Joe10155 said:Bretty, I too had a problem with the arm lift height upon setting up my Gyrodec & TechnoArm A and Goldring 2300 cart. I emailed Mitchells and they said:
"You need to lift the arc that forms the arm lift platform on the spindle it is attached to. At the front you will see a small allen screw, you require a 1.27mm allen key. Loosen the screw, lift the arc assembly on the spindle to give you the required clearance, and re tighten the screw."
I got a set of small allen keys from Maplins which included a 1.3mm key which fitted ok. You only need to alter the height a very very small amount as the length of the arm magnifys the rise by a huge factor.
I found that having the VTA adjustment sleeve fitted does make it dead easy to make adjustments as I too started off inadvertantly with a tail high set up; and lowering the arm bit by bit was so simple and quick and it sounded better too. If you like to tinker now and again then I recommend you get the right arm board so you can fit the VTA sleeve.
Whoops, already sorted well done,
Yeah, but thanks anyway!
I will get the right armboard at some point in the future, probably when I change cart.
Talking of carts i'm actually thinking that I might stay with MM, for the convenience of being able to change the stylus rather than the whole cart when the need arises. I've also been hearing that, unless you spend mega money, MC's sound a bit harsh. There's a couple of MM that i'm thinking of and they are in pretty different price brackets:
1: Goldring 1042. The user comments i've been reading sound really encouraging. Good detail and a full sound.
2: Ortofon 2M Black. I read a great in-depth review of this cart (actually it was an A/B review of both the Black and the Bronze) and it has piqued my interest. I don't like the sound of the Red and Blue (and the Bronze, too, to a lesser degree), with their lean nature but the Black is supposed to be a completely different beast with a smooth, organic sound to go along with oodles of detail.
I'd love any and all comments on these two carts.