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1  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Turntable/Stereo lights
 on: Today at 04:01:28 
Started by bikehappy1 | Post by bikehappy1
Iíve seen a few cool desktop lights on the cool systems out there. Whatís your turntable/stereo light and where did you get it.

2  AUDIO FORUMS / Vinyl / Re: Technics - suggested KAB mods
 on: Today at 02:56:47 
Started by Geno | Post by Geno
Archie, I just sent a PM.

3  AUDIO FORUMS / Vinyl / Re: Technics - suggested KAB mods
 on: Today at 02:33:35 
Started by Geno | Post by Geno
Your insight going forward with this project will be very helpful, Archie. Maybe I should go ahead and get some tubing to put on the outside until I can get it sent to KAB. What type, size and weight do I need? Also, where did you locate it on the arm?

4  AUDIO FORUMS / Vinyl / Re: Technics - suggested KAB mods
 on: Today at 01:13:43 
Started by Geno | Post by Archie
Exactly, but it can be put outside. †I don't mind the aesthetics and one of the problems with TT tonearms is their inherent resonances. †Getting rid of them will help sound and detail a lot. †I also experimented with silicone tape. †It also worked but it was bulky and weighed more. †The latex tubing fits like a glove and is 1/32" thick if memory serves.

The tubing eliminated a resonance in the G tonearm (which is really pretty good). †In my test configuration, there was constructive feedback that went off the chart. While in any normal playback it wouldn't be anywhere near that bad, if it's there at all, it's coloring and damaging sound. †There is at least one review of the GR that shows a wide frequency resonance for that tonearm. †I think the GR arm is much closer to the Mk5 arm. †Once you start chasing down the weak links in your table you might want to get them all. †The potential of those tables is amazing.

Kevin gives a simple test for resonance.  Place the needle on a stationary LP, turn up your volume and lightly tap the arm with a straightened paper clip.  You'll more than likely hear it ring.  In my case, I got more of a tone around 300Hz that fed-back constructively.  Now with the tubing it just goes "thunk."

5  AUDIO FORUMS / Room Treatment   / Re: Room treatment burn in
 on: Yesterday at 23:56:29 
Started by Showme | Post by Lonely Raven

It depends on what kind of velcro you used.   Smiley

6  AUDIO FORUMS / Vinyl / Re: Technics - suggested KAB mods
 on: Yesterday at 23:43:32 
Started by Geno | Post by Geno
I noticed on the KAB website that the tubing was placed on the inside as part of the rewiring process. Since Iím having that done with the upgrades, Iíll not try to put it on the outside, but thank you for the offer to help.

7  EQUIPMENT FORUMS / ZMA / Re: Anyone Tube Roll with the ZMA yet?
 on: Yesterday at 22:45:54 
Started by Lonely Raven | Post by Archie
I've got my 7581As back in too.  They are magical!

8  AUDIO FORUMS / Vinyl / Re: Technics - suggested KAB mods
 on: Yesterday at 22:33:13 
Started by Geno | Post by Archie
The tray and damping "finger" just clamp on with a set screw each. †The only downside to having the damper installed is that it blocks the view of the vertical adjusting ring zero. †I made a mark in a different place and just do the math when moving the ring.

Are you getting the Herbies mat? †One thing I like about the Herbies is that it is slightly sticky and it helps pull dust off of the LP. †When the mat gets too dirty, you just take packing tape and pick off the dust.

Rewiring the tonearm so you can use better ICs is nice and worthwhile. †I also have the strobe cancellation on my Mk2. †I mostly liked not having the big red light on all the time (it's blue on the G). †

The KAB tube will only work for you if you rewire the arm since it fits inside the arm tube. †I was able to put tubing on the outside of my G arm though. †I think it does the same thing but you might not like the look. †There is a trick to getting it over the headshell lock nut and onto the arm. †If you go that route, PM me your email and I'll send a photo or two to give you an idea of how I managed it. †You'd need the right size tubing which can be had cheaply on ebay.

9  EQUIPMENT FORUMS / ZMA / Re: Anyone Tube Roll with the ZMA yet?
 on: Yesterday at 22:24:53 
Started by Lonely Raven | Post by stone_of_tone
I'm off today Arch, so I had to put the 7581A's back in. They have more sparkle extended treble over the 7027A's. The 27's are more akin but not the same mind you, to my KT88's, and run cooler of course.

However, I do owe the 7027A's more hours and they will get it. Right now though as I write I'm in bliss with the 7581A's that might give up some in soundstage.....but all so good and extended up top that I love with my Adagio's.

Well, 31.5 hours to get in at work the next 3 days ....then off Friday and back to power tube rolling!

10  AUDIO FORUMS / Vinyl / Re: Technics - suggested KAB mods
 on: Yesterday at 20:13:49 
Started by Geno | Post by Geno
Thanks so much, Archie. Exactly how is the damper installed? †Iíll order one soon. And the new feet, mat and tonearm tube as well. The rest Iíll leave to KAB whenever I send it to them. The power and interconnect cables are hardwired stock, so that will definitely be included.

Best,

Geno