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Anyone familiar with VAS in NJ?
11/17/20 at 18:12:56
 
I came across a company in NJ called Vinyl Audio Science that does cartridge repairs. I have used SoundSmith in the past on a re-tipping but this DV 17DX has a short in the right channel. Harry from VPI posted a comment about some cartridge work he had done (RIP) and was very gracious in his comments. Any input? DV and the US distributor have not replied after many many inquiries. Working in QC, while I have loved my DV carts I have to say that their Quality Control is lacking...Happy Listening, Chris.
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Re: Anyone familiar with VAS in NJ?
Reply #1 - 11/17/20 at 18:27:25
 
Chris,

Steve Yeung at VAS retipped my Dyna 20X2 cartridge last year. It sounds exceptional and I highly recommend his work. He has repaired hundreds of Dyna carts. He is located in the same building as VPI and wires a lot of their tonearms too.

He retipped my cart in two weeks too.

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Reply #2 - 11/17/20 at 18:53:16
 
HK- Thank you for the reply. Good info, when he replied to my inquiry he said that  there is 65-70% chance of fixing it, depending on where the short is. Worth the money to send it to him and get a quote/possibility of repair. Really liked the cartridge when it worked but 13 month life for a cart of that $$$ is not money well spent. Thanks again, and happy listening. Chris
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Re: Anyone familiar with VAS in NJ?
Reply #3 - 11/18/20 at 03:49:38
 
My current cartridge is a Denon 103R which Steve rebuilt earlier this year with a boron cantilever and the line contact stylus. It sounds amazing and is a significant improvement over the stock 103R, which I also own. Best thing was the donor cartridge had a pretty severely skewed cantilever, and it came back to me perfectly straight and easy to align.

I also had him refurbish my 2nd gen Triplanar and it came back better than new: I can't wait to get it mounted this winter. He had to spend a lot of time looking for counterweight bushing material. He does beautiful work and I highly recommend him.
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Reply #4 - 11/22/20 at 16:38:01
 
Thank you all for the replys and info. Packed up the DV and it's on its way to Steve @ VAS. Hopefully it is repairable and affordable. Happy listening, Chris.
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