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is it possible to get something like a grado or shure to fit?
Yes, but be aware that phono cartridges, like speakers, all have their own "sound". And you can't properly install one yourself. It takes some specialized tools.
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Yes, but be aware that phono cartridges, like speakers, all have their own "sound". And you can't properly install one yourself. It takes some specialized tools.
if by special tools you mean like a electronics driver set i'v got one of those. and yes i know they all have diferent sounds its kinda like tube rolling. but pretty much everything will be better than ceramic carts




there we go. some cellphone pics of the cart thats on it.
Edited by NFF - 7/4/14 at 10:00pm
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if by special tools you mean like a electronics driver set i'v got one of those. and yes i know they all have diferent sounds its kinda like tube rolling. but pretty much everything will be better than ceramic carts

Yes, like tube rolling, but much bigger differences.

No, . The mechanical mounting is easy, it's getting the proper alignment that you need the specialized tools for.
If you stop and think about the various forces involved and the fact that the cantilever tip has to accelerate and decelerate extremely rapidly it all gets very complicated. The best shops have specialized electronic tools to aid in setup. An improperly aligned cartridge can actually "erase" some of the sound from a record. Expect to pay $50 -$500, depending on the capabilities of the shop. Some will include mounting as part of the cartridge's purchase price though.

See this and this for example.
Edited by billbartuska - 7/4/14 at 10:26pm
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Thrift store score:

Belkin PureAV AP20800-10 Power/Phase Filter and Surge Supressor. I paid $16.91. Retails at $100 and up. Removed ALL of the noise from my vintage Pioneer SX1000TA.

Below that is my dead RX-7000V Lasted a very long time. RIP



sorry if the photo looks a bit funny, had to grab my low light lens to take a picture and I rushed the focus.

Planning to use this with my home theater setup to protect my TV, sub, receiver, and a few game consoles.
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Good find Raidmax. I saw a similar one for around $26.

Does the noise only affects your vintage pioneer? or it's a problem in your area?
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Good find Raidmax. I saw a similar one for around $26.

Does the noise only affects your vintage pioneer? or it's a problem in your area?

Both my Pioneers (new and old) have a bit of hissing on our power, putting that filter in the middle cut that dramatically. I don't really have any trouble with speaker thumps unless I turn on the ballast for my fluorescent lamp.

But because of the age of my vintage Pioneer (1968) and the fact it is on original solid state caps, the cleaner power it gets the better. I had a guy go through it and he said all of the components, despite their age, were perfect.
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Both my Pioneers (new and old) have a bit of hissing on our power, putting that filter in the middle cut that dramatically. I don't really have any trouble with speaker thumps unless I turn on the ballast for my fluorescent lamp.

But because of the age of my vintage Pioneer (1968) and the fact it is on original solid state caps, the cleaner power it gets the better. I had a guy go through it and he said all of the components, despite their age, were perfect.

Amazing...I was thinking on suggesting a recap for your pioneers.
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This was me today. biggrin.gif Focal Electra 1028 Be2 in Low Luster Walnut finish. $3,000 less than the high-gloss finish but every bit as glorious!




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Do need my address for testing?
    
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No thanks, I can handle the burden of testing on my own. smile.gif
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