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Tag Archives: Tonearm

  1. Turntable and tonearm

Turntable consists of a platter connected to a shaft in a rotating, cylindrical, and platter rotating on a bearing located at the bottom of the cylinder and in contact with the drive, the two components will rotate thanks to the motor or belt, and the plinth. These are the 3 main components of a vinyl tray. Platter is usually made of aluminum, or monolithic so that it does not resonate and has a heavy weight from 3-5kg to stabilize and prevent vibration. Turntable needs to balance so that the platter and shaft do not lose weight, tilt sideways, in the long run easily damage the belt and make worn bearing. Motor use in the long term also needs to be lubricated so that maintenance is not dry or hiss. Some good turntable will usually have anti-vibration feet that adjust height. And in addition, there are some wheels like Linn Sondek LP12 or AudioCraft AR-110 outside the outtriggers that vibrate, the platter face is connected to the tonearm surface, these two components are supported by springs and separated from the case as well as motor wrongly completely vibrates.

Tonearm is where we attach the needle. Tonearm includes counterweight, anti-skating anti-skid, and various moving mechanisms: unipivot, gimbal, bearing. Good tonearm materials are usually brass or titanium nitride because they are very light and good in resonance, when playing more bass and deep with no vibration.

  1. Phonostage

Many of you still think that the sound of vinyl discs is the most original and closest to the recording. Yeah, this concept is due to you guys selling discs or selling hi-end goods. In addition to the mix and cut discs directly, some vinyl discs are remixed from the original master tape and then cut and stamped into different versions. During the process of creating the disc, the signal has been processed, has been calibrated EQ, why is it because of the cutting lathe it is difficult to engrave the information that is too large and the sectional area is not may be too deep, thus affecting the life of the needle tip (often very expensive).