- Mar 30, 2009
- London, England
tbh i had reached the limits of possibilities with my old Pro-Ject TT. it had a weight unceremoniously dangling off a bit of nylon fishing wire for the anti-skate, no headshell azimuth adjustment, no VTA adjustment, it had speed issues.. you name it, so i "retired" it and got an old Technics SL-1200 (1210, the UK Black Vn.) and the rest is.. well, i dunno about History but its a story!I'm concerned about TT adjustability too. That is partly why I've been asking for TT recommendations.
I have several CD-4 test/set-up discs. Pretty sure at least one of them has the 30kHz tone. They don't necessarily announce that on the jacket though.
Please elaborate whether you're inquiring about my carts or my styluses. They are not the same thing, right? I have a Pickering XV-15/625E on one TT and a Shure of some kind on the other. It takes an N-91E stylus.
most test discs i've tried announce the 30kHz tone's coming. depending on how setups going, it will playback either as 1.) a scratchy garbled mess, 2.) a squawking noise, 3.) a beeping/meeping noise.
yes, the cartridge is the body containing magnets/coils that attaches to the headshell and the stylus is the needle that goes into the cartridge.
the cart and stylus combination needs to be able to retrieve, resolve and generate the higher frequencies necessary for CD-4.
also low capacitance cable is required between the turntable and demodulator.
i don't know either of those cart/stylus combinations but that's not indicative of anything, they may
well be great and just the ticket for your CD-4 needs! what are the rated specs for each and what are the stylus profiles (i.e. are the needles elliptical, conical, spherical, Shibata, Line Contact, etc.)