Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Posted to rec.audio.high-end
SuperKrundaal SuperKrundaal is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default Let's talk about Vertical Traking Angle (VTA)

Hi, I'm planning to buy a new Nagano cartridge for my Thorens TD160 turntable. So, let's solve the VTA question: as starting point is better to put the arm parallel to the record or the shell/top surface of the cartridge parallel to the record? Explain your answers. Thanks!
  #2   Report Post  
Posted to rec.audio.high-end
Peter Wieck[_2_] Peter Wieck[_2_] is offline
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 137
Default Let's talk about Vertical Traking Angle (VTA)

On Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:40:08 AM UTC-5, SuperKrundaal wrote:
Hi, I'm planning to buy a new Nagano cartridge for my Thorens TD160 turntable. So, let's solve the VTA question: as starting point is better to put the arm parallel to the record or the shell/top surface of the cartridge parallel to the record? Explain your answers. Thanks!


First, the arm needs to be parallel to the surface. Otherwise (think about it), the angle of the arm may vary as it pivots. And, as records vary in thickness from the edge to the center, you will need to determine where to 'take' your parallel starting point. Further to all this, there is considerable variation in weight and thickness across the universe of LP records.

Second, few records are dead-flat in any case, there will be variations.

With that in mind, and third, the cartridge needs to be aligned carefully to the headshell, which, in turn, needs to be aligned carefully to the arm. This is a system, not a group of single items, and all must work together.

And, of course, you are running up against the fact that pivot-arm turntables are a series of compromises in the first place, as the relationship between the stylus, arm and record is 'perfect' at only one point anyway. A tangential-arm TT solves most of these compromises.

http://www.aardvarkmastering.com/riaa.htm

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA
Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OT. Talk Talk, Colour of Spring Gareth Magennis Pro Audio 5 February 25th 16 11:30 PM
What is the "stereo angle'? No Name Pro Audio 6 August 11th 07 08:53 PM
Amp on 110 angle = fail? Mike Car Audio 4 February 12th 05 12:46 AM
How to angle a flush mounted tweeter? steve Car Audio 1 August 23rd 03 11:26 PM
How to angle a flush tweeter? steve Car Audio 2 August 18th 03 11:08 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:25 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 AudioBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Audio and hi-fi"