stylus force gauge

Aug 31, 2010
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Can anyone tell me what type of battery goes into the Ortofon DS-3. Is it the button type or a normal pencil AAA type.

Thanks.
 

XV-1

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May 24, 2010
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#42
Hi Neville

It uses standard 2 x AAA batteries.

Why? I am guessing overall cheaper running and easy to buy?

Cheers
 

Ron Resnick

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#43
Which is the best stylus force gauge these days? The Ortofon DS-3 or the Cartridge Man or the Orb SFM-2 or the Clearaudio Weight Watcher?
 

tima

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Which is the best stylus force gauge these days? The Ortofon DS-3 or the Cartridge Man?
I've tried a bunch of 'em, though not the Cartridge Man. Today I'm happy with the Ortofon DS-3. Reads to .01g
Mine maintains its accuracy, at least according to a calibration weight. Bought from Japan via ebay, <$100 shipped.
 
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I have an Ortofon DS-1 that I’d be willing to sell for $50.00 plus shipping charges.

Send me a PM if interested.

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Ron Resnick

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Ron Resnick

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#49
I like the one that Chad sells that is accurate to 3 decimal places.
Is it actually accurate to 3 decimal places, or does it merely render a display at 3 decimal places?
 
Sep 27, 2016
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#50
Is it actually accurate to 3 decimal places, or does it merely render a display at 3 decimal places?
There's a one million dollar question! Another question might be who needs +/- 0.001 accuracy. :)

I have always assumed the Shure SFG-2 to be accurate (it's just a pain IMO to use). When I got the Ortofon DS-3, I compared its readings to the SFG-2. And, to the degree I can determine by reading the SFG-2 scale, my Ortofon is dead on. I called it a day at that point.
 
May 30, 2010
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#51
In this case I follow the Casio versus Rolex argument - my $20 miniature goldsmith scale used with an old double bent credit card is accurate to .01 g. I have found that a gold credit card is not more accurate the fuel point card. :D
 

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