A dream come through; Airtangent Reference sn35/100 pictures

bonzo75

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shakti

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on an (for me) unknown tonearm, I like to make my first fitting experience with a more robust and forgiving cartridge like the PC-1.
Even not 100% adjusted it sounds nice.
The construction of the PC-1 is covering the needle, so most likely the protection of the needle is better, which I like for a first fitment.

Becoming an expert on Air Tangent , a Colibri will make more sense than in the beginning.

I still find fitting and fine tuning a Colibri very tricky.
 

Lagonda

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on an (for me) unknown tonearm, I like to make my first fitting experience with a more robust and forgiving cartridge like the PC-1.
Even not 100% adjusted it sounds nice.
The construction of the PC-1 is covering the needle, so most likely the protection of the needle is better, which I like for a first fitment.

Becoming an expert on Air Tangent , a Colibri will make more sense than in the beginning.

I still find fitting and fine tuning a Colibri very tricky.
The total arm mass is probably a little higher than what the Colibri prefers,
but a light cartridge is good on linear air arms.
That one is going to be interesting ;)
 
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I have mounted one on a airforce 3 works well
on an (for me) unknown tonearm, I like to make my first fitting experience with a more robust and forgiving cartridge like the PC-1.
Even not 100% adjusted it sounds nice.
The construction of the PC-1 is covering the needle, so most likely the protection of the needle is better, which I like for a first fitment.

Becoming an expert on Air Tangent , a Colibri will make more sense than in the beginning.

I still find fitting and fine tuning a Colibri very tricky.
This makes perfect sense having had lots of experience of Vdh with Airtangent tonearms
 
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great,
do you have pictures of the Tonarme base? Was ist done from techDAS?

I will do some pictures from control/regulator chassis and the compressor, they never left the alloy box.
It was a custom made board for the tech das manufactured by a local machine shop, this deck is owned by a customer will try and get a picture. Look forward to seeing the regulator chassis and compressor. I own a few Airatngents inc a couple of unused reference tonearms and a unused 10b. By far the finest tonearms I have ever heard.
 

PSAF

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I have been researching cartridges to use on a Thales Simplicity II I just aquired and I see that EMT is used very often not sure if it is due the tangetial aspect of the arm or not. I bought the arm because I was a linear tracker user for a long time ET2 then the Terminator through all the levels and I was tired of messing with the pump so I started with pivoted arms and was not satisfied therfore the Thales. Thinking about the EMT VM
https://www.emt-tontechnik.ch/cartridges/jsd-vm
 

Tango

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I believe you see Thales with EMT a lot because Thales bought the arm and cart business of EMT.

Kind regards,
Tang
 

Tango

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I also considered that particular EMT, since I always liked their "house sound", but now I ended up with two Lumieres instead....:rolleyes:
Are your Lumieres prone to groove artifacts?

Kind regards,Tang
 

Tango

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I should add that the Airtangent ref, even with magnesium assy is probably not the best match for the Lumiere.
However the Groovemaster Titanium with it´s effective mass of 29g, is perfect. Then you have Ortofon 309, Schick etc
 

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