Analog Magik

Kcin

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Thanks for the follow-up. Maybe if I see results from a cartridge that does correlate well with the AM tests it will make more sense. I would like to see some type of roll up, summary or conclusion from each test along with the raw data
I am getting closer to getting the Ortofon Cartridge analyzer running. Many problems associated with old age on this unit. Its ironic because I know my dealer friend who bought this originally rarely used it... use or loose it as they say. All that aside, when you got your cartridge analyzed with that machine some 40 or so years ago you got a summary
print out like attached. Very cool.


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tima

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#82
I am getting closer to getting the Ortofon Cartridge analyzer running. Many problems associated with old age on this unit. Its ironic because I know my dealer friend who bought this originally rarely used it... use or loose it as they say. All that aside, when you got your cartridge analyzed with that machine some 40 or so years ago you got a summary
print out like attached. Very cool.


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That's really neat, covering cartridges and tonearms. You could compare Ortofon results with AnalogMagik results. Does it use test tracks with output fed into the custom computer?
 

Kcin

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#83
That's really neat, covering cartridges and tonearms. You could compare Ortofon results with AnalogMagik results. Does it use test tracks with output fed into the custom computer?
Yes exactly, it has a set of test records and you attach your turntable to the analyzer and run the sequence. See post #70 above.
 
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I am getting closer to getting the Ortofon Cartridge analyzer running. Many problems associated with old age on this unit. Its ironic because I know my dealer friend who bought this originally rarely used it... use or loose it as they say. All that aside, when you got your cartridge analyzed with that machine some 40 or so years ago you got a summary
print out like attached. Very cool.


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I would also check the condition of the test LP - can you currently get spare LPs for the Ortofon Cartridge analyzer?

Perhaps people want to see how Ortofon checks their cartridges - https://www.ortofon.com/hifi/technology/the-measurement-test-chain
 

Kcin

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I would also check the condition of the test LP - can you currently get spare LPs for the Ortofon Cartridge analyzer?

Perhaps people want to see how Ortofon checks their cartridges - https://www.ortofon.com/hifi/technology/the-measurement-test-chain
No, unfortunately, there is no support for the TC-3000 analyzer. I wrote Ortofon looking for prints but none to be had as the engineers and folks associated with this device are long gone and files evidently purged. The test records in my kit are pristine.

Its funny because the unit is full of Motorola 6800 series Micro processors- this and the Intel 8086 were the basis for my early education in these devices.
 

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