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 Post subject: Tone arm and reproducer orientation
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:42 pm 
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Victor Jr
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Should the face of the reproducer be 90* from the record surface. My tone arm is worn and is not 90*from the record surface.
It is about 5* tilted.
Will this wear the records?


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 Post subject: Re: Tone arm and reproducer orientation
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:27 am 
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What kind of phonograph is it? There may be an adjustment to repair it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tone arm and reproducer orientation
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:33 am 
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For lateral cut recordings, the diaphragm should be nearly perfectly perpendicular to the record surface. Yes, being off that much could cause more than normal groove wear. Cheers, Russie.


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 Post subject: Re: Tone arm and reproducer orientation
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:03 pm 
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Here's from the Vocalion manual on the position of the reproducer for lateral or vertical records.
(http://nipperhead.com/old/aeolian09.htm)


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 Post subject: Re: Tone arm and reproducer orientation
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:54 pm 
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Victor Jr
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Thanks for all the input. The problem was the mid-section of the tone arm. It was broke an I had it taped on. I luckily found one on the net. My original tone arm was held on by a pin, this one by two set screws.
I drilled the two set screw holes and put the pin in. That’s why it was out of alignment. I elongated the pin holes to get the correct alignment, filled holes with Bondic and redrilled.
Perfect now.
Thanks Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Tone arm and reproducer orientation
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:52 pm 
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SCD53 wrote:
Thanks for all the input. The problem was the mid-section of the tone arm. It was broke an I had it taped on. I luckily found one on the net. My original tone arm was held on by a pin, this one by two set screws.
I drilled the two set screw holes and put the pin in. That’s why it was out of alignment. I elongated the pin holes to get the correct alignment, filled holes with Bondic and redrilled.
Perfect now.
Thanks Steve



Be cautions when working on Vocalion tonearms, they're plagued with pot metal that can be very brittle.


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