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Linn Krystal Mounting
2017-09-30, 10:31 (This post was last modified: 2017-09-30 10:31 by LD100.)
Post: #11
RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
(2017-09-25 17:13)totustuus Wrote:  Hello to everyone who answered me!

I never play dusty records and of course I use carbon- and other brushes to clean my records before I play them.
I also own a record cleaning machine.
I think, it could be a combination of the very low riding Krystal and an electrostatic problem.
Nothing changed in my turntable except the cartridge - the only obvious difference to my previous Ortofon Valencia is the small distance between Krystal and record surface. But this seems to be normal.

Kind regards

Klaus

I think you have answered your own question that you have an electrostatic problem.

You may wish to consider a Milty Zerostat or Furutech Destat III.

Personally I use a Bib Groovstat Electronic 3000, circa 1976, but I don't think those are available any more. Sad
I give each record side a "treatment" before playing and have no problems with static or dust.Smile

Original 1978 Fluted Afromosia LP12, Ekos 2, Lyra Kleos SL and lots of other stuff from the 70's that still work fine.
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2017-09-30, 15:38
Post: #12
RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
Since buying an Okki Nokki cleaner I no longer have a dust problem or very little and absolutely NO static problems. I did have one which was really bad resulting in my dropping a brand new record after only playing one side! That was the last straw and so I forked out and invested in the best piece of audio equipment i have ever bought!

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2017-09-30, 19:51
Post: #13
RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
(2017-09-30 15:38)Wiltshireman Wrote:  Since buying an Okki Nokki cleaner I no longer have a dust problem or very little and absolutely NO static problems. I did have one which was really bad resulting in my dropping a brand new record after only playing one side! That was the last straw and so I forked out and invested in the best piece of audio equipment i have ever bought!

I agree, the Okki Nokki was one of the best pieces of audio equipment that I have ever bought.
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2017-10-07, 13:48
Post: #14
RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
In another forum (HiFi Cabin) someone reported that his Krystal was riding much higher when it came back from service:

"Well as of this morning I'm back in the Krystal Club - the 'cleaned' one has finally been returned to me. It bears the same stock number but it now rides much higher, i.e., it's belly no longer scrapes on the LP and collects dust so not quite sure how a clean has resulted in a cantilever realignment but there you go."

My Krystal, I already said that, is riding extremely low.
I´m not sure if this is correct this way.
Maybe Peter Swain can help me to get clear what is the correct height the cartridge must have.

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Klaus
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2017-10-07, 16:38
Post: #15
RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
(2017-09-22 21:57)totustuus Wrote:  Thank you for your helpful answer!

Then it seems to be inevitable, that the Krystal accumulates more dust than my previous Ortofon Valencia.

Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Kind regards

Klaus
in addition to cleaning discs prior to playing, you could check that the styus hasn't acquired a fine hair around it's shank. These can be almost invisible, you'll need a magnifying lens to check, but act as a very effective catalyst for dust build up.
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2017-10-08, 13:02 (This post was last modified: 2017-10-08 13:26 by totustuus.)
Post: #16
RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
Thank you for your advice!

But, once again, the main problem is the extremely low riding Krystal (please compare with post before) and need a reliable information if this is correct.

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Klaus
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2017-10-08, 15:19 (This post was last modified: 2017-10-08 15:20 by Glyn Ruck.)
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RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
This picture I posted belongs to Peter Swain at Cymbiosis. It is a Krystal he mounted for member Wenge.

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Picture courtesy of Peter Swain Cymbiosis
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2017-10-08, 15:58
Post: #18
RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
Thank you!

My Krystal is definitely riding lower - the cantilever is not damaged, because it sounds really amazing and there is no distortion.

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Klaus
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2017-10-08, 18:06
Post: #19
RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
(2017-10-08 15:19)Glyn Ruck Wrote:  This picture I posted belongs to Peter Swain at Cymbiosis. It is a Krystal he mounted for member Wenge.

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Picture courtesy of Peter Swain Cymbiosis
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Yep that's mine. The naked body and method of fixing does mean that the Krystal will always be fairly close to the record surface as per the posted picture ........ Smile
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2017-10-09, 15:18
Post: #20
RE: Linn Krystal Mounting
Mine is not a bad dust collector. I have to admit that I evaluate with my ears after my eyes have confirmed that the arm is parallel to the platter.

Does yours sound compromised in some way?

I’m not going to stick a feeler gauge under it to measure, but mine looks like the one Glyn posted.

FWIW, my records are clean, kept in anti-static liners, zapped with an ant-static gun, brushed with an anti-static brush before play, and played with the lid down. I clean them on an RCM when new, and usually never have to do it again.

On old records purchased second hand I often see dust, even after the RCM, but it is usually no longer present after the first play.

Just listen .... or not
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