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So how bad is it?
2018-04-14, 20:42
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So how bad is it?
Ok so this is where I start to panic. When playing music, the bottom of my Kandid actually comes in contact with the vinyl. I don’t think it always did this.. I think I may have done something which caused this. I will say it’s making beautiful music. How much should I worry? What if any action should I take? “Fingers crossed”
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2018-04-14, 21:01
Post: #2
RE: So how bad is it?
What do you think you might have done to cause this? Are you sure it’s actually touching? It shouldn’t but it is close - Google some images, there’s not a lot of space between cartridge and record.

Is tracking weight correct?

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2018-04-14, 21:01
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RE: So how bad is it?
(2018-04-14 20:42)antnick Wrote:  Ok so this is where I start to panic. When playing music, the bottom of my Kandid actually comes in contact with the vinyl. I don’t think it always did this.. I think I may have done something which caused this. I will say it’s making beautiful music. How much should I worry? What if any action should I take? “Fingers crossed”
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It’s either too heavy tracking, wrong VTA or as with some of the Lyra's on the odd occasion the suspension had sagged or needs adjusting.

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2018-04-14, 21:35 (This post was last modified: 2018-04-14 21:39 by antnick.)
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RE: So how bad is it?
So I took a few closeups and I think I may be ok.. but it sure is dirty. I’ll try to post

Here is another.. this angel isn’t so convincing..

I think it’s just combining into contact with the underside of the cartridge. I use green paper and silly putty.. scary how dirty this can get. I’m truly getting amazing music from it so maybe just leave it alone...?


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2018-04-14, 21:41
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RE: So how bad is it?
Tracking weight is 1.82 confirmed with same scale I’ve always used. This sounds a good deal better than 1.74 which I previously had it.

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2018-04-15, 00:05
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RE: So how bad is it?
(2018-04-14 21:35)antnick Wrote:  So I took a few closeups and I think I may be ok.. but it sure is dirty. I’ll try to post

Here is another.. this angel isn’t so convincing..

I think it’s just combining into contact with the underside of the cartridge. I use green paper and silly putty.. scary how dirty this can get. I’m truly getting amazing music from it so maybe just leave it alone...?

That doesn’t look right to me.... Sad
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2018-04-15, 00:10 (This post was last modified: 2018-04-15 00:11 by LD100.)
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RE: So how bad is it?
I would suggest not playing any records with it rubbing like that.
It obviously needs a visit to the dealers, hopefully just for an adjustment.

It should be riding at approximately this level, giving plenty of room for record clearance.
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2018-04-15, 00:11
Post: #8
RE: So how bad is it?
Ouch, have you checked counter weight, yes obvious, but worth a look

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2018-04-15, 00:22 (This post was last modified: 2018-04-15 00:23 by Glyn Ruck.)
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RE: So how bad is it?
Riding far too low.

Correct height:

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2018-04-15, 00:29
Post: #10
RE: So how bad is it?
Ugh.. I was afraid of this. To me it appears as if the cantalever is not vertical enough..way to horizontal. What consequences are there for playing the way it is? Is this something a dealer should be able to fix or am I eating a Kandid waaay before I should?

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