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21st September 2011, 07:55 PM
There was a post a while back about a wee electronic stylus pressure guage. Can anyone point me to the site where I can get one please?
A new cartridge and an arm that does not have down force markings on it, so I need t set the correct playing weight.
21st September 2011, 09:33 PM
I have one of these (http://www.needledoctor.com/AcousTech-Stylus-Force-Gauge?sc=2&category=423) for about three moths now seems to be o.k. And it's not overly expensive.
21st September 2011, 09:57 PM
I have the DealExtreme (http://www.dealextreme.com/p/digital-precision-scale-with-leather-case-5g-max-0-01g-resolution-16269) version. Probably worth spending a couple more dollars on a calibration weight. There are a lot more options on DX if a different model suits you better.
2nd October 2011, 07:18 PM
Thanks Chiba, ordered one last week c/w test weight
2nd October 2011, 09:48 PM
Advasco is a company I purchased a small set of electronic scales, They do up to 50 grams and they can do a tare weight, perfect for setting the weight of the needle on the platter.
18th October 2011, 02:36 PM
Well tempered make one. My one came with the turntable, but you can get one from Soundline.
19th October 2011, 06:25 PM
Scales arrived today. Checked with 5g calibration weight and they weigh spot on. Checked down force on my cartridge and it was a bit low. Set up wit new play weight and souns good.
cheers guys for the leads and offers
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