Continuing the series of seminars at this year’s North West Audio Show, J.R. Boisclair of WAM Engineering LLC will host an informative and interesting pair of seminars looking at the dark art of Advanced Turntable Set Up.
The questions tackled will include:
Fine line contact styli have a notable mechanical advantage over elliptical and conical styli profiles that allow more information to be extracted from the groove, but what is really happening when the stylus meets the groove?
What mechanical, electrical and psychoacoustic problems occur when the contact edges of the stylus are not properly aligned?
How well are cartridges made today to allow the playback stylus to properly transcribe the grooves made by the lathe’s cutterhead stylus?
How can we know with certainty when something less than 1/15th the radius of a human hair has been well aligned – and why should we care?
What are some of the mistakes and pitfalls common to turntable setup and how to avoid them? Why do we have to be concerned with changes to one setup parameter affecting other parameters?
What does your anti-skating setting have to do with cantilever alignment and azimuth?
What can be known by setting up a cartridge by ear or by test record?
All these questions and more will be answered so make a note of the time and the room.
The seminar will take place in Mackenzie at 12:30 on both Saturday and Sunday.
See You There!