Well , 96% is the highest % that is possible to achieve with conventional distillation. Maybe I should re-tip it?
The bodies measured similarly for me. Perhaps my AT120 is on the low side but I don't see it being off by 100+mH.Thanks for the AT120Ea posts! You might add that another difference is the regular 120E body's higher inductance (490mH, I think).
Sorry, I meant the120Ea vs 120E. The 'regular E' is higher, as mentioned here for instance: https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?t=103140The bodies measured similarly for me.
Interesting. But there seems to be conflicting numbers provided by A-T in different catalogs. The 2014 one definitely says 350mH.Sorry, I meant the120Ea vs 120E. The 'regular E' is higher, as mentioned here for instance: https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?t=103140
EDIT: Seem to be conflicting info on the regular 120E, so should add more sources for definitive measurements/specs.
I don't have any specific cartridges recommendations but instead something to consider. If you aren't too focused on FR, then distortion is not as big of a deal as most good, new cartridges tend to have similar distortion. Compare results on this thread to see. Ideally you want something with at least -30 dB crosstalk for archival work if you want to say you did as good of a job as you could. I know a lot of people that use Audio-Technica MC cartridges for the types of records you want to record. But as you can see they are not that different from the MM cartridges as long as you have loading options. In fact you have more FR options with the latter.Really interesting threads here, many thanks for all your hard work!
I'm looking at archiving all my old vinyls and doing it properly. The sort of stuff that was never released digitally, the originals DATs long disappeared etc! Dubplates, 10"/12" singles mainly.
Strain gauge carts seem a solution to the low mass cantilever issue, but don't appear to have been popular. Anyone here tested one?
I'm going to digitally EQ my recordings, so flat F/R isn't necessary. What I'm after is the lowest distortion to get the best possible transcription (after EQ). Which carts have the lowest distortion /harmonics so far?