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Armlift replacement krane arm

Faxe

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Today the dealer replaced the armlift of my Krane arm. Since I bought my LP12 when the needle was landing at the LP while using the armlift it jumped inwards a couple of grooves by some LP's. With the new armlift this has been fixed :)

In the beginning Linn wasn't very cooperative with fixing this problem, they said the problem will go away after breaking in the armlift.
 

dikki

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Oh wow. Sometimes happens to me as well, with my Ekos SE.

I have the feeling the lift sometimes goes down rather quickly. Arm lifts I had in the past were slower and didn't have this problem.

Do you think in your case your lift also was too quick in going down?
 

Faxe

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I don't have any reference for this with other armlift so I don't know it myself. According to my dealer the armlift was actually to slow compared to other krane arms they have delivered sofar. I would contact your dealer about this.
 

dikki

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I don't have any reference for this with other armlift so I don't know it myself. According to my dealer the armlift was actually to slow compared to other krane arms they have delivered sofar. I would contact your dealer about this.
That is good to know, thanks.
 

Moomintroll

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I don't have any reference for this with other armlift so I don't know it myself. According to my dealer the armlift was actually to slow compared to other krane arms they have delivered sofar. I would contact your dealer about this.
Yes, slow descent would do it; first contact with the rotating disc could flick it inward.

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ThomasOK

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At the beginning of most records there is a small lip. As the stylus is being lowered it can hit high up on the lip and not in the groove. It can then sometimes slide in a couple of grooves. A very slow cueing device can definitely make this worse. Since very few records are truly flat, especially at the lip, the slow descent can make it bump on the lip a couple of times before being able to settle into the groove.

This tendency also seems to vary with stylus shape. I found the Akiva and Kandid to be more sensitive to it than some others. The best bet with those cartridges, or others that exhibit this, is to cue down a little further in from the lip. Once I mentioned this to customers the problem generally went away.
 

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