Audio-Technica AT95E + Headshell/Cartridge Plug~n~Spin Combo Kit - STRAIGHT Arm
The AT95E Straight Arm Plug-n-spin Kit is a well regarded and versatile solution for your empty straight type tonearm. You will receive a complete solution that is ready to fit most turntables with what is commonly known as a 'Straight-Japanese' tonearm. This type of tonearm is usually found in Japanese Imports like JVC,
Sansui, & Kenwood. As pictured above this type of straight tonearm is not linear tracking but instead pivots from the gimble base at the right rear corner of the deck. The tonearm socket must be .320
inches in diameter, (see pictures) have four pins in the socket, and a single TOP mounted set screw that secures the head shell in the tonearm socket. The cartridge is made by Audio Technica & the headshell is a custom made for BLISS Needles. The cartridge and headshell come to you Pre-assembled, tested and aligned in USA. The needle depends on what you choose above.
After receiving your new Plug~n~Spin kit, in most cases all you have to do is plug it into the tonearm, tighten down the headshell thumbscrew and adjust the tracking.
How do I adjust tracking pressure and anti skate?
you are lucky enough to have these two adjustments, move tracking force
counter weight until the needle hovers perfectly balanced above the
record. Now rotate the dial with numbers (not the weight itself) to
zero. (this is zero grams pressure on record) then rotate weight AND
numbers together to the recommended tracking pressure for your needle.
Then rotate anti skate to have a setting of equal value. Basically you
want the least amount of needle pressure pushing down on the record as
possible without it skipping or sounding bad. That will give you the
longest life from your needle and records.
NOTE: Anti skate is
adjusting side to side pressure WITHIN GROOVE of record. Tracking
pressure is how hard the needle is pushing down inside the groove.
If your tonearm has a height-adjustable base, make sure the arm is parallel with the record surface.
|Audio Technica AT95E SPECIFICATIONS|
||>20 dB at 1 kHz|
|Tracking Force Range
2.0 grams (20 mN) recommended tracking force
|Recommended Load Impedance
||3.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)|
||within 2.0 dB|
||0.4 x 0.7 mil elliptical diamond stylus|