An Immediate Improvement
I was really amazed! I immediately noticed a significant reduction in static-caused pops and clicks. Quiet passages of the music were, well, quiet! This includes the breaks between tracks. I had hoped this would make some difference; maybe even enough to postpone buying the "anti-static gun" for a while, but now I've put the gun purchase on indefinite hold. Does this cleaning arm eliminate ALL static? I would say no, but the difference is so significant that, for the price, I can live with just this accessory for quite a while. Now, to everyone's complaint about it being difficult to get the arm to track and follow the stylus on the record. Maybe it's just me, but I had it tracking correctly by the time I got to the second side of the first record I played. Yes, it is finicky, but my suggestion is that once you think you have the sliding weight correctly placed, adjust it in VERY slight increments to get the desired results. A very slight movement of that weight makes a significant difference in the tracking speed. Remember that moving the weight further away from the pivot makes the arm track faster, and the ideal is to have the brush tracking directly in line with the stylus. The other thing to remember is that you MUST connect the wire from the arm to Earth ground. If your amp/receiver is connected to an Earth ground (as in ground rod/copper water pipe, which of course, it should be!),then just tie the arm wire to the ground screw on your component. I have a dedicated stereo component ground wire going directly from my amp to a ground rod. For the price of this accessory, I can't recommend it strongly enough! VERY pleased with delivery time as well.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Matthew Ransom from Jay, Maine.