Status: Jan 2021 - 100% OPEN.
The BC3600 Straight Arm Plug-n-spin Kit is an ideal solution for your empty straight Japanese type tonearm. You will receive a complete pre-mounted cartridge solution that is ready to fit many straight tonearm equipped "Japanese" type 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 right rear corner of the deck which is known as a gimble mount tonearm. It requires an empty socket at the front end of the tonearm. The tonearm socket must be .320 inches in diameter, 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 an ADC LMH-1 copy. The needle depends on what you choose above. The cartridge and headshell come pre-assembled.
Once installed, how do I adjust tracking pressure and anti skate?If 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.
BLISS Cartridge BC3600 1/2" Mount Cartridge w/needle
Stylus: 0.6 mil Conical Bonded Diamond tipCantilever: Carbon fiber with OEM ATN91B needle chosen Cantilever: Alloy round tube with copy needle chosenTracking Force: 1.5 - 3.0gramsOutput Level: 4.2mV @ 5cm/sec. @ 1KhzFrequency Range: 20 - 20KhzLoad Impedance: 47K ohmChannel Balance: 1.5 dBCombined weight as pictured: 9 gramsChannel Seperation: 20dB @ 1Khz & 15dB @ 10Khz