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    Joseph Grado published a series of articles about Turntables in Audio magazine starting in June 1977. To this very day I have used his articles as one of my references.

    Since LP's have come back in a big way, a lot of the old knowledge has been forgotten. There is considerable misunderstanding of Tonearm resonance point for example, but its basic physics. I particularly like Grado's explanation and importance of the the tonearm resonance point discussed at the end of the articles. Although dated, I hope this information will be helpful.

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    Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

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    • #3
      Nice articles. Very good info that is still relevant. Thanks Joe!
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      • #4
        I liked Joe Grado. He lived/had his shop in Westfield, NJ where I lived. (you could tell it was he since he was the only one in Westfield to tool around in his Lambo). He knew music - was a singer at the MET in NY. He was very interested in resonances and actually built a plastic violin that was extremely close in timber to a Strad. His "go to" ultimate system was AR (sometimes KLH) for the bottom end and Janzen electros for the top.

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          I was privy many years ago at a Chicago CES to a discussion about opera among Dick Sequerra, Dick Shahanian and George Bischoff. Very interesting!

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        Especially part 3. Highly recommended reading.
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        • #6
          Originally posted by Joe Pittman View Post
          Joseph Grado published a series of articles about Turntables in Audio magazine starting in June 1977. To this very day I have used his articles as one of my references.

          Since LP's have come back in a big way, a lot of the old knowledge has been forgotten. There is considerable misunderstanding of Tonearm resonance point for example, but its basic physics. I particularly like Grado's explanation and importance of the the tonearm resonance point discussed at the end of the articles. Although dated, I hope this information will be helpful.

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          The last installment promised an examination into linear tonearms, but somehow I missed it.

          Was there a follow-up to cover this topic?

          Excellent article, it matches my experiences with a very light Oftofon OM-10 perhaps tracking on the light side and a heavier Grado Sonata tracking better on my linear tonearm (Pioneer PL-L1000).

          I am switching to CD's for the next week until a stylus gauge, record cleaning fluid and a few other toys show up in the mail.

          I want to do this right.

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