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    "The XT-R represents a distinctive electronic approach to solving crosstalk inherent in many turntable cartridges and acoustic problems due to axial tilt."

    Best I can gauge from a quick look: Installs between phono stage and linestage. Another set of cables. Adjusts crosstalk in the box. For cartridges whose azimuth cannot be set properly? Compensates up to 7-degrees of tilt. $350.

    http://www.jolida.com/product/foz-xt-r

    It's .... uh, clever! Would you use it or have you a situation where your azimuth canna be dialed in? I doubt it for myself.


    (Didn't know whether this should go under Phonostages or Cartridges. Myles -howza 'bout an Accessories subforum under Analog Playback.)

  • #2
    Is this a Fozgometer clone or something that's supposed to compensate for improperly aligned azimuth?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bobm View Post
      Is this a Fozgometer clone or something that's supposed to compensate for improperly aligned azimuth?
      I might calibrate my azimuth using it but I certainly wouldn't want to run my phono signal thru that box all the time.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bobm View Post
        Is this a Fozgometer clone or something that's supposed to compensate for improperly aligned azimuth?
        It is designed by Fosgate, the same who did the Fozgometer. And is not a clone. It modifies the signal coming out of the phono stage per its user's setup. I agree with JC - I would not run a signal through it - more circuitry, more cabling. Kinda makes me wonder who it is meant for?

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        • #5
          At about $350 it is interesting but I would not use it. In the end, it would tell you how much of a modification to the signal would necessary to arrive at azimuth compensation in db and actually apply the compensation. So, sort of Fozgometer like.

          It would be useful for those that can't compensate for azimuth mechanically. But then, those that may have arms that are not easily adjustable may be less than interested anyway.

          Kind of puzzling.
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            "It would be useful for those that can't compensate for azimuth mechanically."

            I'm thinking I may not want such a cartridge.

            But 30 years from know the Foz XT-R probably will be a forum topic. "Yeah I had one, along with one of those Audio Technica vibrating stylus cleaners."

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          Originally posted by tima View Post


          "The XT-R represents a distinctive electronic approach to solving crosstalk inherent in many turntable cartridges and acoustic problems due to axial tilt."

          Best I can gauge from a quick look: Installs between phono stage and linestage. Another set of cables. Adjusts crosstalk in the box. For cartridges whose azimuth cannot be set properly? Compensates up to 7-degrees of tilt. $350.

          http://www.jolida.com/product/foz-xt-r

          It's .... uh, clever! Would you use it or have you a situation where your azimuth canna be dialed in? I doubt it for myself.


          (Didn't know whether this should go under Phonostages or Cartridges. Myles -howza 'bout an Accessories subforum under Analog Playback.)
          There is a review in the February 2017 print edition of The Absolute Sound. TAS #270. It is not online as of today.

          However, there is a short preview blog here: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...alk-reduction/

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          • #7
            According to the blog, it works at line level, so it may be less damaging to the signal by putting it in the circuit.
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