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BillB
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Anti-skating, my turntable rocks!

Got the new Stooges LP (not that great, as it turns out, IMHO). Anyway, there are 3 sides, so side 4 isn't really side 4, it's blank/smooth. Just for fun, I "played" side 4. When I lowered the stylus to it, it tracked smoothly and noiselessly, without moving a bit laterally. The tonearm was motionless when I placed the stylus near the outer edge of the record, or near the label, or in the middle. I presume that's a fair indicator that my anti-skating is set "just right".
However, I suspect that the smooth surface would not cause the amount of skating force that a grooved surface would. Do I surmise correctly? And have you ever tried this yourself on a non-grooved record surface?

And IF a grooved surface causes more inward skating, THEN perhaps my experiment tells me that I actually need MORE anti-skating force, so that on a blank surface it should drift outwards, if set correctly??

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Re: Anti-skating, my turntable rocks!

I think on a perfectly smooth surface like that it should actually move back a bit if I remember correctly. Not sure but I know it's been mentioned by Michael Fremer before and I know he said stationary is not the object of anti skate. I'll try and look it up- could be on his DVD. Anyway it sounds like you're pretty close to what it should be; maybe it just needs minor tweaking?

BillB
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Re: Anti-skating, my turntable rocks!

I think I'll add just a tad more anti-skating - takes 1 second to turn a little dial on this Ariston tt.

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