You are here

Log in or register to post comments
imispgh
imispgh's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 1 month ago
Joined: May 23 2006 - 10:37am
How quiet can a tonearm be?

I was told that a good arm will not permit you to hear you dragging your finger across it at normal volume (arm raised)

On mySystemdek I hear it. I tied this on a Walker table recently and could not

Anyone ever try this?

CECE
CECE's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Sep 17 2005 - 8:16am
Re: How quiet can a tonearm be?

No, I tried getting into your house, and failed, leave the stuff outside so I can try it.

Jeff Wong
Jeff Wong's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 3 months ago
Joined: Sep 6 2005 - 3:28am
Re: How quiet can a tonearm be?

imispgh - I had not done this before, but, in the interest of providing you with some more info, I just tried this on my VPI and can report I didn't hear anything.

DUP - If you have nothing helpful to offer, maybe you should refrain from replying. You've done this on more than one occasion, where it looks like an answer to the original poster's question has been offered. One clicks on the reply only to discover he's been DUP'd.

imispgh
imispgh's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 1 month ago
Joined: May 23 2006 - 10:37am
Re: How quiet can a tonearm be?

I tried it on a carbon arm yesterday and couldn't hear it either. Time for a new arm

ohfourohnine
ohfourohnine's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Sep 1 2005 - 7:41pm
Re: How quiet can a tonearm be?

It appears you need a new arm. I just tried your test on my Music Hall MMF-7 which is a very modestly priced TT with the Pro-ject 9 tonearm - a solid aluminum arm tube. No sound through the system either at normal listening levels or at significantly increased levels. Happy shopping.

CECE
CECE's picture
Offline
Last seen: Never ago
Joined: Sep 17 2005 - 8:16am
Re: How quiet can a tonearm be?

My VPI-JMW 10 arms don't make no sound either...that means you have some pretty bad resonances, masking stuff. Or simply put, them arm be bad. One bad arm do ruin the entire thing. Oh, and this is nothing AVA or Legacy can cure.

  • X
    Enter your Stereophile.com username.
    Enter the password that accompanies your username.
    Loading