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Old 03-07-2020, 03:09 PM
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Gimbaled Fatboy....great choice. Uni-pivot make you nervous? I am using an Ortofon Cadenza Black on my Fatboy plus have a Grado Ref2 as a backup. Ivan will always steer you in the right direction.
I really was not sure which way to go between gimbaled and uni pivot so I just went towards the majority of positive feedback from owners.I'm not smart enough to be nervous..LOL I hope I made the right decision.
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You made the correct decision. The VPI Gimbaled Fatboy is an excellent arm. An extra bonus, it will be easier to set up than a uni-pivot.
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I really was not sure which way to go between gimbaled and uni pivot so I just went towards the majority of positive feedback from owners.I'm not smart enough to be nervous..LOL I hope I made the right decision.
With the Fatboy there are no bad decisions. Either the gimbaled or uni-pivot are truly phenom arms. Enjoy what you have, no second-guess with these arms.
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Old 03-07-2020, 08:02 PM
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Where can I brush up on set up for the TT and cartridge
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VPI has setup videos on YouTube (search for “VPI prime setup”). Also on YouTube search for Michael Fremer, you’ll find several videos on TT setup.
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One of the keys to proper set-up is having the right tools and the knowledge to use those tools. A good cartridge alignment tool would be a great place to start. There are many out there. IMO, I think the VPI alignment gauge is okay but a better one would be the Dr. Feickert Next Generation Alignment Protractor. Other necessary tools include a digital stylus gauge, a test record such as one made by Analog Productions and some method (e.g. listening) or tool to dial in azimuth (Fozgometer). If your Fatboy didn't come with the Soundsmith Counter Intuitive, it's a worthwhile investment for easier set-up. Also getting a smartphone app such as the "Magnifying Glass HD" really helps seeing the stylus using whatever alignment tool you use. Best of luck!
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