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Old 01-11-2019, 06:31 PM
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Default CA Linear tone arms.

What can you all tell me about them? Their good points, their bad points. Linear arms made a big difference in the 70' and 80's. Is that still true today? I know SME is a dirty word here. But I would love to try a TT5 on a SME 15. I just don't have room for a Innovation. Though a Ovation might work. I just prefer the suspension system of the SME. Any thought would be appreciated. TNX.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:09 PM
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Innovation Wood Compact. It is still a really nice table but not quite as large as the regular Innovation.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:09 PM
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Not sure whey you think SME is to be unspoken, but the CA linear TAs look great to me. I'm still deciding between a 12" & a TT5.
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Owner of the Clearaudio Innovation & TT5 linear arm. I can tell you this. There would have been NO way I could have installed this on my own. The linear arms require patience...lots. And require some careful considerations into what cartridges will best fit. Working with a local dealer is a must.

Thankfully AA member and friend, Steve Lyde, drove down to help me.

Still has some finicky things about it but sounds terrific.
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Owner of the Clearaudio Innovation & TT5 linear arm. I can tell you this. There would have been NO way I could have installed this on my own. The linear arms require patience...lots. And require some careful considerations into what cartridges will best fit. Working with a local dealer is a must.

Thankfully AA member and friend, Steve Lyde, drove down to help me.

Still has some finicky things about it but sounds terrific.
Tim - any chance you could expand on the problems with the installation and the 'finicky things' with your TT5? Also, how about a pic or two of your TT/TA?
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I installed the TT3 on my Avant-garde Magnum. Time consuming, but straightforward. I find biggest drawback with the arm is the inability to use a lifter.
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