Solid Results with Best Tractor

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by nebulous9, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. nebulous9

    nebulous9 New Member

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    Well guys, I don't own anything fancy. Just a basic Pro-ject III turntable with basic mods. I have owned the turntable for about 4 months now and decided to change its cartridge. I am an amateur at this and searched everywhere for help and tips. I ended up ordering a tailor made tractor for my turntable to get the best possible alignment.

    I am having such damn good results with the Mint LP Best Tractor.
    http://mintlp.com/best.htm
    Anyone else use these tractors? lol

    I also bought myself a Ortofon DS-1 digital scale to get the correct weight.

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    The new cartridge brought back some life to my turntable. :thmbsp:
     
  2. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Addicted Member

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    What cartridge did you get?
     
  3. nebulous9

    nebulous9 New Member

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    An Ortofon 2M Red.

    Sounds great compared to the stock cartridge.
     
  4. nebulous9

    nebulous9 New Member

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    Thinking of one day upgrading to the 2M Bronze..
     
  5. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Addicted Member

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    The Bronze should be nice. I put a Dynavector 10X4 on my wife's Debut III. It sort of overshoots the turntable, but I had it on hand.
     
  6. penkosey

    penkosey Well-Known Member

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    That is very nice, but pretty expensive...
     
  7. markd51

    markd51 Nyuk Nyuk

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    Yes, I have one. It was worth the money IMO. Mark
     
  8. slovell

    slovell Active Member

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    I own one for my scout, works very well.
    Regards, Sam
     
  9. nebulous9

    nebulous9 New Member

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    What kind of mods are on the Debut III?

    I have the speed box II and the acrylic platter. I noticed a tighter bass response and a more darker/quieter background after those 2 mods.


    Indeed, but I wouldn't feel safe playing expensive records without a properly aligned cartridge. The mint lp tractor gave me peace of mind when listening to records, especially when playing my mint Mobile Fidelity The Beatles Collection I just scored on ebay lol How do you align your cartridges?
     
  10. Bob_in_OKC

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    This one has a cast aluminum platter on it. It came off of an Xpression. That's the only mod besides the cartridge. I needed a platter material that wouldn't pull on the magnet in the Dynavector. The heavier cast platter probably makes an improvement on its own, but I didn't try it with the stock cartridge.
     

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