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Offline S Clark

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Bending a cantileveer
« on: August 15, 2019, 11:10:59 PM »
I just picked up a Dynavector 20x2L with a gradually bent cantilever.  Using toothpicks and a dissecting microscope, I was able to get it close to straight.  Anyone else had any luck bending an aluminum cantilever?
TT- Technics SP10MK2 , Vyger TImor  / Quintet Blue, Dyna 20x2L, Blackbird
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Re: Bending a cantileveer
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 11:49:07 PM »
Bending yes. Bending without severing, no :rofl:

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Re: Bending a cantileveer
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 11:23:14 AM »
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Offline S Clark

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Re: Bending a cantileveer
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 03:38:53 PM »
It's already in the hands of a pro.  I've decided to use one of the services other than Soundsmith.  If it works out, I'll post a review.
TT- Technics SP10MK2 , Vyger TImor  / Quintet Blue, Dyna 20x2L, Blackbird
Phono pre- Dodd, , Jolida
Cables- Audioquest,Bolder, Wywires, TWL,
Speakers- LS-9, X-Static/GR-servo
Pre-Dodd
Amp- Moscode 401HR, Dodd, Folsom
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DIY corner traps

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Re: Bending a cantileveer
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 04:30:22 PM »
It's already in the hands of a pro.  I've decided to use one of the services other than Soundsmith.  If it works out, I'll post a review.

Hmmmmm........
I'm guessing either Andy Kim (Needle Clinic) on the west coast or Steve Leung at VAS in NJ.      :-k
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TT1: Scheu Premier mk2/OL Encounter Mk3C/Dyna xx2-Mk2
TT2: Townshend Rock 3/OL Onyx/Music Maker 3
TT3: OL Aurora/OL Silver Mk3a/Soundsmith Zephyr
Other: Jelco 750E,Denon 103R, Shelter 501

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Re: Bending a cantileveer
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 06:46:30 PM »
It's already in the hands of a pro.  I've decided to use one of the services other than Soundsmith.  If it works out, I'll post a review.

Hmmmmm........
I'm guessing either Andy Kim (Needle Clinic) on the west coast or Steve Leung at VAS in NJ.      :-k
Well, like I said, when it comes back and I'm pleased, I'll post something.  If I not pleased, I'll keep my mouth shut except in PM.  But it's an experienced repair service.  Except for my attempt at repair.  That was my second attempt, first one successful, second not so much. 
TT- Technics SP10MK2 , Vyger TImor  / Quintet Blue, Dyna 20x2L, Blackbird
Phono pre- Dodd, , Jolida
Cables- Audioquest,Bolder, Wywires, TWL,
Speakers- LS-9, X-Static/GR-servo
Pre-Dodd
Amp- Moscode 401HR, Dodd, Folsom
P.I. Audio diffusers
DIY corner traps

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Re: Bending a cantileveer
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 10:24:24 PM »
I've had several SoundSmith re-tips, been satisfied with them all.

Always curious about the work of the other two.  I read positive comments on both, but no personal experience.

BTW, I owned the 20x2L and loved it.  Got an xx2 and sold the 20x2L to a local buddy and I think it sounds even better in his rig than in mine.  I think it's a really good well rounded cart that does just about everything well and little wrong.
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Sunny Cable H2W10, Vaughn Triode v1, JMR Twins, Gallo subs
TT1: Scheu Premier mk2/OL Encounter Mk3C/Dyna xx2-Mk2
TT2: Townshend Rock 3/OL Onyx/Music Maker 3
TT3: OL Aurora/OL Silver Mk3a/Soundsmith Zephyr
Other: Jelco 750E,Denon 103R, Shelter 501

Offline S Clark

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Re: Bending a cantileveer
« Reply #7 on: Today at 06:00:52 AM »
Peter L at Soundsmith had done the ruby cantilever and stylus on the Blackbird that I recently broke.  I had used it for a couple of years, and it played well, but to be honest, the cantilever was not completely straight out of the suspension.   On the Dyna 20x2L I picked up, I got the cantilever somewhat straight, but not good enough.  Several years back I picked up a Denon 102 mono that had a stylus and cantilever mounted offset at about 2 o'clock.  On that one, I twisted the cantilever back to close to straight, which seemed to work for mono.   All three are sent off on a quantity deal. 
TT- Technics SP10MK2 , Vyger TImor  / Quintet Blue, Dyna 20x2L, Blackbird
Phono pre- Dodd, , Jolida
Cables- Audioquest,Bolder, Wywires, TWL,
Speakers- LS-9, X-Static/GR-servo
Pre-Dodd
Amp- Moscode 401HR, Dodd, Folsom
P.I. Audio diffusers
DIY corner traps