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Audiomods Arm Kit Build
« on: May 21, 2016, 07:31:56 PM »
So I am putting together this kit for a client and thought the instructions have been excellent so far but I am baffled by the wiring paragraph. 

It refers to an M2 ground screw but for the life of me I don't see it.

I know there is at least one of these that was with a forum owner and Schalk I know imported these too at a point in time. 

Anyone built one from a kit and figured out the earth screw?
The bearings are said to be ceramic so will not conduct and I would like to have an earthed arm tube. 
I am thinking of adding one more hole between the arm lift and the pivot and tapping it to take a lug. 

There is a lot of room around the yoke and bleep the bearing housing so it won't foul anything. 
Would like to keep going else we will email Mr Audiomods but would only expect a reply next week. 


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Re: Audiomods Arm Kit Build
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2016, 01:31:54 PM »
Sometimes one just needs to sleep on things.  I got a reply from Mr Spall but he just directed me to new instructions that didn't really make a difference. 

I have soldered an earth lead to the brass counterweight stub on its internal boss.  The stub gets torqued hard in to the bearing carrier which is an interference fit pressed in to the housing. 

I have a great solid earth on to the arm tube now. 
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Audiomods Arm Kit Build
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2016, 03:09:07 PM »
Done.  Prefer the brushed finish achieved far beyond the high shine polish.

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Re: Audiomods Arm Kit Build
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2016, 07:48:07 AM »
Looking real good G!

Those are great mods to the standard Rega tube and pivot. Just hate the silver plated bias weight wire though, goes the usual black/brown silver oxide in not such a long time. Jeff Spall is a great guy, beavering away at night in his little corner shack in the garden when other peeps sleep. Makes me feel right at home with the guy :thumbs:

The 2mm hole for tube earth was just in front of the yoke, bottom of the arm. His directions are sometimes vague. The high quickly looks tatty, right about that.

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Re: Audiomods Arm Kit Build
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 07:57:42 AM »
Hi Schalk.  I really looked but happy with my solution.

The bias wire stand is gold plated now. 
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Re: Audiomods Arm Kit Build
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 11:23:54 PM »
It's been a long haul. 
The arm built complete. 
The Goldmund Studietto has had a new armboard cut to mask old holes and new holes cut for the audiomods.   

Playing rather nicely with the Audiomods arm and Clearaudio Concept cartridge for testing. 

Clean and open.  Not a sleepy deck.  Hopefully not like a racing Renault in terms of maintenance. I suppose it made it through 30 years so should be good.  The linear Lurne arm looks like folks describe it.  Flaky excellence.  Haha hence the cottage arm. 









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Re: Audiomods Arm Kit Build
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 08:00:10 AM »
Sweet job you did there G  :thumbs:

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Re: Audiomods Arm Kit Build
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2016, 08:49:18 AM »
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Re: Audiomods Arm Kit Build
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2016, 01:55:20 PM »
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