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WTA owners ?

Discussion in 'audio' started by jackal2513, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. jackal2513

    jackal2513 pfm Member

    how much anti-skate do you run ?

    ave many half twists of the monofilaments do you apply ?


    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    Wont that partly depend on how much of the golf ball is sitting in the silicone fluid?
  3. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    The manual says; "a half twist anti-clockwise to apply anti-skate" Bill seems to have got the rest right so that's what mine is like.
  4. jackal2513

    jackal2513 pfm Member

    yep thanks MVV, I have a half twist as per the manual

    I think I am getting a slight channel imbalance though despite good azimuth. I have seen pictures with decks that have more than a half so was wondering if some folks run more depending on other factors.

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    I doubt that bias is the cause of your imbalance; try checking your azimuth (which I know is very easy to adjust on the WT).
  6. jackal2513

    jackal2513 pfm Member

    azimuth is good .... and in any case, the cart has to be like dragging its lower right edge on the record in order to try and redress the imbalance !

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    Could be a chanel imbalance in your cart, your amps, or the relative positioning of each speaker etc. etc.
  8. jackal2513

    jackal2513 pfm Member

    already pinned it down

    its from the deck phono outs upwards because swapping the IC channels around and the imbalance swaps around, so it aint phono stage/amps/speakers/cables etc..

    it wasn't there with my dv20x either so cart or cart setup
  9. positive_energy

    positive_energy pfm Member

    So it is your cart...
  10. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Should have got a decent cart instead of a Denon 103 is a nice wooden casework...
  11. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    Rip the side off a SAFETY match box. Drag it flat under the stylus as if it were the record surface. Oh yeah, turn the volume low before doing this. I have often found that channel imbalance can be the result of microscopic debris accumulating eccentrically on the stylus. A brush is often not firm enough to scrape it off. Styluses are very, very, very hard, so there's no need to worry about scratching it.
  12. jackal2513

    jackal2513 pfm Member

    thanks, i have some green stuff somewhere so will give it a whirl
  13. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    Perfect. Let rip. I have had the same piece of green stuff for about 20 years. It's now grey stuff. I've also used match boxes which seem to work just as well.

    Let us know if that fixed it.
  14. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

  15. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC


    Well I have a similar issue and have tried a good few things.

    The first to try, if you can, is try another deck into the same phono input you are using for the WTA. If the imbalance is still there it is the most likely the system not the deck.

    If it is the deck then trying different settings on the cartridge position and arm bias will have a very small effect.

    I would suggest before you go to looking at any cartridge issues change the speaker positions very slightly, either angled in more or less.

    You may find that having changed your cartridge you are in fact exciting the room with a frequency that is causing this effect and that to cancel it you can try moving the speakers. Remember that both speakers dont have to be in exactly the same position, one can be angled in more or less than the other and one can even be slightly closer to you.

    Try this before looking at the cartridge.


  16. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Nobody seems to have mentioned the cartridge tags (leads). If one isn't secure (or soldered on properly) an imbalance can result.Assuming no other misalignments can be found elsewhere, of course, as I'm not familiar with the WT.

    I would find it hard to believe that the cart is at fault ; not least as you eulogised over the sound/presentation when you got it.
  17. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Have you sorted it yet, Richard, or is your Voyd thread a precursor to moving on instead?
  18. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Find someone who knows how to set-up a deck properly.

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