Great stuff here, many thanks. I hadn't thought about the head shell without cartridge thing. Posh protractor ordered from Analogue Seduction. That heavier running for 100 hours sounds like a top tip given that my symptoms sound like it's tracking too light (amongst other things) so will run at 1.7g and see what difference it makes. Will also do all other measurements but trying to alter only one variable at a time and using my ears. My Jolida is set to Ortofon recommended 47k ohms; it's noticeable that the turntable is twice as loud as CD player.
i knew when I decided to get into a serious vinyl setup vs my off the peg Rega I was entering a wild land of variables and tweakettes and I would have a learning curve like a cliff, but I am also confident that once I have everything set right it will sound awesome...
Adjust the platter properly, don't put too much force when spreading liquid and big platter (collecting dust&dirt every time you put non clean record on it) is not needed.
I have cleaned close to 300 lp's without any problems , both arm pillar and arm are aluminium, never got too tight or stuck .Look at competition what you get for £400 , is there that much difference?
Any dentists here ?
Had a large old tooth Filling replaced 6 weeks ago,
Its sensitive when biting on hard foods such as nuts seeds etc , rang the dentist roughly 2 weeks after who informed me that it can take up to 2 months for the sensitivity to go down, and that as long as there was no tingling sensation at night , she was confident the tooth would be fine .
6 weeks later the tooth is still sensitive on hard foods ? wondering if this is routine enough ?