CS port...another contender or ??

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Only the paper magazine - I have the full TAS collection starting with issue one. But now I need reeding glasses to read such small print ... ;) Current digital issues are better in some sense, we just increase font size!
Those early TAS where the little booklet format, really irritating size.
 

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What is the granite looking material Mike ? Is it some kind of Corian like on my Maplenoll ?
drum roll please.....it's all Granite!

if the tops of the motor pod and arm pod are not granite they sure fooled me. they are both dense and heavy and both match the plinth look exactly.

the solid granite plinth weighs 90 pounds, and the stainless steel platter weights 60 pounds. the total weight is 180 pounds.
 
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drum roll please.....it's all Granite!

if the tops of the motor pod and arm pod are not granite they sure fooled me. they are both dense and heavy and both match the plinth look exactly.

the solid granite plinth weighs 90 pounds, and the stainless steel platter weights 60 pounds. the total weight is 180 pounds.
I had that coming, the granite looking material, is granite !:) Nice ! Heavy is good.
 
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The model 1 Eminent Technology is listed for 1983 in their product history. The ET arms have the arm tube attached to a center rod that is pressurized from outside by air coming from the stationary air block, like Walker and Maplenoll. The Bergmann, CS Port, Forsell ,VYGER and Holbo have the armtube attached to a guide that is pressurized from the inside by a stationary perforated center rod.
The Forsell model seems to be more popular these days, less required pressure and less moving mass maybe ?
IMHO the Eminent Technology tonearms outsold all others. I owned a few - decided to sell the last ones from my collection a few weeks ago and they were gone to happy buyers in a few days. We can see different ones coming permanently at the usual used audio sales sites.

The very few used Forsell's for sale are the same since long. I like my Forsell tonearm a lot, but recognize it needs some expertise, the ETs have a great manual and are much more logic to adjust.

Anyway I prefer the strategy of having the arm tube attached to a guide that is pressurized from the inside by a stationary perforated center rod - much less tonearm mass and the COG of the tonearm stays static versus active bearing zone center along the whole LP.
 
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IMHO the Eminent Technology tonearms outsold all others. I owned a few - decided to sell the last ones from my collection a few weeks ago and they were gone to happy buyers in a few days. We can see different ones coming permanently at the usual used audio sales sites.

The very few used Forsell's for sale are the same since long. I like my Forsell tonearm a lot, but recognize it needs some expertise, the ETs have a great manual and are much more logic to adjust.

Anyway I prefer the strategy of having the arm tube attached to a guide that is pressurized from the inside by a stationary perforated center rod - much less tonearm mass and the COG of the tonearm stays static versus active bearing zone center along the whole LP.
I do prefer the ET type of bearing with high pressure, i use 60psi on my Maplenoll arm, it has a silicone trough in front of the cartridge. Hard to do with a quiet pump placed in the same room:rolleyes:
 

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They should pressurize the air bearing with steam. Then Include an espresso attachment. You could listen all night.
 

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I do prefer the ET type of bearing with high pressure, i use 60psi on my Maplenoll arm, it has a silicone trough in front of the cartridge. Hard to do with a quiet pump placed in the same room:rolleyes:
You use silicone and pump for your tonearm?
 
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You use silicone and pump for your tonearm?
I’m a big fan of silicone in the right places :rolleyes: I heard mister Townshend is too :)
 
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They should pressurize the air bearing with steam. Then Include an espresso attachment. You could listen all night.
I think it’s an option on the VYGER ;)
 

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I’m a big fan of silicone in the right places :rolleyes: I heard mister Townshend is too :)
And you are supposed to say “Who ?” “Max ?” o_O
 
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Lagonda goes to town with the silicone ones
 

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Even the SME 3012R can be outfitted with a silicone trough, but DDK says it’s unnatural ;) Who am i to judge ?
 
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