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Thinking about a 1200G

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    Posted: 16 Oct 2018 at 4:29pm
Due to my finicky L*nn issues I’m thinking about going for a 1200G when funds allow. 

Do we think the 2M Black I have on the LP12 would be suitable for the 1200G?

It’s a light magnesium arm isn’t it? Am I right in thinking a low capacitance cart would suit??

Light arm stiff suspension isn’t it? Or do I have it backwards??
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This may help: 1200G tonearm effective mass of 12g should be fine with the 2M Black's compliance, this online tool on VE gives 8Hz for the resonance:




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Oh good. It’s a fairly new cart so be nice to be able to use it. 
I’d have to buy a new pre amp if I were to go MC
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Would have thought a half decent MM cartridge would suit a direct drive TT?
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Originally posted by Old skool Old skool wrote:

Would have thought a half decent MM cartridge would suit a direct drive TT?


It does.
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I'm not too sure about it curing your distortion issues.

The 2M Black has a fine line stylus, and sits deeper in the groove  than the conical stylus of your other carts.
The 2M Black is a pain in the arse to set up properly, because it has a fine line stylus.

Have you tried playing an LP at 45rpm?
Does it track OK?
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Sorry, only just been this thread (got an internet connection back after remote holidaying the last couple of weeks) - Yes Tim, the 2M Black is a very good match for the 1200G & I use this combination a lot. 

It sounds excellent, tracks well & with no discernable distortion. Treble is also very sweet without any of the occasional harshness I used to hear on a Rega or Audiomods arm. 
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