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JP

Junior Member
The E is for super high compliance - it's 6g effective mass. H at 8g is the usual suspect for most high compliance carts, and is the easiest to find thankfully. Here's a chart that may help:

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JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
The E is for super high compliance - it's 6g effective mass. H at 8g is the usual suspect for most high compliance carts, and is the easiest to find thankfully. Here's a chart that may help:

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Thank you, that chart is most helpful. As was your photo with the SP-10 (is that considered an SL-1000?). Looking at your V-15, it was in a slightly different spot in the headshell than mine, and I was getting a hint of mistracking when aligning via overhang. Yep, my arm was a mm too close to the spindle. And what a difference that made. All good now after resetting the arm.

I'd like to find a G wand for it.
 

JP

Junior Member
That one is an SP-10R in the OEM plinth for the SP-10MK3 - SH-10B5. The SL-1000MK2 was the SP-10MKII, SH10B3, and EPA-100. The SL-1000MK3 was the SP-10MK3, SH-10B5, and EPA-100MK2, pictured below.

The SP-10R is behind me in my home office as it's the setup I use for testing, needle drops, etc. The unit pictured below is in the temporary upstairs listening room. I'm going to swap the EPA-100MK2 out on that one for an EPA-B500 as most of my carts are mounted on 500 series wands. I'm collecting EPA-100 parts for that B500 as the bearings pins on the EPA-100 are hardened and polished. That one will get those pins and Si3N4 balls.

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JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
That one is an SP-10R in the OEM plinth for the SP-10MK3 - SH-10B5. The SL-1000MK2 was the SP-10MKII, SH10B3, and EPA-100. The SL-1000MK3 was the SP-10MK3, SH-10B5, and EPA-100MK2, pictured below.

The SP-10R is behind me in my home office as it's the setup I use for testing, needle drops, etc. The unit pictured below is in the temporary upstairs listening room. I'm going to swap the EPA-100MK2 out on that one for an EPA-500B as most of my carts are mounted on 500 series wands. I'm collecting EPA-100 parts for that 500B as the bearings pins on the EPA-100 are hardened and polished. That one will get those pins and Si3N4 balls.

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Impressive. I thought that looked like the SP-10R but knew that was the older plinth. Beautiful setup.

The resetting of the arm has made life a lot easier here. You can check and double check but in a mounting like mine there's just enough give for something to fall out of synch when locking it down (I believe the turntable itself shifted when locking it down).
 

JP

Junior Member
Ya, the OEM plinths can be a pain as there are rubber gaskets with the arm board and motor sitting in the indents wherever the original owner had them. The arm boards will slide back in to place if you try to adjust them, though the motor you can usually work with. I spend a lot of time on setup as I’ve several arms and motors and I want the arm boards swappable without adjustment.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
The E is for super high compliance - it's 6g effective mass. H at 8g is the usual suspect for most high compliance carts, and is the easiest to find thankfully. Here's a chart that may help:

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So if I'm going to go on a hunt for a lower mass wand to run my V-15IIIs etc. the H would probably be the best choice overall?
 

JP

Junior Member
The problem now is actually finding one. I don’t know where this stuff hides and eBay is charging a fortune for the one wand on there.
You'll find more on the Japanese and EU markets. The Expired tab on HiFi Shark will show where in the world they tend to come up, and the cadence.
 
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