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    Very interesting thread this with plenty of pictures . Well done Jamie
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    Yes, the bearing adjustments would certainly be different with five smaller ball bearings.

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    Any benefit to having 5 bearings? Just thinking that now you're well versed it may be worthwhile experimenting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Any benefit to having 5 bearings? Just thinking that now you're well versed it may be worthwhile experimenting.
    probably,after all they changed them for a reason,problems with early sticky bearings from what ive read,id have to have new cups machined as they have a bigger internal diameter along with new cones.
    i doubt after all that id notice a difference and the cost would be too much i think and with new bearings in,especially ceramic, sticky bearings is the last thing id have
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    probably,after all they changed them for a reason,problems with early sticky bearings from what ive read,id have to have new cups machined as they have a bigger internal diameter along with new cones.
    i doubt after all that id notice a difference and the cost would be too much i think and with new bearings in,especially ceramic, sticky bearings is the last thing id have
    Ye I can't imagine those bearing cups would be cheap to make. Too specialist. This is a cracking thread mate. Makes me want to buy something just to fix it!!!
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    ha ha,its all good fun mate,i reckon i did the zeta just in time as the Japanese monster is in customs at the moment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    ha ha,its all good fun mate,i reckon i did the zeta just in time as the Japanese monster is in customs at the moment!
    Holy shit, I'm really looking forward to seeing that on the 590!!!! They don't come up often do they.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    so am i!! very very rare. i hope its not shit.
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Pioneer PA-5000,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103SA Cartridge's,Denon HA-500 Head Amp, John Wood KT88 Valve Amp,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    so am i!! very very rare. i hope its not shit.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves) & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    another update......
    after concerned comments about using Vaseline i decided to strip the arm down again to check,yes i know im a glutton for punishment!
    and what did i find in the bearings caps? yep traces of Vaseline! and thats after numerous heavy spraying with wd40 followed by ipa
    so as the arm is in bits again i thought id try 5 bearings and see if that improves things,it would seem the only difference is the bearing size and not the cups as i thought earlier,an email from moth marketing confirmed this.

    ive also learnt that having a small gap left over in the cup when the bearings are fitted is no bad thing,in fact its better than having them touching for obvious reasons,the general web view is half the bearings diameter is acceptable. so ive ordered some 1.5mm and 1.59mm bearings.

    so watch this space chaps
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Pioneer PA-5000,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103SA Cartridge's,Denon HA-500 Head Amp, John Wood KT88 Valve Amp,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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