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    To be honest, I don’t think it was far out. The difference maybe in the tolerances of the coils.
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    Adding a Harry isn't going to sort out a coil imbalance.
    The recording with the Harry sounded best because it was set up properly.

    Beyond that, your tonearm is one of Arthur's mod jobs, and was IIRC on the expensive side.
    So an expensive arm with an expensive widget sounding so much better than an expensive arm without the widget doesn't exactly sit well, does it?
    The poor recording really was poor, and I think it's due to poor cartridge setup as much as anything else.
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    Fair enough, but all that cannot be down to just the bias.
    The VTF was set within 0.1g. The bias was untouched between Harry, and no Harry.
    Both alignments were done using my Feickert gauge. The only difference was the Houdini as VTA was set by spacing out the cartridge with a high density graphite block of a similar weight to the Houdini.

    You are right that the arm is a Funk FX1200, but I am surprised at the difference the Houdini makes. That is why I am keeping it.
    A component upgrade to equal the change would be far more expensive.

    I am on holiday the week starting the 26th, so if I get time I will remove the Houdini and redo the TC track.
    I will need your e-mail address to give you access to the file, as this one is not going public on here.
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    I'll drop you a line with my email.

    A couple of thoughts.
    Does the FX1200 have sufficient range of movement to not require a spacer block?
    If so, could you do a couple of recordings, one with and one without the spacer?
    Obviously using the same phono preamp and cabling as before would negate the need to record again with the Harry in harness (that sounds like a bondage film title if ever there was one ).
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    Yes, there is enough range to negate the need for a block.
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    Tracks done. Just need the address...
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