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soundbuff

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HI,

Any turntable user here who has been using loupes to look at the cartridge and needle during set up. I have been working with a simple magnifying glass all these years. Just wondering if a loupe would give me more detail and accuracy in set up.
Had a look at Amazon, and am confused by the variety of the models available in prices ranging from 400 odd to a few thousand. In case some one has practical experience please chip in with the model and type.

THX
 

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Don't you use one just to inspect the stylus to see if it's clean ?
Why do you need it to set up a cartridge ?

I bought another one recently on Ebay ( from China ). It has a built in LED lamp. US$5 I think ! Good enough to inspect the stylus. Probably not good enough to see the state of the stylus surface. You probably need a small microscope for that . Those are significantly far more expensive .......and maybe not required ?
 

soundbuff

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Hello Fantastic,
I would like something I can strap around my head. Holding the magnifying glass in one hand and adjusting the cart is a bit of a circus.

There is also the fact I am growing older and cant see as well as I could, a more powerful glass would be bigger. Hence the thought of a loupe.

Thanks for getting back

Best
 

greenhorn

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Read on audiokarma that the ones available on eBay etc for 200x etc are not enough to spot anything meaningful
 
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