All posts by Robert Graetke

….it was absolutely worth it (T. Vogel, Germany)

Hello, Robert,
got your bearing today and installed right away. Installation very simple. Bearing completely disassembled and cleaned, slightly oiled and assembled. Bearing could only be mounted as it did not fit through the hole.  Upper bearings Oil refilled to top. Platter etc. put on the turntable.

The first impression:
The sound became clearer and the midrange increased. Cymbals became clearer, voices are more forward. You can see immediately that the bearing was built with knowledge and experience, which is nowhere else in this design. It was absolutely worth it not to promise anything too much. Your bearing is worth every penny!

Product(s): Kokomo Kit 401 Mk3 für Garrard 401

 

 

A small sensation: Advertisement of the very first SME tonearm

This is a small sensation, this advertisement was published by SME in 1958 or 1959. Nothing really special, but when you look at the Continue reading A small sensation: Advertisement of the very first SME tonearm

Bronze-groundplates for SME 3009/3012 in chrome finish available

After years of searching and experiments has finally managed to provide the bronze groundplates “flat” and “standard” for SME 3009/3012 tonearms Continue reading Bronze-groundplates for SME 3009/3012 in chrome finish available

Special counterweight for SME 3012 S2 (early version with split counterweight)

I recently made again a special counterweight for a SME 3012 S2 (early version with split counterweight). The counterweight is Continue reading Special counterweight for SME 3012 S2 (early version with split counterweight)

Basic Black Phono tonearm cable

A photo from this day, it shows the tonearm cable Basic Black Phono, full description follows in the next days.

Ikeda IT-407 tonearm (repair job)

In the past, I’ve noticed that often have Ikeda tonearms increased friction in horizontal bearing. This Ikeda IT-407 remained at the play of the record permanently “hang” at the same position. Continue reading Ikeda IT-407 tonearm (repair job)

SME 3012-R on Platine Verdier (Feedback)

Hello Mr. Graetke,
further impressions after some more records: