Need help with Goldmund ST4 in SF Bay Area

majesticgiraffe -- Thu, 08/21/2008 - 21:21

Is there a tech or does someone know of a tech versed in Goldmund turntables in the SF Bay Area? I have a ST4 circa 1986 that needs a tuneup. Willing to pay reasonable fee. Thanks.

Jim Hannon -- Sun, 08/24/2008 - 09:31

That's a good question.
Long ago (before ownership changes), the Audible Difference sold Goldmund tables. You might call them in Palo Alto for any ex-techs they may have used.

Brian at the Analog Room in San Jose might be able to help, too. He does a lot of TT setups but I don't know whether he does Goldmunds (He does do the Versa Dynamics linear tracking tables).

Sorry I don't know of a Goldmund gun for hire.

Good luck,
Jim

pederb -- Mon, 08/25/2008 - 17:51

Yes, Brian is a good bet, give him a call

Peder Beckman
Director of Sales
Musical Surroundings
www.musicalsurroundings.com

Willster -- Tue, 08/26/2008 - 13:01

I am a Goldmund turntable owner. Why don't you tell me what you are having trouble with? Perhaps I can offer advice.

majesticgiraffe -- Tue, 08/26/2008 - 18:53

My ST4 has started cueing up during play 3 or 4 times a side vs the old once every 20 plays making the listening of an LP(my only source) difficult.

I had purchased a new belt from LP gear a few months ago after the old belt had snapped.

The only other difference I notice is that the Clearaudio Titanium cartridge stylus has seemed to "sag" a bit now at 2 1/2 yrs old and that the stylus record clearance is very minimal. At times it appears the cartridge body may contact the record surface.

I had the cartridge and table setup by a professional from Music Lovers in Feb 2006.

I am an airline pilot and think my troubleshooting descriptions are accurate and am reasonably mechanical. However I have always shied away from this table as it looks mysterious and I don't want to "break" anything by tinkering.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Ed

pederb -- Wed, 08/27/2008 - 18:10

If your cartridge is starting to ride low and your stylus pressure is correct, then its time for a rebuild, your suspension is going bad.

Peder Beckman
Director of Sales
Musical Surroundings
www.musicalsurroundings.com

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