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 Post subject: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:20 am 
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Would like some real world recommendations for an auto tone arm lift. I see prices ranging from 55 dollars and up over 400 dollars.

Mine will be going on a Lenco L70 fitted with an AT 1005 tonearm. I am not quite leaning towards the Q Up as it is rather bulky looking but the price is attractive.

Who is happy with they have tried, and are their any lifts that were a real disappointment in use ?


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:53 am 
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I put a Q Up on my buddy's Project RPM and he is happy with it and is a few months now . It does seem rather flimsy though . There is that Canadian made one that sells for about $300, I think, that is very sweet looking , but you could get 6 of the Q Up for that price . that is the limit of my knowledge on lifts .


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:44 am 
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Q Up looks like a plastic mousetrap. And I have heard comments on the net of folks who could not use them....perhaps the height? Not sure, but after reading about them and looking at it, I gave the "mousetrap" a pass. Currently getting off my chair before my stylus bifurcates the vinyl.....


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:12 pm 
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The Q Up may seem flimsy but it is excellent in its execution. Easy to install (and remove if necessary) and easily adjustable. I have it on my McIntosh mt-5 and love it. In Canada its $100 but $49 US from Amazon.com (no duty, and free shipping. Better yet, get a friend to buy one- a 2 pack is $35/each!


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:54 pm 
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chasemike wrote:
The Q Up may seem flimsy but it is excellent in its execution. Easy to install (and remove if necessary) and easily adjustable. I have it on my McIntosh mt-5 and love it. In Canada its $100 but $49 US from Amazon.com (no duty, and free shipping. Better yet, get a friend to buy one- a 2 pack is $35/each!


There ya go !
I had the impression they might just be junk so it's great to hear from a user. I see a template you can print out of paper to check if they will fit before you buy.

I hope my Lenco will be a nice unit when it's finished but it is hard to get around the idea of dropping a couple of hundred dollars on it to lift the arm. Maybe if I go with a moving coil it would make sense.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:56 pm 
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If you send me your private email I will take a video to show it working


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:40 pm 
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Thanks Mike, I have seen a bunch of you tube videos of it in action. If it looks like the Q up will fit my setup I will give one a try.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:50 am 
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I went and ordered one of these http://www.expressimoaudio.com/lift.html

Hopefully it will work well and look good on the table !


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:48 am 
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I bought a Tru-lift and am very pleased with the workmanship, how it works and also how it looks.

http://www.integrityhifi.ca/tru-lift

edit: Sorry, I see that you already ordered one. Hope it works well for you! Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:17 pm 
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bbsupersport wrote:
I bought a Tru-lift and am very pleased with the workmanship, how it works and also how it looks.

http://www.integrityhifi.ca/tru-lift

edit: Sorry, I see that you already ordered one. Hope it works well for you! Cheers.



I did the same and also am quite happy.

If the other doesn't work out I recommend Tru-lift


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:18 pm 
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I have the tru lift and find it very frustrating . The setting for the lift to work has a very narrow window turning the alen key. Once set I find it works a couple of times, then it doesn't. I then have to give the upright trip lever a light touch back and then forward. Then it will work again. It's never worked consistently since day one .

I have tried different settings to no avail. Do you guys with the tru lift have to constantly adjust the top Allen key for the release of the lift?


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:25 pm 
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MOON wrote:
I have the tru lift and find it very frustrating . The setting for the lift to work has a very narrow window turning the alen key. Once set I find it works a couple of times, then it doesn't. I then have to give the upright trip lever a light touch back and then forward. Then it will work again. It's never worked consistently since day one .

I have tried different settings to no avail. Do you guys with the tru lift have to constantly adjust the top Allen key for the release of the lift?
Hey Moon, I adjusted mine once after the initial setup and it worked fine since.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:05 pm 
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I am using a Q-Up I find it works as advertised, while it's not the most pleasing to the eye it does work..
A very adjustable unit, using it on my Pro-Ject Extension 10 without issue, but will not fit on my SL-1200MK2 as not enough space between the platter and tonearm base..


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:48 am 
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I own a Marantz TT-15 table (made by Clearaudio). It is made of white acrylic. I suspect those tonearm lifters that use adhesive won't work....anyone with experience on what I could use?


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 Post subject: Re: Which Tonearm Lift
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:42 am 
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I’ve attached mine simply by using some Blu-Tak (actually 3M poster- same thing and easier to find).


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