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    due to using a rock 2 and having the damping paddle added to the headstock the counterweight is moved way back on the tonearm,i fitted the heavier counterweight and now the weight is closer to the pivot point which ive read is a good thing. could someone explain why please?

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    your cartridge will sound better with the rear weight more forward because it reduces the effective mass of the arm tube
    MM carts like yours like Med effective mass

    also the closer the rear weight,.... the easier the arm tracks warps and side way movements etc etc
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    nice one cheers,

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    could the heavier weight be too heavy? for example would the idea solution be to have the standard counterweight weight plus the weight of the rocks paddle made?
    im not clued up on effective mass/resonance so it all tends to go over my head

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    If you can set the correct tracking weight, the counterweight should be ok. The main concern is getting it close to the pivot, which you've done.

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    If it sounds ok then it should be fine.
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    The further the weight is away from the pivot, the slower it will be able to react to movement, it has a larger moment of inertia, there is science behind it being the best solution, but wether you will notice a difference or not...especially with the damping trough.

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