SOTA Comet IVw/Pete Riggle VTAF SOTA Comet IV w/Pete Riggle VTAF  (table only - no arm or cartridge) - reducedFor your consideration, a 2014 SOTA Comet IV with the Pete Riggle VTAF installed. (The original dealer receipt states Comet IV; the included instructions from SOTA are for the Comet III.) Th...495.00

SOTA Comet IV w/Pete Riggle VTAF (table only - no arm or cartridge) - reduced [Expired]


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For your consideration, a 2014 SOTA Comet IV with the Pete Riggle VTAF installed. (The original dealer receipt states Comet IV; the included instructions from SOTA are for the Comet III.)

The VTAF device is a floating tonearm mount that provides true VTA (vertical tracking angle) adjustments 'on the fly', i.e., while you are playing an LP. It also produces marked improvement in analog playback.  For example:
  • Improved sound stage, imaging, space, air, nuance, inner detail, dynamics, pace and rhythm, bass clarity, and musicality. This is above and beyond the VTA adjustment benefit.

  • Raises performance of tone arms to the highest level.
  • Smooth and easy adjustment of VTA on the fly.
  • Continuously variable VTA adjustment... infinite resolution.
  • Each full turn of the adjuster wheel results in only .025 inch (0.635mm) height change
  • VTA is easy to measure, record, and reset.
  • After VTAF installation, the arm can be removed from and restored to the turntable in just moments. Easily remove tone arm for transport, for cartridge maintainance and cleaning, or for cartridge replacement.

  • This VTAF has the adjuster wheel for 3-point mount Rega tonearms. A replacement adjuster wheel for post-mount Rega 'arms (and many other standard post-mount tonearms) is listed for $42 on the VTAF.com price list page.

    Cleaned and re-lubed the bearing with the SOTA recommended Tufoil lubricant. The belt is in good shape. The 'table spins smoothly and quietly.

    The next to last pic shows scratches on the plinth near the VTAF installation.

    The factory dust cover doesn't close with a 3-point mount 'arm, which appears to be due to the additional height above the VTAF adjuster screw for the tapped mounting plate just to accommodate those 3 point arms. If you are installing a post mount arm and purchase the appropriate adjuster wheel from Pete, you shouldn't have that problem. If you are using the 3-point mount Rega tonearm, I will include a black quilted turntable cover from digitaldeckdesigns.com at no additional cost.

    The SOTA Comet is totally dependable, very good sounding and with the VTAF, it will surprise you.

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    RUMBLE   Less than -65db unweighted (10cm/sec @ 1000 Hz) WOW & FLUTTER   Less than .1% RMS (DIN 45-507) PLATTER   Two layers of 3/8" thick plexiglas sandwiching energy absorbing dampening materials, interface mat MOTOR   A/C synchronous BEARING   Polished shaft on hardened chrome steel ball in TURCITE® spindle sleeve TRANSMISSION   Belt driven SPEEDS   33-1/3 and 45 RPM WEIGHT   26 lb (12 kg) DIMENSIONS   6-1/4" H (to top of dust cover), 18-1/4" W, 14-1/4 " D
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