George Merrill's Analog Emporium

"Two Will Do"

Store Hours - Anytime by Apointment

820 Herbert Rd Suite 109 Cordova TN. 38108

901-751-3337

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Repair Service

Turntable: Repair, State of the art Setup and Modifications.

Service on select brands

 




          Profile

I have an unabashed love for music. As a young man my first audio system was constructed from information obtained from the RCA tube manual. I have a background in electronic and mechanical design. In the 70's I started designing the Merrill Products. I believe in my small way I have contributed to the betterment of the art and science of bringing to life works of musical art.

The products that I have designed and produced in the past are: Merrill Heirloom turntable, AR modifications,  Black Magic Speaker, Marauder Woofer, Panacea Tone Arm, Energy Absorption Plate , Elephant Feet, Stable Table and Merrill-Williams R.E.A.L. turntable. My latest endeavor is the PolyTable excellent preformance at a price anyone can afford. My GEM Dandy products are listed on this site. 

The Analog Emporium's goal is to provide local sales and service on quality analog products. If you enjoy music reproduction with the same tonality and quality as I do then this is your place!

Good Listening,
George


The master record cutting lathe moves in a stright line. Obviously the best method of recovering the groove information is to memic the lathe. A tangent tracking tonearm is expensive and extreamely fussy.

The reason older turntables (also todays less expensive) use 9 inch arms is: the overall size grows thus the cost and the turntable may not fit the average component rack.

The 12 inch radial arm is 3 inches longer than the 9 inch. This difference as shown in the diagram above (it may look like a small amount but when dealing in microns it is huge) relates to about 25% less tracking distortion. The longer the arm the shallower the arc.

One difference is the 12 inch arm's moment of inertia is slightly higher due to the extra length of the arm tube. But the arm tube is extremely light. The effective mass of the 12 inch is very close to the 9, the reason is effective mass is derived by a complicated equation that uses mass and inertia. If your turntable will accept a 12 inch arm the proformance difference will be very apparent. When you are ready to move to a 12 inch arm look at the PolyTable SUPER12 or the Merrill-Williams 101.3