GroOove Lube

The LP Elixir of Life

The Ten Thousand Dollar Upgrade!

 The GroOove Lube product has been in use for many years. Its primary function is to eliminate the slip stick problem as the stylus traces the grooves. There are three benefits from this action.


One: Quelling this slip stick action helps eliminate induced resonance vibrations of the stylus and cantilever. The stylus to groove motion without the cantilever resonance lowers distortion.

Micro level sonic reproduction is dramatically improved thus enhancing detail. The total presentation is more life like.                     


Two: GroOove Lube also extends the life of an LP.  After more than 500 plays, a James Taylor (JT) LP is the proof. This LP is still quite and sounds as it did when new.


Three: The stylus life greatly extended.


Play an untreated track then apply GroOove Lube as directed. You will be pleasantly surprised.


GroOove Lube $29.95 

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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