Amadeus Mk2 vs. Amadeus Jr

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Daryl Zero

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Amadeus Mk2 vs. Amadeus Jr
« on: 25 May 2024, 04:46 am »
I'm looking at these TT as a possible step up. I've looked but haven't found any comparisons with the Amadeus Jr versus the Amadeus mk2. I automatically think that "Junior" denotes a stripped down version but that might not be the case especially with the remaining product lines being made. If anyone has heard both, I'd really welcome an opinion or discussion on this.

Thanks in advance.

mick wolfe

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Re: Amadeus Mk2 vs. Amadeus Jr
« Reply #1 on: 25 May 2024, 03:46 pm »
I've had an Amadeus for over a decade. I can only "guess" that between the two mentioned candidates, there would be very little if any sonic difference. Both have the same 10.5" tonearm and possess the same unique core engineering principles. Might boil down to which you prefer cosmetically. As always, YMMV as the above is purely a guess.

Daryl Zero

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Re: Amadeus Mk2 vs. Amadeus Jr
« Reply #2 on: 3 Jun 2024, 07:51 pm »
Update, I decided to buy an Amadeus GTA mkii with less than 50 hours on it. Thanks, Mick, for responding.

mick wolfe

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Re: Amadeus Mk2 vs. Amadeus Jr
« Reply #3 on: 4 Jun 2024, 03:51 am »
You're welcome  :thumb:

Daryl Zero

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Re: Amadeus Mk2 vs. Amadeus Jr
« Reply #4 on: 10 Jun 2024, 10:24 pm »
Got the Amadeus GTA in and after hours of working with the tonearm with Mick's help for the final adjustments, I'm playing records. I'm very happy with it. One of the main attributes I'm hearing is how quiet it is in between music.

I do think WTL needs more instruction on how to set up the LTD tonearm. Some things seem overly difficult.

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Re: Amadeus Mk2 vs. Amadeus Jr
« Reply #5 on: 6 Jul 2024, 12:21 am »

I do think WTL needs more instruction on how to set up the LTD tonearm. Some things seem overly difficult.

Agreed. The arm is a Royal Pain to dial in!

Without markings to reference all adjustments are made flying blind.

One tip for you is to get yellow electricians tape, about an inch in length x 2 pieces.   Using a fine tip felt marker make hash lines 1/8” apart.  In the middle make one line longer and make an arrow tip on it.

Place one piece of tape on the tower next to the base. The other tape goes on the base perpendicular to the arm tower.   Now you can keep track of your starting point and incremental changes in height or rotation.



My version of the alignment tape.

It’s still a vexing procedure but now you have a fighting chance!

Good luck!