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Ideology versus practical application. With an overly rigid tonearm system and a low compliance cartridge (thanks David), if there isn't damping in there it is dang sure going to be resonant, likely feeding back in the amplification/playback system. Damping is key in many analog playback systems, and if done wrong or poorly will seriously degrade the sound. At first blush it seems like poor empirical design, but once some physical limitations are accepted, it's actually quite elegant. But still, to accept limitations never advances the art, it only refines what is available. On the other hand, Reese is right to proclaim poor design in a soft compliant tonearm system- that rarely lead to good results unless a very fine line of parameters is carefully implemented.
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This is essential in that if the tonearm suffers free play, it will inevitably set itself in motion independent of record modulations thereby adding to and subtracting from information retrieved by the stylus tip. The secret of the Mission 774 is its unique rigid bearing design, elimination of conventional 'flapping' headshell and other resonating parts, total structural integrity, low effective mass and minimal pivot friction.
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Recommended armboard material for Jelco and SL-1100? - The Art of Sound Forum. The main problem with your 1100A is the resonant plinth and NOT the arm at the moment IMO.
Having owned an SL110 just before I bought into the Linn "thang" I distinctly remember being able to "play tunes" into the speakers by tapping the plinth lightly. I don't know whether the Jelco would be any better on this deck - the Techie arm just needs a new headshell and possibly a new exit cable to the amp (van Damme Pro Patch mic cable with outer screen/drain wires disconnected at the arm and the negative conductor and screen/drain wire joined together at the phono plugs [Neutrik Rean's or Neutrik Pro from inexpensive choice] is ideal for this and very cheap).You know, I'd look at either placing the whole deck in a neat "sand box" to mass load and damp the whole thing (I'm sure this can be done without the sand getting into the deck) and at least some plasticene inside and new feet (essential) would help the sonics.I also forget the mat is different with thin rings to support the record.