Returning from vacation I had stopped air-supply for my Caeles air bearing system in December. Wondering why the SpJ arm did not track properly the reason was easily found – all dampers had went down, the table was running on a hard bases. This is something we really do not want to experience as you are listening to a Thorens (sorry) or something similar.
Lifting the upper structure by new Danish pumps one of the air cables wasn’t working in the way it should resulting in going down to a hard coupled status. Also two dampers did not work correctly. I had to exchange them and calibrate the whole system again.
In the end listening to a good system needs maintenace, and of course the more complicated the phono installation the more you are working with it keeping your fun and listening excitement. All good? No, I hope the new dampers remain stable quite some time and I will concentrate more on the motor – maybe another chapter of servicing…😊