Originally Posted by misterharrison
Straight arms still require anti-skating, I think. Otherwise why would bonafide classic straight hifi arms like the SME V have antiskate dials? I believe the Rega ones have them too, don't they? It's linear trackers that don't need antiskate.
Yes, you are right. The thinking that straight arms don't need antiskate, I think it comes from the vestax straigh arm scratching tables (PDX or so). In that case, this is indeed true. The Vestax scratching tables use a short straight arm without "overhang" (i.e. the cart is not angled). You have serious tracking errors with these, but you dont need antiskate.
Hifi straigt arms are just like techs S arms: you have antiskate