Ortofon Cartridge Alignment Gauge Protractor


Ortofon Cartridge Alignment Gauge Protractor

Product no.: ORT115

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Ortofon Cartridge Alignment Gauge Protractor
£4.99
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This plastic Ortofon protractor is a reliable way to ensure proper basic alignment
of your standard half-inch mount cartridge of any brand.  The goal is to avoid
trackingerror that especially occurs as your needle plays songs towards the inner
part of the record.
 
ORTOFON PROTRACTOR/CARTRIDGE ALIGNMENT TOOL
 
An alignment protractor is used to find the correct distance from stylus tip to tonearm pivot. 
 
When aligning a cartridge for tangency using the alignment protractor, it is essential to remember
that you are attempting to align the cantilever (and, hence, the stylus), not the cartridge body.
There is no guarantee that the cantilever is perfectly aligned within the cartridge body, so simply
aligning the cartridge body will not necessarily produce the desired result. 
 
Furthermore, many cartridge bodies have non-parallel sides, making tangential alignment
of the cartridge body with the lines of tangency on the gauge virtually impossible. 
 
An alignment protractor is a plastic template onto which are printed the null point(s) and
lines of tangency against which the cartridge should be aligned. The template is placed over
the turntable's spindle (made possible via a spindle-sized hole drilled in the template)
and placed against the platter. 
 
Cartridge must be adjusted until the cantilever is parallel to the set of parallel lines. And this
should be achieved for both the indicated points. 
 
When the cartridge's longitudinal axis is parallel with the horizontal lines,
tracking error will be at a minimum.
 
parallel with the horisontal lines, tracking error will be at a minimum.

Ortofon Cartridge Alignment Gauge Protractor

 

 

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