The EZ-Mount hardware avoids the possible situation where you would have to spend more on a lighter/Heavier counterweight, or mass load the headshell. The Soundsmith EZ-Mount hardware solves the problem
Cartridge screws are designed and precision machined to provide the best connection between tonearm head-shell and the cartridge . These Can add or Lower total Mass at the head-shell which could also be advantageous when a lowering of cartridge/tonearm resonance is required. .Improving Tracking ability & Cartridge/arm lateral resonance
» NO TOOLS needed to mount and secure a cartridge
» Now it only takes TWO HANDS to install a phono cartridge!
» Lowers the risk of dropped cartridges & snapped cantilevers
The Soundsmith EZ-Mount Cartridge Screws. No Tools are required to secure a cartridge and EZ-Tweaking or your cartridge set-up.
Now it only take two hands to install a phono cartridge! This significantly lowers the risk of dropped cartridges & snapped cantilevers.
The EZ-Mount kit consists of four types of 10mm long bolts made from various materials. Although some may choose one type over the others, these bolts were chosen specifically to maximize compatibility with a large range of arms and cartridges.
EZ-Guide to EZ-Mount Hardware
Nylon: Provides best vibration control, with very low mass (1.04g per Pair)
Aluminum: Sonically faster and more full bodied than Nylon, but still lightweight (2.06g per Pair)
Stainless: Powerful and authoritative with excellent resolution at the expense of high weight (5.80g per Pair)
Brass: Sonically richest of the four, but very heavy (6.24g per Pair)
EZ-Mount Kit includes 4 pairs of 10MM long bolts, 2 non-magnetic Stainless Steel nuts, and 4 captive nylon washers.
"[The] gizmo I can't speak more highly about is the EZ-Mount cartridge screw set. Delivered in a set of four pairs, they have an easy to tighten knurled knob on top eliminating the need for tiny hand tools. ...you can use them to add or remove mass to the headshell... All you need are your hands to install the EZ-Mounts, particularly on pre-threaded cartridge bodies, and they make cartridge alignment easy since they're a breeze to untighten, move, and retighten. Genius." - Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound,
"Why Didn't I Think of That? Dept.: Soundsmith EZ-Mount Screws. This is really helpful for "older folks"... While this set is particularly useful for reviewers who are constantly changing cartridges, it should also prove useful to audiophiles who don't enjoy fumbling with Allen keys or tiny screwdrivers."- Michael Fremer, Stereophile Magazine,
2 Nylon Screws
2 Aluminum Screws
2 Brass Screws
2 Stainless Steel Screws
2 Non-Magnetic Stainless Steel Nuts
4 Captive Nylon Washers
Weight & Dimensions:
Nylon Screws: 1.04 grams (pair), 10mm long
Aluminum Screws: 2.06 grams (pair), 10mm long
Brass Screws: 6.14 grams (pair), 10mm long
Stainless Steel Screws: 6.32 grams (pair), 10mm long
The EZ-Mount system allows for phono cartridge mounting without any tools, and also allow for easy fine tuning of the weight and mass at the headshell end of the tonearm.
Screws can easily be cut to a shorter length as needed.