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  1. #11
    Join Date: Sep 2014

    Location: brighton uk.

    Posts: 3,289
    I'm jamie.


    i did mine by first checking the SRA angle with the tonearm level,(not really necessary) then setting it a close to possible to 92 degrees,as it happens thats with a slight tail down position.
    i used an alignment arc protractor downloaded from the vinyl engine site to align the cartridge,i spent some time getting it dead right here,then lastly small tweaking of the tracking weight.
    the hard work pays off when you hit the sweet spot believe me!

    all this was over a period of 3 days on and off
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Pioneer PA-5000,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103SA Cartridge's,Denon HA-500 Head Amp, John Wood KT88 Valve Amp,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

  2. #12
    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

    Posts: 817
    I'm Ian.


    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    thats exactly how i ended up with mine.
    And me
    My stuff; Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774 /Ortofon Quintet Black, Cambridge CXC CD transport/Musical Fidelity X DAC/Musical Fidelity X10v3 tube buffer, Musical Fidelity A3, Nakamichi CA-5E pre amp, Acoustic Solutions FM/DAB tuner, Mordaunt Short Signifer, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

  3. #13
    Join Date: Apr 2015

    Location: Central Virginia

    Posts: 1,005
    I'm Russell.


    Speaking on the art of cartridge alignment, I saw some pictures in Stereophile many moons ago, that were USB microscope pics of the needles attached to the cantilever. Even on some expensive cartridges had the diamond glued on crooked. Or perhaps, less than perfect. So, even if you align the cantilever with your alignment gauge, you can still need to make tiny adjustments of azimuth and VTA to really get the needle to align with the groove. No substitute for the human ear.

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