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    so if I used this, with the jelco and said AT headshell - I may not be able to get fully spot on alignment? My principle worry is Horizontal tracking angle

    thanks for posting the alignment facts.....looks like I am already out of my depth !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Have look at the tonearm database on vinylengine.com.

    Or read this: https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...earm-alignment.

    I can assure you that not all tonearm manufacturers choose to use the same geometry.
    Barry, after paying some 6k for this arm and 500 for the Arche headshell and 2k for the cartridge do you not think I've done my homework? (That's without the 4k for the TT)

    I agree, there is a best setup profile.. But my arm manufacturer recommended what was best...... And it sounds sublime. (With no effort at all.)

    Perhaps let's just leave it there


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    Quote Originally Posted by fletchdirect View Post
    cartridge-alignment-protracker_l_1.jpg

    so if I used this, with the jelco and said AT headshell - I may not be able to get fully spot on alignment? My principle worry is Horizontal tracking angle

    thanks for posting the alignment facts.....looks like I am already out of my depth !!
    You need something better than this!!! Loads better on the market place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fletchdirect View Post
    cartridge-alignment-protracker_l_1.jpg

    so if I used this, with the jelco and said AT headshell - I may not be able to get fully spot on alignment? My principle worry is Horizontal tracking angle
    The Ortofon protractor you show is designed for the Baerwald geometry (the two null radii are at 66mm and 121mm), so in principle you will only be able to achieve zero tracking angle error at one of these radii only with the Jelco arm/AT headshell. I would recommend you choose to minimise the error at 66mm. However there will always be another null radius somewhere on the record surface near 121mm; its just that overall the second harmonic distortion elsewhere will not be quite as low as it could be. It will be pretty low however so I wouldn't worry about it.
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    I think I will just get my coat and leave you gents to battle it out.......

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    thanks Barry - maybe I will just get it and have a play and see what happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fletchdirect View Post
    I think I will just get my coat and leave you gents to battle it out.......
    I'm so sorry we have not been able to help you in some constructive way.

    It's usually the way on this forum... Soooo many different views.

    Try a few different protractors (including the one the arm manufacturer recommends.) and let your ears dicide what's best.

    All I can say is.....the headshell ain't bad at all and will suit your setup.


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    Yes I have that headshell plus most of the others in the range 13g 15g, 18g, and various materials.
    Great headshells. I don't have any issues aligning them I fact they are the most versatile headshells I have.
    Used with At33, Linn Trioka, 103s etc. The weight and material with specific cartridges does have an effect.
    Better than the Jelco ones.
    Regards
    Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyse6748 View Post
    I'm so sorry we have not been able to help you in some constructive way.

    It's usually the way on this forum... Soooo many different views.

    Try a few different protractors (including the one the arm manufacturer recommends.) and let your ears dicide what's best.

    All I can say is.....the headshell ain't bad at all and will suit your setup.


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    cheers peter, think I will just give it a whirl and if not may end up just wrestling with the jelco's stock headshell

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    Don't give up!

    This is a very good headshell with multiple adjustments. (Everything you will need).

    It really is worth a try with your arm!!!

    You won't regret the purchase..

    Sorry.... An old gits advice.!!!


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