JaS wrote:If you don't get good alignment to two points (Stevenson, Baerwald or whatever) you can get greatly increased tracking distortion.
http://www.vinylengine.com/twisting-you ... hell.shtml
I'm still having a bad time here...
One important question: minimal adjustment errors may cause great amounts of distortion/harshness? My alignments here seem to be good, and if not they're so little out of place that I can hardly tell from just looking at the cartridge/grid parallelism.
But records sound very bad... it distorts a lot in places with heavy orchestration or loud voices - mainly on the treble frequencies. It sounds almost as some "clipping" on highs.
Could it be there is something other than the alignment that causes this? Or really some minimal tweaking in the cartridge could solve this?
I'll keep trying using different protractors, to see if I can get anywhere.
Thanks for your help!