sergio_s wrote:Evening update:
I've spent about half an hour to align the cart, now it follows the arc from C' to C perfectly and is aligned to both grids.
Well, I must admit that there is an improvement, but there's still a little sibilance, maybe I'm treating with some bad pressed records, because with other LPs I get a pleasing sound without any distortion...
However, thank you Hepokatti to help me understanding how to do with the protractor.
Glad to hear that you got it aligned! Now you know how to do it with your next cart
Also, good advice from Trackside to increase the VTF to 2.25g. Don't give up on AT95E just yet. Despite it's technical limitations (which mostly are due to simple stylus shape/polish), it still can give you hours and hours of beautiful music. IMO.
Some records are more sibilant than others - and with certain cartridges. Some cartridges may handle some records better, and others worse. Sounds silly, but that's how it just goes. Don't worry - paying attention to records' sound will soon teach you the horrible truth how bad many CDs sound too! (Unless you already have noticed that)
Especially the newer recordings might sound really "mediocre" where vinyl mastering is not necessarily kept in mind. I've found that in my (still quite small) collection of LPs, the thin 80's records sound the best. It is probably only a coincidence, but many so-called "audiophile" 180g or 200g LPs I have sound way worse. I'm not saying that people should avoid audiophile recordings, but rather understand the existence of misleading marketing schemes. It's only logical that the records made in the golden age of vinyl will sound decent. But then again, other people may have opposite experiences.