So being careless, I bent my cantilever on my MC cart . I use the onzow zerodust geltab on my styli after every use. Well, I gave the cantilever a good knock while taking it out from under the cart . I know I should have moved the tonearm first, but between the onzow, the milti zerostat, and carbon-fiber brushes, it takes forever to flip an LP! I know now to take my time, always. The hurry is not worth damaging a very expensive cart. I played a few LPs with the cantilever in its new position , and I didn't notice any changes in sound . Also, when playing a LP, the cantilever straightened out in the groove. After a day or two, I realized this was probably putting unwanted stress on the cantilever, so I re-alligned the cantilever with my protractor. I didn't notice any difference in sound, it still sounds great!, but the cart body is now on a major angle.
My question is... is it more important for the cantilever or the cart body to be square with my protractor ? I use the supplied Ortofon alignment tool as well mofi geo disk. Also, with the geo disk, every cart I have ever mounted, I am a hair short of the proper over-hang, while being as far forward in the headshell as I can.
Has the accuracy of my table been seriously compromised?
Any suggestions or comments are appreciated...