Stanton STR8-50 protractor

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dwrecks13
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Stanton STR8-50 protractor

Post by dwrecks13 » 22 Mar 2018 00:02

Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to all of this. I'm trying to align my cartridge for my Stanton, can anyone recommend the proper protractor?

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Re: Stanton STR8-50 protractor

Post by JaS » 22 Mar 2018 01:10

Have you tried asking Stanton? We have nothing to suit completely straight arms (zero offset) and I don't know of any aftermarket protractor that would work? If you can't get the original tool I'd just mount the cartridge centrally in the slots.

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Re: Stanton STR8-50 protractor

Post by dwrecks13 » 22 Mar 2018 01:13

I have not, I'll give that a shot. Thank you.

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Re: Stanton STR8-50 protractor

Post by KentT » 24 Mar 2018 04:49

This tonearm is short, underhung, and lacks an offset angle. Therefore, use only conical styli on it. Which means that you really can't align this to correct geometry. This type of tonearm is aimed at HipHop and Scratch DJ users. The turntable is decent for listening with a conical. But not optimal. I agree with JaS on a practical way to mount and align the cartridge. Also, in the Shure M 44 manual, there is an alternative method which might work for you also with a similar type DJ cartridge.

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Re: Stanton STR8-50 protractor

Post by dwrecks13 » 24 Mar 2018 04:53

Thanks guys, guess it's time to upgrade since I don't plan on scratchin'.

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Re: Stanton STR8-50 protractor

Post by aj1969 » 25 Mar 2018 11:06

You could always upgrade the straight arm to a "S" arm and that will give you a larger range of options. (thats what i did) easy job and cost very little.

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