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.