First try

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elvis1118
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First try

Post by elvis1118 » 15 Jan 2020 16:56

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Sorry for the bad glare..this is my first time trying to align a cartridge using a protractor and I THINK it looks good but I'm not 100% how does it look to you guys?

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Re: First try

Post by Pauw » 15 Jan 2020 17:18

To be able to tell we need a shot from the from of the cartridge angled down so we can see the lines on the protractor well. :D

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Re: First try

Post by lenjack » 15 Jan 2020 17:21

Welcome to our forum. Would be helpful to know the turntable.

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Re: First try

Post by elvis1118 » 16 Jan 2020 03:23

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Hopefully these pictures help. I'll post more if need be and this turntable is an at PL(not LP) 120 which I know isn't the best but I wanted to be able to play 78s too which is Why I picked it up.
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Re: First try

Post by Pauw » 16 Jan 2020 10:13

Thank you for those...you have done quite a good job from those. I align the actual cantilever to the grid to get the best results . To help I have printed my grid onto transparent plastic and put a mirror underneath. I check the alignment by ear too listening for any mis-tracking or distortion. Personally I put most emphasis on the inter alignment than the outer because here the groove radius is smallest and most likely to give IGD. :D

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Re: First try

Post by wolfie62 » 16 Jan 2020 17:15

So, how does it line up on the 2nd null point? Ya gotta get both to line up, no?

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Re: First try

Post by elvis1118 » 16 Jan 2020 19:10

Exactly the same

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Re: First try

Post by elvis1118 » 16 Jan 2020 19:11

Pauw wrote:
16 Jan 2020 10:13
Thank you for those...you have done quite a good job from those. I align the actual cantilever to the grid to get the best results . To help I have printed my grid onto transparent plastic and put a mirror underneath. I check the alignment by ear too listening for any mis-tracking or distortion. Personally I put most emphasis on the inter alignment than the outer because here the groove radius is smallest and most likely to give IGD. :D
Thank you I spent a lot of time in it :D

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