ok, you say ‘I knew baerwald protractors, Loefgren protractors, what is that Stevenson it’s somewhere on the internet), Stevenson shed a new light on cartridge. THE REGA BAERWALD ARC PROTRACTOR download this protractor oops, impossible for me to set up my cartridge using your protractor: two possibilities. I did my best with the included protractor to align the cart properly, but the Technics doesn’t quite use a Baerwald alignment. I wound up with.

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If necessary, immobilize platter I suggest masking tape. As an additional precaution, I recommend you archive a copy of the spreadsheet and always use a different working copy, just in case something goes wrong and you want to return to the original.

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This has been an interesting topic for me. You rotate the gauge and the swing the arm until it is. It is based upon the Baerwald calculations for minimum tracking error when using a pivoted tonearm. Where did you get that? This time I’m going to go back up to Pittsburgh and put the setup back into the hands of someone who baerqald what they’re doing.

What you may need to do is mount the cartridge a bit loose and slightly move it forward or back and see how it aligns on both points. Do I just square the cartridge up in the grid and that’s it, or is there something else? Stage has shifted a little more left than I’d like instead of more right like beforeand very weak and muffled. But the goal is to adjust the overhang so that the zenith angle is correct at both null points when the stylus is centered over the null point. This is the process that I’ve worked out and it works for me!


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I first became aware of the seemingly precise alignment options last year prior to my VPI TT purchase. Top view showing the two points of alignment.

Baerwald Alignment Protractor for Turntables

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The one referenced here: Danny HollandJan 28, If alignmment protractor is a mirrored surface, it will be possible to visually evaluate the parallel alignment between the cantilever and the grid.

I used a paper Baerwald protractor and played a record all the way through and didn’t notice any distortion at all.

Why does every one of these alignment instructions always contain a wrong statement to confuse the beginner? Dropbox is the perfect tool for keeping all your files in sync: As a word of caution, only six cells on the spreadsheet should be used for entering numbers. AntaresJan 29, Ben AdamsJan 29, I have to crank the volume much higher than normal to get the usual listening level, and even then it’s muddy.


Danny HollandJan 29, Click here for cartridge alignment tool. Give a Shout Out If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. The Magnited States of ‘Murica. Phil Elliott likes this. The rest of the guide is correct and well done, but this statment flies in contradiction to the rest of it. If you want to see pictures of a Baerwald set-up using the Feickert protractor, try page 2 of this thread. The first cause might be inadequate room in the slots.

Guy at the shop double-checked the wire connections, but said without the TT as well, he couldn’t check the alignment. I laid a straightedge down on the grid to help me gain a better perspective. Morgantown, West by God Virginia. Right click your mouse on the link above and choose Save Target A s In the original, generic, headshell, I noticed the right channel had gone nearly nonexistent. About a month ago I broke off the cantilever stupid me.

Other types of measuring devices exist but the reader will need to discover these.