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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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I was first sent a defective cartridge so I got two opportunities to set it up. It’s good for the designer and the community that means you! To adjust Zenith angle, the cartridge body is rotated within the headshell until a parallel alignment exists between the cantilever and the grid lines on the protractor. The guide is spot on until you get to this comment, but this contradicts the rest of it. Depending on how well you align your sightline you may be way off. Okay, so how does the spreadsheet work?

It is not the purpose of this page to study or attempt to explain the difference between different alignment theories. When it was alivnment I let the dealer set it up and had complete faith that it was done correct. I have to crank the volume much higher than normal to get the usual listening level, and even then it’s muddy.

For an explanation of the adjustment procedure, see the baefwald and text below. The Magnited States of ‘Murica. DarkAuditJan 29, This will involve some averaging of the zenith angle between the two points, but the stylus should find exact center over both null points.

The trick is to have the cartridge mounted so that the needle aligns perfectly on BOTH dots without moving the protractor. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to e-mail them to me. For example, suppose you wish to evaluate Baerwaod Rochlin’s alignment tool, which has alignment null-points at approximately 70mm and mm.


Baerwald Alignment Protractor for Turntables

To adjust overhang, we must adjust the mounting length between the stylus and tonearm pivot. So, the alignment is right if I am looking at it straight on and the cantilever is in a straight line pfotractor the line on the protractor? Sounds so much better on the D2 than the M97xE I’m fighting with now.

AntaresJan 29, Log in or Sign up. Home is where my turntable is and everyone should have a two point protractor. Please do not enter numbers into any other cells; otherwise you progractor destroy important equations that enable the spreadsheet to function properly.

G’day all, in my opinion the whole process is more complex than one might think. The method is different. Danny HollandJan 29, Showing adjustments to be made. For advanced spreadsheet users, the Excel “Solver” function is a very powerful tool that can be used advantageously with this spreadsheet. This weighted curve places more emphasis on tracking error for inner grooves than for outer grooves, which is representative of the actual distortion caused by tracking error.

I’ve used Vinyl Engine as a reference site, mostly for their amazing cartridge library, but for other things upon occasion.

That is our overhang adjustment using a two point protractor. There is plenty of room for guess work.

In the original, generic, headshell, I noticed the right channel had gone nearly nonexistent. W ell, there’s no place like home.

Free Turntable Cartridge Alignment Protractor And Speed Discs

Click here to view the two point protractor in action. Why does protractkr one of baerqald alignment instructions always contain a wrong statement to confuse the beginner? To post a Make, come back to this Thing and click Post a Make.

After nearly an hour of trying to fit the screws and nuts the normal way, I gave up and flipped it around. Videos Enjoy the Music. It takes time and patience to get it just right, but the results are worth it! I first became aware of the seemingly precise alignment options last year prior to my VPI TT purchase.


Baerwald Alignment Protractor for Turntables by Entropy4U – Thingiverse

As with the overhang adjustment, leave the fasteners just prottractor enough to make the rotation but snug enough to hold position. They are the three yellow cells, I3, J3, and K3 in the calculator at the top of each page, and the three tan cells, A3, B3, and C3, which control the graph and the rest of the spreadsheet.

We’re sure Entropy4U would love a Tip, but unfortunately they have not setup their accounts to receive them yet.

That’s what I get for assuming I still have a memory.

The above image shows the two null points in relation to each other. Top view showing the two points of alignment. Danny ProractorJan 28, Stage has shifted a little more left than I’d like instead of more right like beforeand very weak and muffled.

Ben AdamsJan 29, Y ou’ll find an Excel file at the link located below this article. Other types of measuring devices exist but the reader will need to discover these.

Aligning cartridge using Baerwald protractor

Thanks for the correction. Move cartridge back or proyractor until stylus sits exactly on center of the small cross in the center of figure N.

And if you have to average the the zenith between the two points, you don’t have the overhang set right. With 20GB, you have the space you need: