mm. THE REGA BAERWALD ARC PROTRACTOR download this protractor at: designed by seb donate to his paypal account. Free Protractor To Align Your Turntable Cartridge! Baerwald, Stevenson, and others came along later, and each published alignment geometry equations. 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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As a protrractor of caution, only six cells on the spreadsheet should be used for entering numbers. 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.

Do you already have an account? Thanks for the correction. Baerwald alignments result in longer overhang values.

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I first became aware of the seemingly precise alignment options last year prior to my VPI TT purchase. The one referenced here: When correctly set, the stylus will have a near perfect groove tangency at two points on the record, minimizing tracking error between and beyond the null points. 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. The method is different. After nearly an hour of trying to fit the screws and nuts the normal way, I gave up and flipped it around.

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The second cause might be an incorrect pivot-to-spindle mounting distance. Using the VPI jig I only have to deal with the one alignment grid much easier than the 2 point protractors. Y ou’ll find an Excel file at the link located below this article.

The above image shows the two null points in relation to each other. I recommend that this very important mounting distance, pivot-to-spindle, is checked and compared to the tonearm manufactures specification. DarkAuditFeb 1, I ordered the Technics overhang gauge, and printed out the Protracfor protractor from Vinyl Engine.

The Magnited States of ‘Murica. You rotate the gauge and the swing the arm until it is. That is our overhang adjustment using a two point protractor. The statement that I refered to makes no sense. That’s what I get for assuming I still have a memory.

I swapped headshells on those two carts, with the M97xE going onto the Technics branded cart. I wound up with the soundstage moved significantly to baetwald right. Right click your mouse on the link above and choose Save Target A s And if you have to average the the zenith between the two points, you don’t have the overhang set right.


Click here to view the two point protractor in action. Deuce66Jan 28, One reason for unlinking the calculator might be to evaluate a tonearm’s geometry by inputting effective length, angular offset, and stylus overhang directly into cells A3, B3, and C3, respectively.

Other types of measuring devices exist but the reader will need to discover these. No matter how bad the overhang is you can do it.

Aligning cartridge using Baerwald protractor

Click here for cartridge alignment tool. If the protractor is a mirrored surface, it will be possible to visually evaluate the parallel alignment between the cantilever and the grid.

For advanced spreadsheet users, the Excel “Solver” function is a very powerful tool that can be used advantageously with this spreadsheet. This will involve some averaging of the zenith angle between the two points, but the stylus should find exact center over both null points.

I have to crank the volume much higher than normal to naerwald the usual listening level, and even then it’s muddy. AntaresJan 29,

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