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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Do I just square the cartridge up in the grid and that’s it, or is there something bbaerwald Danny HollandJan 28, Deuce66Jan 28, G’day all, in my opinion the whole process is more complex than one might think.

This is the process that I’ve worked out and it works for me! The Magnited States of ‘Murica. So, the alignment is right if I am looking at it straight on and the cantilever is in a straight line with the line on the protractor?

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I need to fix the alignment on my M97xE. In the original, generic, headshell, I noticed the right channel had gone nearly nonexistent. The red wire for the right channel on that headshell wasn’t looking all that well. I swapped headshells on those two carts, with the Bzerwald going onto the Technics baerdald cart. After nearly an hour of trying to fit the screws and nuts the normal way, I gave up and flipped it around.

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 the soundstage moved significantly to the right. I ordered the Technics overhang gauge, and printed out the Technics protractor from Vinyl Engine. Any tips on how I can get this right without tearing my hair out or driving the 75 miles back to Pittsburgh prootractor asking the repair guy I bought it from to fix my mess?

Aligning cartridge using Baerwald protractor

DarkAuditJan 29, Ben AdamsJan 29, Why does every one of these alignment instructions always contain a wrong statement to confuse the beginner?

The one referenced here: This will involve some averaging of the zenith angle between the two points, but the stylus should find exact center over both null points. You rotate the gauge and the swing the arm until it is. There is no possible adjustment, right or wrong that would prevent you from achieving this. And if you have to average the the zenith between the two points, you don’t have the overhang set right.


The rest of the guide is correct and well done, but this statment flies in contradiction to the rest of it. TerrySJan 29, If you want to see pictures of a Baerwald set-up using the Feickert protractor, try page 2 of this thread.

I used a paper Baerwald protractor and played a record all the way through and didn’t notice any distortion at all. Danny HollandJan 29, AntaresJan 29, That is my point. The statement that I refered to makes no sense. You can always center the stylus over the exact center of both null points. No matter how bad the overhang is you can do it. 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.

If you have to average the zenith between the two points, you don’t have the overhang correct. The guide is spot on until you get to this comment, but this contradicts the rest of it.

Phil Elliott likes this. That’s what I get for assuming I still have a memory. Thanks for the correction. Where did you get that? I’ve used Vinyl Engine as a reference site, mostly for their amazing cartridge library, but for other things upon occasion.

I should spend more time there. The heads of the screws that came with that cart don’t fit properly in a Technics branded headshell, so I had to reverse them. After a few minutes of nudging and checking with both a credit card and a razor blade, I’m ready to give it a shot on the TT. Stage has shifted a little more left than I’d like instead of more right like beforeand very weak and muffled. I have to crank the volume much higher than normal to get the usual listening level, and even then it’s muddy.

This time I’m going to go back up to Pittsburgh and put the setup back into the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing. DarkAuditJan 31, Everything looks aligned according to the protractors, but it sounds like mud. Stopped using the stabilizer, no difference. Guy at the shop double-checked the wire connections, but said without the TT as well, he couldn’t check the alignment.


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It was pre-mounted for a Technics alignment. Sounds so much better on the D2 than the M97xE I’m fighting with now. DarkAuditFeb 1, This has been an interesting topic for me. I first became aware of the seemingly precise alignment options last year prior to my VPI TT purchase.

When it was new I let the dealer set it up and had complete faith that it was done correct. About a month ago I broke off the cantilever stupid me. I baewald first sent a defective cartridge so I protraxtor two opportunities to set it up.

I used the VPI jig and it was quite easy but somewhat tedious. I compared the first alignment done by the dealer with the jig and it was off both in the alignment with the grid and the azimuth were off, so much for blind faith. Using the VPI jig I only have to deal with the one alignment grid much easier than the 2 point protractors. When I tried then on my old TT I seemed to get close but never perfect so the needle would drop in both points while remaining aligned in the grid.

So my main point is when you are aligning with the grid it baerwqld hinges on how good your eyesight is. Depending on how well you align your sightline you may be way off.

There is plenty of room for guess work. Protractlr laid a straightedge down on the grid to help me gain a better perspective.

Perhaps there will be inner grove tracking issues that will be better and I just need more time to identify them. You must log in or sign up to reply here.

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