Cartridge Alignment for DIYers
Setup tables are OK, and alignment protractors have their place. But there comes a time when a vinyl hound can’t quite abide them anymore. Maybe you’re working on an 80s-era direct drive table and find the factory setup is suspect or even way off. Maybe you’re an archivist setting up a spare unit for 45s or 78s. The fundamentals are easy, or rather, they are once you look at them from the proper perspective. This article was originally published in audioXpress, April 2011.