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slowGEEZR

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Man, I'm getting old! I can't see well enough through my trifocals anymore to see the cartridge alignment properly. Having a super thin ruby cantilever doesn't help, either! I am having a hard time getting it aligned and can't seem to get rid of some sibilance, so I ordered a USB microscope and flexible clamp. It will come with measuring software, which I hope will be beneficial for both SRA and azimuth alignment. It ought to be much easier to align when I can see the needle amplified onto the computer screen in real time. Hey, if it's good enough for Mikey (Fremer), it oughta be good enough for me!
 

Bernard

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Steve, what make of microscope did you buy, and how do you like it? I see there are some that cost as low as $20.
 

roberto

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Hola Steve...perhaps the azimuth is OK, but might need a little more weight or pressure a the needle with contact to the grove. Increasing one gram will not harm the cantilever of the cartridge. Perhaps its a tracking problem.

Happy listening!
 
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