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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Deuce66Jan 28, Can you see the slight mis-alignment to the zenith adjustment?

It was pre-mounted for a Technics alignment. Stopped using the stabilizer, no difference. When I tried then on my old TT I seemed to get close but never perfect protrator the needle would drop in both points while remaining aligned in the grid. TerrySJan 29, This will involve some averaging of protdactor zenith angle between the two points, but the stylus should find exact center over both null points.

Ben AdamsJan 29, I protracgor the VPI jig and it was quite easy but somewhat tedious. The trick is to have the cartridge mounted so that the potractor aligns perfectly on BOTH dots without moving the protractor. Outputs are angular offset, linear offset, stylus overhang, pivot-to-spindle mounting distance, inner null-point, and outer null-point.

Danny HollandJan 29, Steve Hoffman Music Forums. If you have to average the zenith between the two points, you don’t have the overhang correct. Perhaps there will be inner grove tracking issues that will be better and I just need more time to identify them.

Log in or Sign up. You must log in or pgotractor up to reply here. Where did you get that? As with the overhang adjustment, leave the fasteners just slack enough to make the rotation but snug enough to hold position.


W ell, there’s no place baerwzld home. I have to crank the volume much higher than normal to get the usual listening level, and even then it’s muddy. Why does every one of these alignment instructions always contain a wrong statement to confuse the beginner?

I was first sent a defective cartridge so I got two opportunities to set it up. So my main point is when you are aligning with the grid it all hinges on how good your eyesight is. Inputs are effective length, innermost groove, and outermost groove. In the original, generic, headshell, I noticed the right channel had gone nearly nonexistent.

The method is different. The first cause might be inadequate room in the slots.

Typically this can happen when pivot-to-spindle distances are made adjustable at the arm board, or if a different tonearm has been incorrectly installed to the turntable.

I’ve used Vinyl Engine as a reference site, mostly for their amazing cartridge library, but for other things upon occasion. Baerwald alignments result in longer overhang values. I should spend more time there. However, if the protractor is paper, you may have to settle for aligning the cartridge body sides parallel to the grid since it will not be possible to get protrachor visual fix between the grid and the cantilever.

I swapped headshells on those two carts, with the M97xE going onto the Technics branded cart. DarkAuditJan 31, You rotate the gauge and the swing the arm until it is.

Aligning cartridge using Baerwald protractor

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to e-mail them to me. I wound up with the soundstage moved significantly to the right.

About a month ago I broke off the cantilever stupid me.

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Everything looks aligned according to the protractors, but it sounds like mud. That is our overhang adjustment using a two point protractor.

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That’s what I get for assuming I still have a memory. Okay, so how does the spreadsheet work? Videos Enjoy the Music.

If you want to see pictures of a Baerwald set-up using the Feickert protractor, try page 2 of this thread. The graph is a visual representation of the columns of numbers on the left, which are a function of three specific tonearm parameters, effective length, angular offset, and stylus overhang as displayed in the tan colored orotractor, A3, B3, and C3.

The second cause might be an incorrect pivot-to-spindle mounting distance. There are many ways “Solver” can be used to enhance and expand the protracttor of complex spreadsheets.

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Phil Elliott likes this. DarkAuditJan 29, After nearly an hour of trying to fit prottractor screws and nuts the normal way, I orotractor up and flipped it around. 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.

The one referenced here: Yes, my password is: Danny HollandJan 28, The red wire for the right channel on that headshell wasn’t looking all that well. 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.