Short tips which will help you easirer to set up turntables, tonearms and cartridges.
1.Cartridges & tonearm set up mystiques revealed:
Importance of overhang is absolutely none. This is a distance how much is diamond tip over the centre of the record from direction of the horizontal bearing of the tonearm. It is only a starting point of setting up tonearm & cartridge tangential geometry for pivoted tonearms. Optimal overhang does not mean that cartridge is properly set up in tonearm. Do not be mislead with precise figures below 0.50 mm. You can not see or adjust that precision anyway.
But if you use two zero point protractor, when both points are optimised that also automatically means that all parameters ( optimal tangential geometry with minimal tracking error distortion) is optimal, regardless if you start with not correct tonearm distance position or how tilted is cartridge body in the headshell. You simply align cantilever and diamond tip on two zero point protractor. How to simply achieve that- visit our web site Kuzma Ltd for details. This will insure you minimal mistake in tracking.
If you use more sophisticated protractors with single point alignment on the tonearm distance from pivot to spindle- be aware that a small mistake in distance set up will create bigger error and you will not be aware of it and you can only test it with two zero point protractors with correct geometry ( Baerwald, Lofgren...)