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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You can always center the stylus over the exact center of both null points.

Free Turntable Cartridge Alignment Protractor And Speed Discs

Do you already have an account? The default or initial input values are It is based upon the Baerwald calculations for minimum tracking error when using a pivoted tonearm.

For one example of a gage that measures ‘pivot to barrwald, link here. It takes time and patience to get it just right, but the results are worth it!

The graph and the rest of the spreadsheet are controlled by inputs to cells A3, B3, and C3 only. Sounds so much better protractof the D2 than the M97xE I’m fighting with now. As a word of caution, only six cells on the spreadsheet should be used for entering numbers.

Aligning cartridge using Baerwald protractor

As an additional precaution, I recommend you archive a copy of the spreadsheet and always use a different working copy, just in case something goes wrong and you want to return to the original. After a few prrotractor of nudging and checking with both a credit card and a razor blade, Baerwad ready to give it a shot on the TT.


Danny HollandJan 28, When it was new I let the dealer set it up and had complete faith that it was done correct. Guy at the shop double-checked the wire connections, but said without the TT as well, he couldn’t check the alignment.

Snug up the mounting screws firmly then double check your alignment using the protractor. The above image shows the two null points in relation to each other. The method is different. I was first sent a defective cartridge so I got two opportunities to set it up. Okay, so how does the spreadsheet work? Your name or email address: Can you see the slight mis-alignment to the zenith adjustment? Ben AdamsJan 29, I need to fix the alignment on my M97xE.

But the lrotractor 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. I should spend more time there.

They are the three yellow cells, I3, J3, and K3 in the calculator at the top of each page, and the three tan cells, A3, B3, and C3, which control the graph and the rest of the spreadsheet.

The second cause might be an incorrect pivot-to-spindle mounting distance. Stage has shifted a little more left bearwald I’d like instead of more right like beforeand very weak and muffled.

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In the original, generic, headshell, I noticed the right channel had gone nearly nonexistent. AntaresJan 29, 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 a visual fix between the grid and the cantilever.


I prefer to use the Baerwald alignment whenever I can for baerald slightly lower tracking error values, however if it becomes necessary, a different protractor may be needed with some combinations of tonearms and cartridges. Why does every one of these alignment instructions always contain a wrong statement to confuse the beginner? 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? Do I just square the cartridge up in the grid and protraftor it, or is there something else?

Any tips on how I can get this right without tearing my hair out or driving the 75 miles back to Pittsburgh and asking the repair guy I bought it from to fix my mess?

In effect the cartridge can’t be moved forward enough to reach the null point. Inputs are effective length, innermost groove, and outermost groove. I prptractor a paper Baerwald protractor and played a progractor all the way through and didn’t notice any distortion at all.

For example, suppose you wish to evaluate Steven Rochlin’s alignment tool, which has alignment null-points at approximately 70mm and mm. For an explanation of the adjustment procedure, see the illustration and text below.