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With my eyesight...

I wouldn't attempt aligning a cartridge without my USB microscope.

My latest cartridge, the Ortofon Quintet Black S, has a cantilever that is very thin and short. As a result, being able to see the cantilever in relation to the alignment pattern is quite the challenge.

Enter the good old USB microscope. It is handy for anything that requires better eyesight than I have. Unfortunately that's quite a list of things.

Using the USB microscope made the alignment easier but it was still a challenge due to the close proximity of the underside of the cartridge body to the alignment jig. The cartridge rides pretty close to the LP surface.

I like the Ortofon cartridge but aligning a DL-103D was a lot easier.


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  • With my eyesight... - EdAInWestOC 10:42:51 04/20/17 (0)


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