Ortofon Cartridge Alignment Tool

Model: ALIGNTOOL UPC: 5705796980189 Item: 168367

Product Information

Ortofon Cartridge Alignment Protractor Tool

An alignment protractor is used to find the correct distance from stylus tip to tonearm pivot.

When aligning a cartridge for tangency using the alignment protractor, it is essential to remember that you are attempting to align the cantilever (and, hence, the stylus), not the cartridge body. There is no guarantee that the cantilever is perfectly aligned within the cartridge body, so simply aligning the cartridge body will not necessarily produce the desired result.

Furthermore, many cartridge bodies have non-parallel sides, making tangential alignment of the cartridge body with the lines of tangency on the gauge virtually impossible.

An alignment protractor is a plastic template onto which are printed the null point(s) and lines of tangency against which the cartridge should be aligned. The template is placed over the turntable's spindle (made possible via a spindle-sized hole drilled in the template) and placed against the platter.

Cartridge must be adjusted until the cantilever is parallel to the set of parallel lines. And this should be achieved for both the indicated points. When the cartridge's longitudinal axis is parallel with the horizontal lines, tracking errors will be at a minimum.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • Cartridge Alignment Tool

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Ortofon Cartridge Alignment Tool

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Confusing to read.
My wife and I both found it hard to accurately gauge the settings on it.
January 16, 2020
Purchased
11 months ago
Very useful item, Easy to use . A bit overpriced due to the material used
August 31, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
this product is very useful, either Linear tracking or regular set up; will work with both.
July 22, 2019
I was just double checking my work. I was spot-on withers help of your Ortofon tool. Thanks JM
March 7, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Easier to read than the mirrored finish alignment tool I've been using.
March 6, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Nice Alignment Tool
Very nice tool, helps with cartridge alignment.
January 13, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Good tool for my turntable.
January 4, 2019
As described! Great protractor!
October 13, 2018
nice, easy, accurate. if you're gonna do it, do it right (and left), then try again...
September 17, 2018
Completely satisfied
Simple and effective tool.
June 6, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago

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World Wide Stereo Store
need to use it. looks legit?
blake t on Dec 10, 2019
tried a few amazon products with unhappy results. figured i would go with a trusted name brand. we will see how it goes.
Paul G on May 23, 2019
need to use it. looks legit?
blake t on Dec 10, 2019
I have Ortofon Cartridge collection.
Madhav G on Sep 13, 2019
tried a few amazon products with unhappy results. figured i would go with a trusted name brand. we will see how it goes.
Paul G on May 23, 2019
I'm a serious vinyl collector who loves Ortofon cartridges and wanted to make sure they were aligned properly for optimal playback
Andre W on Mar 1, 2018
I have Ortofon Cartridge collection.
Madhav G on Sep 13, 2019
I'm a serious vinyl collector who loves Ortofon cartridges and wanted to make sure they were aligned properly for optimal playback
Andre W on Mar 1, 2018
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