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More Analog Insanity

More Analog Insanity

No I haven’t become fed up with losing cartridge screws!

I’m a bit of a packrat and feel that everything will have a use SOMEDAY.  Sure enough, just when I was going to throw out that cheapie cartridge that came with my Audio Technica PL-120D, I figured there would come a time to put it to use.

Here you go, when starting to set up a new tonearm, a junker cartridge is perfect.  Wrap a rubber band around the headshell as you see here and use this to at least get very rough settings for tracking force and VTA.  That way, when you mount your good cartridge, your chances of it flailing around are much less.

What have we learned?

Don’t throw anything related to analog away. EVER.

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