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AVID High Precision Universal Mirrored Phono Cartridge Alignment Tool

AVID High Precision Universal Mirrored Phono Cartridge Alignment Tool

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AVID High Precision Mirrored Universal Phono Cartridge Alignment Tool

  • Universal Alignment tool for all cartridges and tonearms
  • This is one of the best cartridge alignment tools you can buy
  • More professional than cheap laminated tools
  • Mirrored surface enables quick and accurate setup

An essential tool for installing any phono cartridge. Obtaining correct overhang length and alignment is essential to obtaining proper audio reproduction, and avoiding unnecessary record and stylus damage. This is a precision job and cannot be done by eye alone.

Based on long-accepted alignment geometry, but superbly executed, this alignment tool has a combination of features not available anywhere else. It is also the easiest to use.

The mirrored surface makes all measurements easier and more accurate. The mirror's parallax effect allows the elimination of sighting errors, and provides better lighting, critical in making fine adjustments on small parts. The two null points on the alignment tool are surrounded by concentric squares instead of a grid, so that the user will be measuring the cartridge body's lineup against parallel lines at each edge.

Finally, the horizontal sight-line, which is to be pointed at the pivot point of the tonearm when measuring alignment in the outer grid, ensures correct overhang length on any tonearm, irrespective of its effective length. There is an inverse relationship between the effective length of the tonearm and the optimal offset angle of the headshell.

Regardless of effective length, the two "null points," at which the stylus should be perfectly tangent to the groove, are the same. A properly designed and mounted tonearm will allow the cartridge to line up properly in both grids.

Complete instructions are included.

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Easy to set up
09 February 2022  | 

4 1/2 stars. Easy to set up using it, the mirror surface helps see clearly whether stylus is parallel with alignment line. The trickiest part is probably the lining up with tonearm pivot point. Note alignment method on this gauge is Stevenson.

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Avid Cartridge Alignment Gauge
26 November 2017  | 

Because of it’s cleaver design, the Avid tool is by far the easiest I have ever had the pleasure to use.
This makes extremely accurate two point alignment a breeze.

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