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Despite what some manufacturers claim, correct overhang length and alignment are critical to obtaining proper audio reproduction without distortion and avoiding unnecessary record and stylus wear. This precision task cannot be done by eye or guesswork alone. While designing our arms, AVID developed a computer program to calculate optimum alignment, considering the arm's correct geometry. Every radial tracking arm with differing geometry will have different null points (where distortion is zero), and whilst our universal alignment gauge will be very accurate, the arm-specific alignment gauges are 100% precise to the arm involved. Currently, we have specific gauges for SME, Rega, and Linn's arms. The mirrored surface makes all measurements easier and more accurate. The mirror's parallax effect eliminates sighting errors and provides better lighting, which is critical in making fine adjustments on small parts. The two null points on the specific alignment tools are surrounded by parallel lines, making cartridge body alignment, both front and rear, very precise, and the long 'tail' alignment line is extended so that the stylus itself can be checked and aligned in case of cartridge manufacturing errors.
Inexpensive but invaluable, these little tools make a big difference to any setup. Easily and often overlooked, the importance of correct alignment and precision setup of any HIFI equipment is essential. Our tools can be used with most systems, but without them, you'll never realize and release the full benefits of your equipment, and your listening pleasure will ultimately be compromised.
Whilst our Universal Alignment Gauge will be very accurate, the arm-specific alignment gauges are 100% precise to the arm involved. Currently, we have specific gauges for SME, Rega, and Linn's arms.
"Bass response has improved, and the music seems more involving."
- Neville Roberts
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