This is a complete solution that is ready to plug into most "S-shaped" tonearms. You can be up and spinning vinyl in moments.
If you have an empty round socket at the end of your tonearm as pictured above then you can just get this complete assembly. It will just plug right into the round tonearm socket as you rotate the locking collar. Once you adjust the tracking force counterweight to make sure there is not too much needle pressure on the record, you are ready to play records.. To confirm proper setting of the tracking pressure, which will minimize wear n tear on both your records and the needle, you may wish to add the Ortofon tracking force gauge, found in 'Related Products' below.
How do I adjust tracking pressure and anti skate?If you are lucky enough to have these two adjustments, move tracking force counter weight until the needle hovers perfectly balanced above the record. Now rotate the dial with numbers (not the weight itself) to zero. (this is zero grams pressure on record) then rotate weight AND numbers together to the recommended tracking pressure for your needle. Then rotate anti skate to have a setting of equal value. Basically you want the least amount of needle pressure pushing down on the record as possible without it skipping or sounding bad. That will give you the longest life from your needle and records.NOTE: Anti skate is adjusting side to side pressure WITHIN GROOVE of record. Tracking pressure is how hard the needle is pushing down inside the groove.
Specifications: Audio Technica AT3600 1/2" Mount Cartridge w/needle
Stylus: 0.7 mil Conical Bonded Diamond tipCantilever: Carbon fiber with OEM ATN91B needle Cantilever: Alloy round tube with copy needleTracking Force: 1.5 - 3.0gramsOutput Level: 4.2mV @ 5cm/sec. @ 1KhzFrequency Range: 20 - 20KhzLoad Impedance: 47K ohmChannel Balance: 1.5 dBCombined weight as pictured: 14.3 gramsChannel Seperation: 20dB @ 1Khz & 15dB @ 10Khz