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Bliss Turntable Cartridge Alignment Protractor Tool | Standard
Bliss Turntable Cartridge Alignment Protractor Tool | Standard

Bliss Turntable Cartridge Alignment Protractor Tool | Standard

Cartridge Alignment Protractor
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Phono Cartridge Alignment Protractor

Includes FREE magnifier while supplies last!

This plastic protractor is a reliable way to ensure proper alignment of your standard half-inch mount cartridge of any brand. The goal is to avoid tracking error that especially occurs as your needle plays songs towards the inner part of the record. It is called inner groove distortion or IGD.  This alignment is not to important on an entry level conical stylus but becomes progressively more important on higher end cuts of diamond tips as they approach the label or inner part of the record.  Finer cuts become more pinched in the groove as the geometry of the tonearm creates an arc as it rotates towards the center of the record.  This slightly rotates the facets cut on the diamond inside the groove which in turn can exhibit IGD; especially on difficult tracks.

TO USE: Loosen your cartridge mounting screws just enough to have to use firm pressure to slide the cartridge about in the screw slots of your headshell.   Align the cartridge in the slots so the stylus tip lands at both the A and B "null" points on the tool as well as appearing aligned on the grids.  See tool for drawings and grids.  Retighten screws then double check.

WARNING: Don't rotate this tool around the platter carelessly while in use else you may catch the stylus tip and rip it out of the cantilever.  
5 Stars
Ortofon cartride alignment protractor
This is a simple, inexpensive alignment tool. I had no idea that my cartridge was out of alignment. Being able to see the cartridge alignment at the beginning and at the end of the record allows you to know if you have the correct overhang, which I did not. Very effective & simple-to-use. Great price for an improvement in tracking and sound quality.
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Reviewed by:  from Onalaska, WA. on 5/16/2012
5 Stars
Easy to use,crisp lines are easy to see, best price I found on the internet, shipped immediately.Made a minor modification by drilling out the spindle hole just slightly to accomodate my spindle.
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Reviewed by:  from Grand Canyon Arizona. on 5/12/2011
5 Stars
Ortofon cartridge alignment gauge
Works very well. Simple to use.
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Reviewed by:  from Hot Springs Village, AR. on 4/14/2015
5 Stars
What an easy tool to use. I was downloading and printing out bits of paper that were wrong. This just works. I discovered that my original headshell was not mounted correctly at all when using this to align my second one.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from New Zealand. on 9/11/2016
5 Stars
Bought this along with a new drive belt & AT cartridge. I knew there was a problem with the previous cartridge installation but not how to fix it. As stated by the other reviewers, this is a simple to use tool and helped get the cartridge placement sorted out and my music playing beautifully again.
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Reviewed by:  from Atlanta, GA. on 5/5/2013
5 Stars
Alignment Protractor
Simple to use. A tool every turntable owner should have!
Reviewed by:  from NC. on 4/24/2017
5 Stars
Nice protractor
does exactly what it is supposed to do. cartridge is aligned and working great!
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Tallahassee. on 12/17/2017
5 Stars
Excellent tool!
I don't trust the accuracy of the paper protractors that you can print off the internet. This plastic protractor is solid, easy to use, and long-lasting. A good buy!
Reviewed by:  from Michigan. on 2/21/2018
5 Stars
alignment protractor
Works great. It assured me that my turntable cartridge is in alignment. Inexpensive.
Reviewed by:  from St. Paul. on 2/2/2023
5 Stars
Works great
Easy to use. I used it to check alignment on a new Technics turntable and it seems very accurate.
Reviewed by:  from Fresno. on 8/3/2023

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