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12 Step Premium Turntable/Cartridge Calibration

Sale price$597.00
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12 Step Premium Turntable/Cartridge Calibration Accessory

12 Step Premium Turntable/Cartridge Calibration

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States

+12018790000

CARTRIDGE MOUNTING AND CALIBRATION PROCESS

 

12 Step Premium Installation

  • Fully unpack, assemble and calibrate on your turntable.  
  • Mount and calibrate cartridge taking into account:
    •  Head shell selection for optimal compliance
    • Mat thickness
    • Calibration method including Bearwald, Stevenson or Loefgren most suited for your record collection.
  • Inspect and photograph stylus using our high power microscope and provide pictures

Steps:

  1. Level Turntable 
  2. Test 33, 45 and 78 RPM to ensure within spec
  3. Set OVERHANG using Feickert protractor and gauge
  4. Set exact TRACKING FORCE with digital gauge
  5. Set VTA with gauge block or digital microscope. Set lifter height.
  6. Set ZENITH using Feickert protractor or WallyTractor
  7. Test for channel orientation L/R using test record
  8. Test for proper phasing using test record
  9. Set Anti-Skate
  10. Set Azimuth using Fozgometer or UPL Analyzer
  11. Confirm TRACKABILITY with test record torture tracks. Provide photo of scope readout.
  12. Measure and record compliance and adjust head shell mass as needed. 

Turntable will ship with head shell and counter weight removed.  We will provide a digital scale to set tracking force along with instructions.  Total setup time should be no more than 15 minutes on arrival.  

We will also provide a printout detailed results, recommended specs and pictures.

CALIBRATION TEST RIG

SOME OF THE TOOLS USED

Leveling the Turntable

 SETTING THE MACHINE LEVEL

 

CONFIRMING SPEEDS

SETTING THE APPROPRIATE RECORD HEIGHT BEFORE VTA

CALCULATING TOTAL SYSTEM WEIGHT

FORMULA FOR CALCULATING COMPLIANCE

INSPECTING AND DOCUMENTING CARTRIDGE HEALTH


 SETTING THE OVERHANG WITH FEICKERT

SETTING THE TRACKING FORCE

SETTING THE VTA (VISUAL VERSION)

MEASURING STYLUS RAKE ANGLE

ADJUSTING THE ZENITH 

TESTING AZIMUTH WITHT FOZGOMETER

UPL ANALYZER USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH FOZGOMETER TO MAXIMIZE STEREO SEPARATION 

TESTING TRACKING ABILITY

TEST RIG IN ACTION

DOCUMENTATION FOR CLIENT

CRITICAL LISTENING FOR L/R, PHASING AND QUALITY

SECURING THE HEAD SHELL FOR SHIPPING

CARFULL PACKING AND INSTRUCTIONS

CARFULL PACKING AND INSTRUCTIONS


 

 


12 Step Premium Turntable/Cartridge Calibration Accessory
12 Step Premium Turntable/Cartridge Calibration Sale price$597.00