DB Systems Protractor
Get Accurate Alignment on Any Tonearm
Here's one of the only phono cartridge alignment tools that:
Ratings & Reviews
by Chris B.
Over the years, I've aligned my cartridge using different methods that left me dissatisfied, with poor sound quality, especially nearer the center of the records. This tool was easy enough to use, with methodical, iterative steps. Results: the best sound ever from my trusty Thorens. Highly recommended.
by George Pettas
For me easy and pleasure to use and surpasses all cartridge alignment tools i have used in the past (sonic result is the feeling of have it done right)
I think you should buy this.
by Bob W. -
OK, I haven't been back into vinyl until recently, but I've discovered I love it. Bought a Rega Planar 1 package to see if I would like it, and ... I do. Wanted to upgrade the Carbon cartridge that came with it, and bought a Grado Green after reading a review by Paul Seydor in The Absolute Sound magazine (he reviewed the Black version).
Decided to install and align the Green myself, and learned a lot about turntables and cartridges in the process. Got the alignment pretty close with a downloaded protractor, but then bought the DP protractor based on Brian's recommendation. Another feather in Brian's hat.
Used it today to realign the Green. Instructions are easy to understand and implement. The tiny bolts in the cartridge, not so much. However, after working through the process, I played a few LPs that I know very well, and I was pleased. The music is fuller, soundstage a bit deeper, and the presence is slightly enhanced. Enjoyable music is more enjoyable.