LP Tunes Mirror Precision Universal Alignment Tool
The LP Tunes Precision Mirror Cartridge Alignment Protractor lets you see and properly align your cartridge stylus for optimal grove tracing and music retrieval. This is one of the most important tools for turntable owners because the ability of your cartridge to retrieve music depends on its proper alignment with and tracing of record grooves. Maximize your listening pleasure with this simple and easy to use cartridge alignment protractor. The Mirror Precision Protractor comes complete with easy-to-understand procedures and tips to maximize your turntable setup.
A protractor is essential for accurate cartridge alignment. The tool is beautifully crafted and the etched markings well defined. However, I found the mirror presents challenges because of reflections naturally produced under bright light. As a finicky owner of 3 turntables, I aspire to perfectly align my cartridges (Denon DL-S1, AT MLXa, and Eroica LX). The difficulty of the mirror is that it one can easily be distracted by the cartridge undercarriage reflections to the detriment of precise pinpointing of the stylus tip on the tool. When all is said and done, I ended up verifying alignment with a protractor printed on white paper -- similar to the free card provided free by LP Tunes with my order. NOTE: Please be aware that I may be more comfortable with the mirror finish as time progresses. As an avid vinyl LP enthusiast for over 50 years, it could be I'm simply an old dog trying to learn new tricks [smile].