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Musical Surroundings's ARC Master Cartridge Alignment Gauge
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Musical Surroundings's ARC Master Cartridge Alignment Gauge

Analog Accessories by Musical Surroundings

Our pricing for this product is the "MAP Pricing."  This means that the prices shown here are the "minimum advertised prices" permitted by the manufacturer. Because these are already the lowest prices possible,  the additional incentives usually available under  "Frequent Flyer" program do not apply to this item.

Manufacturer's Description:

Finally precision cartridge alignmant for all major brand tonearms is now easy.

With the Arc Master you always know your stylus is tracking the proper arc for your tonearm's effective legnth. The Arc Master arcs are laser etched via a precision computer controlled system. This system cuts the arc roughly the depth of a record groove so that the stylus will fall into the groove when it is tracking the arc, simple!

The easy way to align any virtually any tonearm and cartridge. If the stylus is in the groove you are tracking the perfect line for the effective length of your tonearm. Stop guessing that your turntable is set up properly, know that it is right from the first groove to the last groove on an LP.

There has been over a year of research and development of this alignment tool. Precise effective lengths for all the tonearms was provided by each tonearm manufacturer for a perfect alignment process. Greg Beron worked with a Senior Mathematician employed by the Pentagon for 32 years to determine the proper arc for each arm. These arcs were programmed into his computer and then transferred to a precision laser cutting machine to produce the ARC MASTER. This process will guarantee perfect precision etching of each arc on the Arc Master.

The Arc Master is the first choice of professionals and amatures alike.

How to use the Arc Master:?

1.) Look for your tonearm on the left of the Arc Master, determine the tonearm length from the legend and find the length of your arm in mm.?

2.) Look for the corresponding arc on the right side of the Arc Master.?

3.) Make sure that the stylus tracks the groove as it would on an LP.?The arc has been cut by a precision laser machine to a depth that is just less than half the average depth of a stylus, so your stylus will fall into the groove like it does on an lp. When you are tracking the groove from start of the groove to the end of the groove, then go to the next step. This will provide the most precise alignment of your stylus for the best setup available.?

4.) Then go to #2 on the Arc Master the Baerwald Loefgren alignment. Make sure your cartridge / cantilever (better) is aligned in the blank center section between these 6 parallel lines.?

5.) Go to # 3 on the Arc Master and check alignment with the second Baerwald Loefgren lines.


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