Back in 2016 – see TERMINATOR linear tracking tonearm (Pt 1) – I suggested an alignment gauge and provided a PDF template if required by anyone. (As pictured below)
Aligning a cartridge on a linear-tracking tonearm appears to be a simple task, simpler than a pivotted tonearm it seems.
However, over a long while, I’ve found that, instead of trial and error, it’s much more accurate, logical and efficient to follow a methodical approach.
My Terminator ‘alignment gauge’ can be downloaded here for print-out if you wish.
Replacing the standard Decca 2-piece plastic mount with a ‘Decapod’ (solid aluminium) mount, is essential in my opinion and I recommend it.
The Decapod ‘mounting block’ is obviously a much more solid connection between the cartridge and the tonearm, than the original Decca design
And, I can advise that the Decapod will transform the sound of your ‘standard’ London Decca or Decca cartridge.
This Koetsu Rosewood Signature cartridge (serial no. 065) was manufactured around 1992… Continue reading
(Updated 31 Oct 2015)
The ‘Terminator’ tonearm is a product of Trans-Fi Audio in the UK.
Based originally on a concept by Poul Ladegaard of Denmark, it has been significantly developed and refined by Trans-Fi Audio over approx. 10 years. Continue reading