TERMINATOR tonearm (Pt 5) – alignment

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.

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LONDON DECCA cartridge – Pt 2 with Decapod

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.

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