I’m using a borrowed sme v at the mo.
but because my transfiguration cartridge has a shorter stylus to mounting holes distance I don’t know how best to optimise the pivot to spindle distance or cartridge angle (very limited with sme’s holes !
Should i back up the sme on its sled to the standard measurement ? This still has the stylus arc too far towards the pivot of course and in my admittedly weak mind won’t matter too much in the middle tracks but has the angle overly toed towards the inside at the inner grooves and toed out at the lead in grooves ?
I’m experiencing mistracking and even the stylus jumping out the groove on bass heavy tunes. My beloved 7" copy of the Clash’s Bank Robber throws it clean up into the air !
My 12" album version plays just fine and the 7" tracks fine same cartridge in my Zeta.
I could try twisting the cartridge inwards as much as possible as i tighten mounting bolts maybe. But then it’ll be better at the run-in and worse at the run-out ? Or go the other way so I’ve best tracking in the tighter inner grooves ?
Or maybe a pivot to spindle distance somewhere between the two !? my head hurts.
At the moment I’ve got the pivot to spindle distance 2mm millimetres short to put the stylus on the marks of a dr feickert guage.
Anyone with a bigger brain want to help me out here ? I can’t afford a different cartridge at the moment though i would love a lyra one day.