MusicTech - Tutorials and reviews for producers, engineers & recording musicians | MusicTech Vinyl Heaven 2 - Cartridges & Setting Up - Alignment, Protractors, Tracking Force, Phono Pre Amps etc Vinyl Heaven 2 - CARTRIDGES AND SETTING UP THE TURNTABLE There still are many good cartridges available on the market that will suit the precision close tolerance, low-medium mass arm of the Technics SL-1200 very well. Some of the top cartridge manufacturers include Audio Technica, Goldring, Ortofon, and Shure. Remember to completely avoid cartridges intended for DJ use - particularly those with spherical stylus tips that have very high tracking weights of over 3 grams. For hi-fi use only cartridges that employ elliptical, or the more expensive fine-line, tips should really be considered. Tracking weight should be around 1.5 to 2.0 grams. The cartridge I use is the Audio Technica AT120E which provides really superb performance at reasonable cost. Another fine cartridge choice could well be one of the excellent Ortofon Super OM series (reported as discontinued) or the newer Ortofon 2M range such as the 2M Red. Manufacturers websites: Cartridge Alignment – Important for minimising distortion
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