Feickert Next Generation Universal Protractor
The award-winning Feickert Analogue Universal Protractor is an invaluable tool for aligning your phono cartridge's path across the record. Proper alignment pays huge dividends in terms of improved tracking, consistent tonal balance across the entire record, ultra-low distortion and increased cartridge longevity. If your cartridge is not properly aligned, you are not hearing the full potential of your analog system.The best solution for accurately aligning your cartridge with seemingly countless tonearms, this protractor offers Lofgren and Baerwald curves as well as the Stevenson curve, giving you multiple choices to reduce the distortion caused by less-than-ideal tangential cartridge tracking. Extremely versatile, accurate, and compact, it allows correct adjustment of overhang and offset for virtually any cartridge on virtually any tonearm with an effective length between 8.6" and 17.7". And it comes with an instruction booklet that makes everything incredibly easy to do.
"Feickert's kit is impressive, especially if you want something more than a cardboard or plastic template. Most impressive is the metal jig for measuring the pivot-to-spindle distances – nicely made, if industrial. It looks more complicated than it is; a thorough reading of the instructions will have you setting up cartridges in minutes."
– Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News
"I consider this a must-own tool for anyone who cares about proper tonearm setup and cartridge geometry. This beautifully manufactured precision device, even includes a strobe pattern… It's easy to use and as far as I'm concerned, simply the best. An essential tool for your vinyl toolbox and with proper care, will last a lifetime. Highly recommended."
– Richard S. Foster, Hi-Fi+
"[An] impressively machined aluminum measuring device that turns accurately measuring stylus-to-pivot distance from hair-pulling frustration to child's play, and a step-by-step instruction booklet that makes fine-tuning your cartridge's geometry a remarkably easy procedure."
–The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice Award
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Works as advertised. Excellent build quality. Fast & easy to use. Better than protractors that don't align to tone arm pivot point, i.e. DB Systems DBP-10 which is a pain to use. A must have tool to get an exact alignment. Not exactly inexpensive and not something you're going to use often. Consider it part of the price of an expensive cartridge and turntable. Of course cartridges wear out so you'll use it for future replacements. If you have multiple cartridges then it's easy to swap them out. I have 3 turntables so it's easier to justify the investment.