Cart adjustment, that moment when you nail it!


Dang, after futzing with my analog system, and getting it “ok” but with some distortion here and there etc, FINALLY got the thing dialed. All I can say is WOW... Lot’s of trial and error, tiny adjustments, etc. and then ding! Nailed it. Finally! Just awesome. If you are in the tinker mode, keep trying, you WILL get there. It’s worth the time!
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Yup, been there. Great feeling. Unfortunately my neuroses won’t let me enjoy for long. I always think there’s just one more tiny adjustment that can make it even better. And so the cycle continues...
Hello,
Most of us forget that things change over time. You set your stylus angle to 92+ degrees. After a while it will settle to 91 degrees. You need to adjust or tweek your cart after it breaks in or set it to 93 degrees at the beginning. Winterfeld is coming or actually it’s here. In the northern states we get freezing temperatures that can cause frost heaving of your house foundation. This is why your house gets cracks. You need to level your turn table again for winter and summer. Or in Chicagoland area we call it winter or construction. This will affect your distortion and anti-skate or maybe your VTA depending on which way your house has shifted compared to the position of your table. Just something to keep in mind. If you are in the Chicagoland area and need your TT setup or to purchase a new one I use a local shop for all my hifi gear. Mainly VPI and Rega and the new Sutherland Little LOCO MK 2 that now works with Rega turn tables. https://holmaudio.com/
They will set up your TT or cart for free if you buy it from them. Plus they have an upgrade program so you don’t have buyers remorse. 
A USB microscope and fozgometer are two things I have yet to get into. I’m worried that would open an entirely new realm of crazy!!!
" In the northern states we get freezing temperatures that can cause frost heaving of your house foundation. This is why your house gets cracks"

This should never happen unless someone did something terribly wrong. Foundation footing depth codes are geographically determined in each state in order that the frost doesn't get under the foundation. Some expansion and contraction of building materials are normal during climate changes. 
@wolfie62 - 105 carts!?!...redefines 'I"ll take all the carts' ;)