Cartridge position on headshell . . .
Such a simplistic query after decades in this endeavor, but not long back I replaced a Clearaudio cartridge on my VPI Scoutmaster (early 2000's vintage . . . . JMW-9 tonearm). I've run Clearaudio pretty much from day one.
I put a Hanna SL cartridge on this tonearm. Fairly light cartridge so weights added to headshell and even with that counterweight isn't too far back from full forward.
But my question has to do with the position of the cartridge beneath the headshell. Perhaps just because I so rarely upgrade its simply a non-issue, but this is the first cartridge I've had that had to be placed so that it under hangs slightly forward of the edge of the front of the headshell. Reason isn't weight balance, but rather the limited space available at the rear of the cartridge for the tonearm cables to connect.
Overthinking this, or is some mod needed here for optimum setup?
The cartridge sounds fine to my ears; certainly what I was expecting from what I had heard of its performance to date with others. But its a nagging question I finally decided to post.
Thanks in advance for any and all on this . . .