One thing I now know, this cartridge really deserves a precision alignment that is provided by quality protractors such as the Mint Best Tractor.
These are made specifically for your turntable's arm and provides the ability to precisely set the optimum overhang and align your cartridge.
Fortunately for me, a friend that has one has the very same arm, so he popped over and aligned my cartridge.
Turns out, the alignment I had performed using printable protractors, although sounding very good was off by 1mm on the overhang and not quite correctly angled at the null points.
The improvements, although subtle, included...
- improved clarity.
- crisper dynamics.
- more precise placement within the image.
- finer detailing.
- smoother upper frequency performance.
So, if you have, or plan on getting the Soundsmith treatment on your cartridge - take a look at precision protractors - they do make a difference.
Happy Listening :-)