VPI Nomad Setup Questions
I purchased some toys to try and learn/review my VPI Nomad V2 turntable setup. Started with the Doc Feickert, appears that the pivot to spindle is 235 mm , my overhang is off , VTA looks decent according to block gauge but azimuth not good leaning into the center quite a bit. I am short on first null point, but seem somewhat parallel on outer if using the face of the Ortofon red cartridge to align. Tracking force 1.7 grams. Next calibrated the Fozgometer with a disk and hooked up to the Nomad. When off and plugged in meter is zero. Power on table Fozgometer no record playing and right channel is on showing 7db. Play track 1 of test record and Fozgometer is reading zero, track two and left is reading 30db, track three and right is reading 37 db. In between tracks on record spaces back to right 7db.
Tried adding a ground an no difference.
Checked my preamp output and similar issues track 1 is right 5db not zero , track two 12 db , track three 17 db.
Went back and double checked the calibration still fine wav 1 zero , wav two 20 db and wav 3 20 db right on the mark.
Do I trust Dr. Feickert and follow the setup guidelines? Does VPI know something different? Table is used so not from factory.
I assume I have to shim the cartridge to adjust azimuth but curious what the base right 7db issue is can't seem to be azimuth as no record playing tone? Ignore and use the Fozgometer to level right and left channels ??
Thanks for any help in advance.
Next topic can I use/trust the Dr. Feickert to align my used JMW 9 tonearm and base as I plan to drill out the plinth and remove the original arm and negate the built in amp.