I've just mounted my Clearaudio "Discover" cart. When I read the spec, I realise that it says there's a white line on the side of the cart that's supposed to be perpendicular to the record surfact for correct VTA. However, it will mean a highly negative VTA. By highly I mean so apparent you can see the tail dropping even 10 fts away at the listening position. I doubt if this is the case? Any Discovery users care to share?
I use a Victory, which is very similar to the Discovery. Yes, you want a negative VTA. The bottom of the cartridge should be just low enough that you won't risk making contact with the record. The same was true with my Clearaudio Sigma.