Consider this is a lesson to set the turntable correctly. My lift is alway up when it isn't played as insurance that things like this don't happen. Anyway.. In my experience a straight drop is usually a non event...cartridges are built rugged to take that kind of treatment....however, if the dropping came at an angle, the cantilever could have been bent. I would send the cartridge to Soundsmith for a look-over and possible repair. If nothing is wrong with the cartridge, they will either not charge you, or only a little, and you will know your cartridge is in fine shape. You should adjust your turntable for proper operation as soon as you can.
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