This corner explains how to adjust the basic cartridge needle pressure and how to adjust the arm.
However, as DJs will know, the pressure holding the record down, the positioning and touch which hold down a record, and the strength at which the record is held down all vary and are different from one set-up to the next. Although the standard manufacturer’s recommendation is good, after that we recommend you to fine-tune until you find a "good feeling" according to your taste!
First, attach the cartridge to the turntable body.
[Reference]Cartridge Assembly & Wiring
Although the setting varies depending on the cartridge used, first check the correct needle pressure described in the manual or on package of the cartridge.
Next, rotate the balance weight at the end of the tone arm on the turntable, and apply load until the tone arm floats in the air. When the arm is floating in the air, set the balance weight scale to "0", and rotate the weight itself from 0 to 1 to 2 from there, and apply further load. .
If the needle pressure for the cartridge is 3, the setting is completed if it is set to "3" with this operation. After setting the needle pressure, next you need to set arm height and anti-skating.
The height of the arm basically makes the arm parallel to the record when looking at the turntable from the side. Anti-skate is set to the same value as normal needle pressure in case of SL-1200 or PLX-1000 as an example.
After setting is complete, put the record on and start DJ play! By the way, please turn on the power of the DJ mixer and then turn on the amplifier (audio) switch. If you turn on the DJ mixer while the amplifier is on, you may damage the speakers.
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