The deck is factory adjusted for tracking force and anti-skating of 1.25
One thing I noticed with this turntable is with newer records you will get horrible distortion whenever a microphone-kissing artist makes a hard sound like S, F, or T.
There is a weight on the back of the tonearm that is for tracking force adjustment. This is the only thing that can be adjusted. It's just factory set for the factory cartridge to 1.25 grams. I have an SL-BD20D and it has the exact same tonearm. The weight on the back has a philps-head screw to adjust the weight balance.
The only thing to adjust on a p-mount is tracking force. There is nothing else needs to be adjusted because the geometry is set up already. One would just need a scale.
Why not just get a replacement stylus assembly:...Alternatively, a full selection of P-mount cartridges over here:...
Quote from: ramicio on 25 January, 2011, 07:40:43 PMThe only thing to adjust on a p-mount is tracking force. There is nothing else needs to be adjusted because the geometry is set up already. One would just need a scale.My deck has the Philips screw you mentioned at the back of the counterweight, but there's no weight indicator ring, which makes any accurate re-adjustment impossibleWhere there's a tracking force adjustment there's always an anti-skating one too, because a natural inside skating force exists during playback which is directly related to the tracking weight of the cartridge. The label on my turntable (stating the factory presets) makes direct reference to both adjustments.Although I don't have the official T4P specs, posters in other forums claim that the following are standardised for all T4P cartridges:- tracking force and anti-skating: 1.25g +- 0.25g - cartridge + stylus weight: 6.00g If this is so, no re-adjustment should be required after replacement.Can anyone confirm this?