SMARTractor Tonearm & Cartridge Alignment Tool
- When only the very best alignment equipment is good enough.
- The SMARTractor comes with five tangential curves combined in one template.
- The SMARTractor's template is made from 3mm (= same thickness as 180 gr LP) strong premium grade German XT mirrored acrylic supplied by Evonik.
- No-error-possible single-point alignment with 3mm deep parallax (for ALL helping lines) - an extremely precise and fast alignment check.
- Super easy to use with 1-point fixed setting for every tangential curve.
- All alignment lines are cnc-laser cut hairlines.
- Incorporates a real glass aluminium frame magnifier with automatic focus jig for a precise magnified view of the alignment during checking and adjustment.
- All 5 tangential alignments are based on true triangular positioning and thus are independent of effective length and thus suitable for ALL pivot tonearms, no matter what their effective length or mounting position.
- The SMARTractor also comes with a built-in direct mounting distance piece - P2S - for measurement with 0.05mm accuracy.
Why have 5 different options for alignment of the cartridge/tonearm?
The vast number of tonearms introduced in the past 40 years not only display a large number of different design concepts but also have a considerable diversity in their geometries.
Furthermore it makes a significant difference whether the record being tracked is a modern pressing, with a very long run-out/lead-out ('unmodulated groove' or 'dead wax') or whether the record's groove is cut close to the paper inner label. The latter is often found on many records made in the early stereo years from 1958 up till 1974.
The SMARTractor takes into account the large diversity of geometries used in pivot tonearms - as well as the many different situations in the cutting of records, past and present.
The SMARTractor offers the best possible tangential curve for every situation.
Not only for every pivot tonearm but for every record collection as well.
And it makes sure that the serious audiophile gets the most perfect, utmost and precise alignment possible. Even more important, this ultra precise result is achieved quickly, easily and free of any possible error.
No in-depth knowledge or any kind of special manual skills are required to carry out the checks although adjustments may sometimes require care and patience.
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SMARTractor Tonearm/Cartridge Alignment Tool
- Brand: Acoustical Systems
- Product Code: AS 1002
- Availability: Out of Stock - delivery 4-6 days