Proper Playback demands Proper Setup

Posted by Tim Schroeder on

For proper LP playback, setup is everything! The Vertical Tracking Angle, or “VTA”, is of critical importance to tonal balance. This can also be one of the most frustrating things to dial in. In an ideal world (which this is not), we would have the angle of the stylus match that of the cutter head which made the master for the album where listening too. Around 91.5 degrees… I think you’re already able to see the impracticality of this statement… For one thing, albums these days are pressed in different thicknesses. Ranging from 120 grams on up to 200 grams. This means the VTA will be at different angles with each album. Unless you have an arm which you can adjust up and down “on the fly” such as the Kuzma Stogi S with VTA tower as shown (a favorite of my customers), you’d need to grab an Allen wrench and gently slide the arm up and down. This would need to be done while the album was stopped of course. That said, this would be madness to do with every album.

Proper turntable setup

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