Advanced Record Cleaning
What ever method you use to clean your needle be carefull! - its the most delicate part of your equipment and can easily be damaged by excessive force.
With a little care you can keep your stylus clean and working at optimum performance.
We offer a range of needle cleaning products handy to keep next to your turntable is a soft brush or air blower to get rid of those annoying bits of fluff that seem to accumulate.
Ensure your equipment is correctly setup, adjust your tonearm / weights / tracking as per manufacturers instructions. Your tonearm and platter should be perfectly level - we supply a kit which includes a bubble level and carbon fibre brush here
5) Unlock the tonearm from the rest, and move it toward the middle, about one inch from the edge of the platter. Hold the arm off the surface with your right hand on the fingerlift. Begin turning the counterweight one way or the other, until the arm seems to just float.
7) Holding the rear, silver, section of the counterweight with one hand, use your other hand to turn just the number ring. It doesn't matter which direction you turn it, but you will want "0" to face up when you are done.
8) Turn the counterweight (silver part) COUNTERCLOCKWISE until the recommended tracking force is achieved. New cartridges will tell what the ideal number is. As a rule of thumb most standard cartridges track between 1 and 2 grams, while most DJ cartridges track between 3 and 5 grams.
9) Set the anti-skate dial to coincide with the tracking force. In other words, if the tracking force is 2 grams, set the anti-skate dial to "2". The exception is for DJ's who scratch and back-cue. Your anti-skate must be left on "0"