Ortofon Hi-Fi Stylus Pressure Gauge

$25.00 inc GST

The Ortofon Hi-Fi Stylus Pressure Gauge is a simple budget tool for turntables that is used to determine the stylus tracking force.

Getting the balance right on your tonearm can make a world of difference to how your music sounds and how long your records last.

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Ortofon Hi-Fi Stylus Pressure Gauge

The Ortofon Hi-Fi Stylus Pressure Gauge is an easy tool to use to make sure your tonearm is balanced properly, so your cartridge is getting enough pressure to keep it firmly in the groove without pushing down too hard on your records.
Get the balance right, and you’ll find your records sound more lively and detailed, with less distortion or skipping.

The tracking force is the downward pressure that is applied by the weight of the tonearm through the cartridge stylus and onto the vinyl record. It is important to set the proper tracking force in order to maximize the playback performance and to reduce the risk of mistracking or causing excessive record wear.

Too much weight and the music will sound muddy, too light and the needle will miss important details and may even skip. Using the Ortofon Stylus Gauge, make sure you check the tracking force of your cartridge every 6 months or so to get the most out of your music.

Instructions for use

Check for the manufacturers recommended settings for your stylus tracking force. The Ortofon tracking force gauge tool is a small plastic pivot type scale that will accurately measure tracking force between 1.25 g and 4 g.

The Ortofon stylus force gauge is simple to use:

  1. Very gently, rest the cartridge stylus (needle) into the grooved guide track at the desired tracking force marking.
  2. Next, adjust the counter-weight or tonearm pressure dials until the Ortofon pivot scale is in balance. The scale on the force gauge is marked in gram.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 1 × 9 × 4 cm


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