Ortofon Hi-Fi Alignment Card - Cartridge alignment tool
Making sure your cartridge is properly aligned can make a tremendous difference to how your records sound. A well-aligned cartridge sits right in the centre of the groove, so that the sensitive stylus can pick up the movement of the grooves on both sides. Get that right, and your music will sound as full and as natural as the maker intended.
Cartridge alignment tool
There are lots of tools to align your cartridge, but nothing beats a simple and effective Alignment card. Pop it over the spindle of your turntable, and line the cantilever (the small metal arm that holds your stylus) up with the two marked points to ensure your cartridge is properly aligned and reading your records like it should.