I recently picked up a Stanton STR8-30 Turntable which I believe is more of a DJ table than an audiophile table, but since this table used fit into what I had for funds at the time.... it will do until I can save up and upggrade.
I am wondering several things as to the proper selection of a cartridge and the alignment of the cartridge as it sits on the headshell.
The table came with a Stanton 500B cartridge mounted.... at a 30 degree angle vise square on the shell. I read over a few of the online setup instruction and only one I found mentioned to set the cartridge square on the shell.
I picked up a new AT301EP with a tracking force of 1 - 1.5 grams and the original had a tracking force of 3 - 5 grams.
When I installed the AT, I set it in similar to the 500B's angle and adjusted the cartridge back slightly since the new AT was longer in overhang.
Most of my sound stage seems to now be more right than centered (for mids and highs) while my bass still seems to be pretty much centered on the soundstage.
Can anyone give me some insight on what the proper placement of the cartridge should be in relation to square and overhang on the headshell?
Also, since the tonearm has no height adjustment, should I try to match a cartridge of similar height... the new AT sits the top of the tonearm slightly higher off the LP.
Wow, that was a mouthful