Stylus pressure gauge/scale

Stylus pressure gauge/scale

Regular price $19.00 Sale

This digital tracking force gauge is a simple budget tool for turntables that is used to determine the stylus tracking force.

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.

Check for the manufacturers recommended settings for your stylus tracking force. This digital tracking force gauge tool will accurately measure tracking force between .01 g and 5 g. Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included).

This digital stylus force gauge is simple to use:

1. Very gently, rest the cartridge stylus (needle) onto the stepped platform.
2. Next, adjust the counter-weight or tonearm pressure dials until the digital readout on the scale displays the proper weight range recommended by the cartridge manufacturer.