Andre Jennings Mounts a Cartridge
© Jonathan Valin
Cartridge in headhsell with leads non connected.
Cartridge mounted in headshell with leads connected via tweezers.
Cartridge VTF set.
DaVinci alignment jig.
Cartridge ready for alignment.
Andre uses a loupe to make sure alignment is just so.
Andre adjusting cartridge in alignment jig.
Andre making final fine-tuning to cartridge alignment.
Microscopic camera set up to measure rake angle of unadjusted cartridge (Ortofon Anna).
Measuring rake angle (Ortofon Anna).
Rake angle measured at 89.725 degrees (Ortofon Anna).
Rake angle adjusted to 91.193 degrees (Ortofon Anna).
Ultimate Analog Test LP used for channel separation (azimuth) and THD measurements.
Ultimate Analog LP in play to measure channel separation.
Channel separation prior to azimuth adjustment (-33.4dB L>R and -29.2dB R>L, Goldfinger Statement).
Final measurement after azimuth adjustments (-35.5dB L>R and -35.4dB R>L, Goldfinger Statement).
THD measurements (a record-breaking 0.21% L and 0.29% R with Goldfinger Statement).