Ensure the proper bearing weight with the Ortofon stylus pressure gauge.
Quickly and efficiently determine the correct bearing weight of your needle.
The correct amount of pressure to put on needles differs from system to system. Using the incorrect pressure can result in needles breaking and unnecessary wear on your vinyl. This problem is simply and quickly rectified by determining the correct bearing weight with the Ortofon stylus pressure gauge.
Check with your cartridge's manual to find the optimal or recommended tracking weight. Set the scale at a 90 degree angle to the cartridge and drop the needle on the arm at the point where your desired value is printed (for example, 20 for 20mN, so 2g).
Then, simply adjust the setting on the tone arm until the part of the scale with the Ortofon logo is balanced.