captain wrote:pretty sure it's the setup of your cartridge and has nothing to do with the tonearm and tracking force
shit. i was hoping that wasnt the case since it was allegedly "professionally" installed when i bought it.
kino wrote:Can you adjust the vertical tracking on the Project III? Sounds like the rake of the tonearm isn't great enough. You want it to be parallel with the record. Ok, looks like you can't. Did you throw a thicker aftermarket mat on? Or perhaps you have the counterweight set too high. My Ortofon Om 10 tracks at 1.5 grams. I could crank it up to 3+ grams but the suspension couldn't handle it and the cart would drag its ass and the needle would wear out very quickly.
No aftermarket anything except for cartridge Super Om 10...think stock was an OM 5. Like I said, the dude at the audio store installed it. Ill try dialing the couterweight down...hopefully thats it. I pretty much followed the recommended specs tho which is 1.8. I mean, its never been above 2.