Feickert - Next Generation Universal Protractor




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Now includes an additional Stevenson (Rega) alignment!
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"Enthusiasts with even moderately priced analog setups will find this protractor to be indispensable…No more guessing over crude paper or plastic overhang markers or mirrored devices; this thing works like a charm." – The Absolute Sound's 9 "Must-Have" Analog Accessories – Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2007

This is it: Dr. Feickert's next generation protractor! We welcome this improved version of a very effective tool. The parameters are now carried out to utilize not only Lofgren and Baerwald equations but also Stevenson. This provides even further choices to reduce the distortion that can be caused by a less-than-ideal tangential position of your cartridge while tracking the grooves of your records. This is the best solution for accurately aligning your cartridge with a wider variety of tonearms. It is accurate, compact, more versatile and even easier to use.

"Okay, let's get this said early; I consider this a must-own tool for anyone who cares about proper tonearm setup and cartridge geometry. This beautifully manufactured precision device, the work of Dr. Chris Feickert, incorporates both Baerwald and Lofgren geometries, the two principle approaches to cartridge alignment – one on each side. It's also a universal device, handling arms of 200 to 345mm effective length! It's easy to use and as far as I'm concerned, simply the best. It is an essential tool for your vinyl toolbox and with proper care, will last a lifetime. Highly recommended." – Richard S. Foster, Hi-Fi+, Issue 48

"Feickert's kit is impressive, especially if you want something more than a cardboard or plastic template. Most impressive is the metal jig for measuring the pivot-to-spindle distances – nicely made, if industrial…It looks more complicated than it is; a thorough reading of the instructions will have you setting up cartridges in minutes…trust me: it will provide peace of mind for even the most truly neurotic of vinyl users." – Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, August 2006, www.hifinews.co.uk

"Just wanted to give you my report on the Feickert protractor. In my opinion, it is a must have item for anyone that is seriously into vinyl. This well made aluminum device makes it SO simple to set up the correct pivot point to spindle distance and it is almost impossible to get it wrong, at least with the Triplanar VII that I use. The set up tool that came with the Triplanar was off 4mm in this critical measurement! The white disc that is used in conjunction to set up the cartridge alignment is also easier and more accurate than the mirrored type I have used in the past. The marks to align the cartridge contrast much better on the white than on a mirrored surface." – Steve Dobbins, Acoustic Sounds customer


Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Worth every penny!

posted on 06/02/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Terry Bradshaw
I just purchased a VPI prime and Lyra Delos combo. I have been chasing alignment and sibilance issues for weeks now. Everything was perfectly aligned to the VPI provided cardboard protractor, and all other variables were eliminated such as VTF, VTA, azimuth, etc.

I read many positive reviews about the Feickert protractor, so I decided it was worth the try. Simple to use. Accurate. Best of all, my tracking and sibilance issues are gone! The table sounds even better now. Worth. Every. Penny.

Never sounded better quicker.

posted on 03/15/2012
5 Stars
This is easily the fastest tool I've ever used for cartridge alignment and to top it off everything sounds better!

Very Impressed

posted on 02/27/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Chia
I received my Dr Feickert's NG Universal Protractor, it is very easy to use, instructions are clear and straight forward. The unit I received came with slightly tight threads for the locking screw, I emailed to Dr Feickert, and guess what? Within hours he sent me a replacement even though I purchased the protractor through Acoustic Sounds instead of him directly. What can I say, I am a happy customer and looking forward to more products from Dr Feickert.

Simplicity brings rewards

posted on 05/29/2011
5 Stars
This is quite an expensive tool, but if you own a reasonable turntable and cartridge you absolutely need this tool. I believed that my set up was accurate but found that is was actually out using this tool. I'd say it was only 1mm out but hey what a difference. Cartridges are sensitive to being accurately set up and this tool makes it so much easier. Everyone who is serious about vinyl should have one.

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