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post #1 of 4 Old 07-02-2013, 08:37 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys, got my new TT today, and I feel like I just royally screwed up. Unboxed it, and it is gorgeous. Started to set it up, and when I took the cap of the Ortofon 2M that came with my Pro-Ject Carbon Debut I thought that the needle wasn't 'down' enough, so very lightly tapped it with my finger, on the underside (not at an angle) ... I seemed to remember that when I was younger and had a player, the needle was more pronounced, and it didn't look 'down' enough. Only then did I double check the image online to see mine was just fine.

I'm hoping I didn't royally screw things up by touching the needle in this fashion? Is there any way to tell when I start playing records?
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If you just tapped it lightly, you probably are OK.

Look at the needle and its cantlever closely and make sure they are centered looking from all directions (nothing off-center or bent).
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Played a few records today, everything sounded good. Thanks for helping to ease my fears. Needle looks centered, as far as I can tell, and records played through perfectly.
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