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Need some Help With Cartridge Upgrade

Hello,

I have a Denon DP-300F and just upgraded to a new cartridge, the Ortofon 2M Blue.

It's my first time replacing a cartridge. It's was a bit of a pain replacing it but I think I got it.

So, upon playing a record, the stylus seems to set down on the record a bit roughly I feel.

I can hear music, which makes me thing that it is align correctly but I think I need to set the weight and anti skate correctly.

I wanted to see if anyone else has the same setup and could provide some advice.

Also, just to make sure I have the alignment correct, if any advice on that could be given also, I would really appreciate it.

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Above Video shows how to "balance" tonearm to find ZERO Tracking Force Calibration Point....and then dial in the desired Tracking Force per Ortofon recommendation. If you changed the Cartridge Mount as well as the Cartridge and can't get a ZERO Balancing Point, you may need to add a bit more weight to the Cartridge Mount....or use a lighter Cartridge Mount...whichever.

Method in fol. Denon DP-300F Operating Manual appears to be SAME as in the Video....and note that recommendation for Skating Control Setting Number is the SAME as the desired Tracking Force Setting Number:
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/38...p-Dp-300f.html [FREE Download PDF

Fol. Denon DP-300F Service Manual shows additional Adjustments that may or may NOT be required:
https://www.manualslib.com/download/...n-Dp-300f.html [FREE Download PDF]

Ortofon 2M Blue Tracking Force Range = 1.6 - 2.0 g, with 1.8 g Recommended. You may need a bit more for old, dirty or well worn records.
Be sure to Click on link to USER GUIDE for more info:
https://www.ortofon.com/ortofon-2m-blue-p-333

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