Failure to accurately set your track force will degrade sonic performance, increase mis-tracking and even damage the record and stylus. The Cartridge Man Digital Stylus Force Gauge is the Most Reliable and Spot-on Accurate Gauge Available!
The Cartridge Man Digital Stylus Force Gauge is a highly accurate, enhanced measurement range and easy-to-use Digital Stylus Force Gauge. Ease of use is assured by means of an indented force contact pad and a three digit display. The result is presented in 0.02g with an operating range of 0.2 to 4.0g. Measurement is automatic and requires no operator adjustments to be made. Construction of the measurement beam is of non-magnetic material. Power is derived from an internal rechargeable battery.
The Cartridge Man Digital Stylus Force Gauge is housed in a 4" diameter molding that contains the strain-gauge mechanism, digital readout and rechargeable battery. Battery charger is supplied. Accurate to 1/50th of a gram over the range of 0-4 grams with auto zeroing after each use.
"One thing I really like about the new gauge is that, unlike the Wind's weighing beam - which protrudes from the side, ... the Cartridge Man's beam is well protected." - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, February 1999
"This electronic balance offers the element of repeatability, such that fine-tuning can be cross-referenced to accurate readings, and 'sweet spot' settings can be noted down. ...the Digital Stylus Force Gauge makes it far, far easier - and still more precise. ...this balance also offers an order of magnitude greater precision, and the confidence that the three-significant figure display corresponds to the actual tracking force (QC calibration is made with lab-grade weights and the unit is temperature compensated)." - Andrew Harrison, Hi-Fi News, March 1999
"...the 'Cartridge Man' is a huge improvement over the Technics Electronic gauge - ease of use, easier-to-read LEDs, more stable readings, and a 'zero' that doesn't fluctuate. Don't wait until it's too late; get these babies while they're still available!" - Myles B. Astor, Ultimate Audio, May 1998
"...a worthwhile investment for those unwilling to accept second-best!" - Jimmy Hughes, Hi-Fi Choice, January 1999
"I bought the Cartridge Man's DFG ...and have found its performance well on par with the Winds device, which retails at nearly four time the price. That is what I call value for money." - Victor Kempt, Hi-Fi News, March 2000
Measurement range: 0.2 to 4.0g
Accuracy: Better than 0.05g over full adjustment range
Useable period: 30 minutes per full charge
Display: 3 digit LED
Status indication: Display test, battery low and voltage indication, nulling fault and overload.
Recharging cycle: 14-24 hours, 500-1000 cycles min. for 80% capacity.
Weight: 150g nominal.
Dimensions: 45mm h x 87mm dia.
Construction: Non-magnetic force pad & cantilever, plastic housing with anti-slip feet.
Charge unit: 9V D.C. @ 100mA output, mains operated 120V/60Hz. Output jack plug 2.1mm, center positive polarity.