How to test a cartridge?
Well I have finally finished setting up my first ever (budget)
turntable Hi-Fi system. It is a Dual 505-1 turntable, Rotel RA-820AX
intergrated amplifier and a set of Mordaunt Short MS10 speakers.
I'm a complete newbie to turntables so all of these purchases were
made based on recommendations I have received on this forum. I don't
really have an in-depth knowledge of turntables/amps etc. I just know
the certain parts of the turntable and how to work one, that's about
Basically the Dual turntable I bought from ebay has come with an
Empire 2000 E/IV cartridge installed. I would like to test this
cartridge/stylus out first to decide whether I will need to actually
buy a new cartridge or not. And because I'm over my budget with the
setup so far, if I don't need to buy a new cartridge I'll be happy to
use the existing one for now (probably until early next year). So how
do I go about testing out the cartridge/stylus to see if it works well
and without damaging any vinyl?
Thanks for your help.