NOTE: I'm running low, about one dozen left. If you have questions contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Audiogon communication system is unresponsive much of the time.
A precision torque wrench calibrated and certified for perfect torque force of phono cartridge mounting hardware. Each hand set to specification of 0.4nm maximum before auto slip. (Auto slip prevents user from applying too much torque).
This comes with a hardened, hex bit tip and is aircraft industry grade. It must be used with high quality stainless-non magnetic hardware. I supply four SS screws and two SS nuts ($15.00) at no additional cost with the tool.
Care must be taken when mounting, improper alignment can damage head shell or cartridge regardless of what tool is used. Experienced user required, common sense must prevail.
I've tested for ten years, first with the Rega Torque Wrench and this last year with this specialty tool. Replacing inferior hardware and hitting proper torque has ALWAYS improved sound.
I've had success with all the high cartridges listed below:
Air Tight PC1, Benz Glider, Benz Ruby, PC1 Supreme, Koetsu Coralstone, Koetsu Jade, Koetsu Rosewood, Dynavector XV1s, Shure V15VxMR, Allnic Puritas, Audio Technica AT150MLX, Ortofon A90 and others.
Those who have not replaced their cartridge hardware with non magnetic, high quality stainless steel screws, torqued to perfect spec, you have not heard what your turntable is capable of.
Once this limited supply is exhausted I will not offer more. We happened upon these at a good price, invested in the (expensive) calibration equipment required and have properly set each tool by hand.
Like Porter Ports, a flat rate of $9.75 for FedEx ground to any address in continental USA.
Due to problems with USPS into Canada shipment there must be FedEx international. Allow me to get a quote.
I ship worldwide, fee to be determined with your help providing country, city and postal code.
Some of the Torque wrenches have silver finish handles (as in photo) and some have blue. I know you guys don't care about that but in all fairness it needs to be said.
Last: If you are outside the USA, I require shipping with signature such as FedEx or Express Mail.