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Friday, April 13, 2018  |  2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Open to All Attendees!

Analog Magik

Join Norm Steinke with Rutherford Audio Inc. to learn about AnalogMagik, a Windows based turntable cartridge calibration software designed by Richard H. Mak and a team of engineers.  It offers a scientific and repeatable method of calibrating every cartridge setup parameter, including:

  1. Turntable Speed
  2. Azimuth
  3. Vertical Tracking Angle / Stylus Raking Angle
  4. Anti-Skating
  5. Optimizing Phono Stage Loading
  6. Optimizing Phono Stage Gain Setting
  7. Vertical Tracking Force
  8. Measuring Vibrations
  9. Determining Resonance Frequencies
  10. AES Wow & Flutter

After you have performed a basic alignment on your turntable's cartridge using an appropriate alignment tractor, our software and Test LPs will attempt to optimize and fine-tune all the above setup parameters to achieve a more accurate analog cartridge setup.​

Simply follow the onscreen instructions, and the program will guide you through all the test functions.  It will also tell you what "optimal" numbers to look for, and what cartridge adjustments you need to make to get there.

AnalogMagik contains proprietary complex algorithms built into the programming and specific settings to account for the following:​

  • a proper sampling rate
  • a proper sampling period
  • complex filtering for noise, clicks & pops, and statics
  • complex mathematical averaging
  • incorporate the effects of warp records
  • mathematical standard deviation
  • eliminate the detrimental effects of line electric noise
  • eliminate the effects of hum​

The complex programming will greatly improve the accuracy and consistency of the results, which an ordinary distortion analyzer will not do for you. Most importantly there are free videos available online that walk you through each function of the tools.