A plastic stylus force gauge like the old Acoustic Research units. Particularly useful if you are working with 78s as it measures up to 5.75g.
Measures tracking forces for both audiophile, DJ and vintage record requirements. Includes weights for 0.25 to 5.75 grams.
Stylus force gauges have all but disappeared along with turntables. The few that remain are designed solely for use with audiophile records and turntables and cannot measure the higher requirements of DJs and vintage record collectors. This of course, also applies to professional sound restorers and those involved with record reissues. The REK-O-KUT Stylus Force Gauge is simple to use and relies on the principle of a basic laboratory balance
* Measures tracking forces for both audiophile, DJ and vintage record
requirements. Includes weights for 0.25 to 5.75 grams.
* Accurate laboratory balance design.
* The REK-O-KUT Stylus Force Gauge is made of sturdy plastic and
comes with instructions in a plastic storage container.
"Most tonearms aren't calibrated for stylus forces greater than 3grm...a good cheap solution: the Rek-O-Kut Stylus Force Gauge"
Art Dudley, STEREOPHILE MAGAZINE, January, 2009
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