"Product of the Year" 2010 - The Absolute Sound Magazine
"Highest Recommendation!" - Michael Fremer, Stereophile
The Best Tool for Setting Azimuth
Maybe your turntable doesn't need an attitude adjustment. Maybe the tonearm actually needs an azimuth adjustment to get back on track again. Sound complicated? It doesn't need to be.
Legendary audio designer Jim Fosgate does it again. This time he's come up with the most accurate tool that the human mind can conceive of to set your phono cartridge azimuth. The battery-operated Fozgometer is a powerful tool that's simple to use. It reads channel separation and channel balance, as well as signal direction. Making sure your cartridge is set-up perfectly ensures that it will last longer and sound better, too.
"Product of the Year"
The Absolute Sound magazine honored the Basic Plus with a "Product of the Year" award for 2010. "Jim Fosgate's ingenious and fairly-priced Azimuth Range Meter...diagnoses azimuth irregularities by accurately reading channel separation and channel balance, as well as signal direction. Nicely finished with a large readable meter... operation is a snap," notes Chris Martens.
"Well Made, Really Easy To Use"
"I found the Fozgometer well made, really easy to use, and accurate," reports Michael Fremer in the May 2010 issue of Stereophile magazine. The Fozgometer gets my highest recommendation!"
"Much like a good digital scale, the Fozgometer takes the guesswork out of one more aspect of turntable setup. Highly recommended!" notes Jeff Dorgay in his April 2010 review for Tone Audio.
"A delightful accessory for vinyl enthusiasts," opines Chris Martens in the October 2010 issue of The Absolute Sound magazine.
To obtain high performance from a modern phonograph system, the tonearm and pickup cartridge must be properly adjusted to within a few thousands of an inch. There are several alignment gauges available to adjust overhang and offset. To adjust cartridge azimuth (Axial Tilt), it has been necessary to use lab quality equipment and a test record. Current methods for azimuth adjustment can be expensive and time consuming. Until now…
A Breakthrough in Azimuth Adjustment
The Fozgometer represents a breakthrough for adjusting your azimuth. The Fozgometer is a small portable battery powered unit used in conjunction with a test record. It measures channel separation, channel balance, and signal direction quickly and accurately.
Readings are taken without touching the meter, leaving your hands free to work with the tonearm. The meter reads channel separation in both directions, and channel balance. The LED's indicate Left, Center, and Right signal (test tone) positions. Simple and easy, the Fozgometer is the first tool of its kind to help you maximize the performance of your cartridge!