Hey, all. Question for you experts.
I have a Pioneer PLX-1000 (Technics SL 1200 clone) with an Ortofon 2M Blue and I recently adjusted the tonearm height above that recommended for the cartridge. And frankly, it sounds a LOT better. Much quieter, less record noise, better soundstage… all I can figure is that as thick as records have become with the 180+ gram pressings, that the recommendation was kind of low. So.
Is this adjustment going to be bad for the records or the stylus over the long term? When I move it up say 3 mm above recommended, that’s about how much thicker most of my newer pressings seem to be.
Do I trust my ears or the manual here?