WallyTools Analog Setup Tools
WAM Engineering has been advancing turntable setup since 1994. Many of our tools are the only ones made of their type anywhere. We are here to help you apply the mathematics, geometry and physics behind vinyl playback to allow you to START FROM CERTAINTY on all parameters that can be known objectively in the setup process.
Stylus Rake Angle Webinar!
Audio Industry Reviewers Michael Fremer and Greg Weaver and turntable designer Mark Döhmann of Döhmann Audio joined WAM Engineering to put on an instructional webinar on how to accurately measure your cartridge's dynamic Stylus Rake Angle (SRA) for optimal playback results.
In this webinar we discussed:
The ideal SRA we should set our stylus to
What type of stylus benefits the most from ideal SRA
WHY we need to align for an ideal SRA even though the recording industry does not have a single cutting angle for its lathe cutter heads
How to improve measurement accuracy with a basic USB microscope - even on asymmetric styli
How to decrease time needed fussing with the USB microscope
How to keep diagnostic equipment costs down, and...
HOW TO MEASURE DYNAMIC SRA!
Click on the button to take you to the cartridge analysis page. Scroll down to see the video and materials for download
WAM Engineering Re-Launch
We paid our last respects to the brilliant engineer and inventor Wally Malewicz in 2018. Though demand for his turntable setup tools was always higher than he could supply, following his death vinyl enthusiasts were left without hope of ever owning one of his products.
WAM Engineering was relaunched in 2019 in a joint effort between Wally's former production assistant and Wally's son who, like his father, is a highly skilled mechanical engineer.
Over the years, Wally discussed many possible improvements and variations to his products with those closest to him but never had the opportunity to do them himself. WAM Engineering is proud to re-introduce his products with the improvements he had envisioned, starting with the most accurate and versatile cartridge alignment protractor in the world - the WallyTractor Universal.