Ortofon DS-1 Stylus Force Gauge from Needle Doctor Sweepstakes

Register to win a Ortofon DS-1 Stylus Force Gauge from Needle Doctor (MSRP $159.00) we are giving away.

According to the company:

The DS-1 is manufactured in Japan, and is among the most accurate stylus force gauges available today.  Offering a reading up to 0.1, the DS-1 allows the user to carefully dial in the designated tracking force for any phono cartridge.  Safe to use with either MM or MC type cartridges, the DS-1 is as versatile as it comes.

Setting the tracking force of a phono cartridge accurately goes a long way in how good your vinyl rig will sound.  Folks can even taylor the sort of sound they prefer by making slight adjustments either way.  

The DS-1 helps take the pain out of turntable set up by offering a spot-on reading instantaneously.  It's among the easiest and most important tools for your vinyl toolbox!  

Click here for more info.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column (under the ads). Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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anomaly7's picture

This would work better than my bathroon scale.

Please enter my name---

DeeJayBump's picture

I'm in.

mrclnglr's picture

Like it better if I win.

vince's picture

Sign me up!

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Vinylghost's picture

Elvis and Jack need that. 

Travis Klersy's picture

I could always use a better scale.  And new cart time is coming up...

anjeza1987's picture

I need this one for my Thorens turntable.Thank you very much.

moon unit's picture

I'd love to have one of these!

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christpher.reid's picture

Thank You!

jamey_pearson's picture

I love Needle Doctor.  Good people to work with.

badboss429's picture

I'd be pleased to win this devise!  Thanks

patrick50's picture

This ort to be fun...and mine

Royceikem's picture

Thanks a lots useful information sharing of "Ortofon DS-1 Stylus"..... Good work..


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TerryWI's picture

This is the one.

decameron's picture

I am in as well. Thanks.

dickyaa's picture

oh yeah!

Stevieray's picture

My 30-yr. old Shure SFG-2 is getting creaky.....

otaku2's picture

Always wanted to know how much my record player weighs.

amsco15's picture

Count me in.


Rtracey88's picture

I'll take one!

Zardoz's picture

I sure could use one of these.

Thanks Needle Doctor

kevinfree's picture

I'm in!

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madoco's picture

I Hopefully will win soon!!!!

vinyl's picture

I just got done watching your dvd about setup. I would love to win digital scale, i only have a shure one. I would save alot of time with my rega rp3, ortofon 2m black.

MountainMusic's picture

Would love to win this!

Moko's picture

Ohhh go on then, I could do with a nice set of scales

DocSamG's picture

Great site.  Keep it up.

DrDinsdale's picture

Count me in!  This would be a big upgrade for me.  Thanks!!

gak27's picture

Count me in!


aw's picture

Every vinyl fanatic needs a proper stylus force guage!

thekid's picture

This would be awfully cool... and helpful

sgibson389's picture

Put my name in the hat please.

jmset315's picture

Enter me in!

nstereo's picture

yes Even if you don`t win this one you should have one anyway !

davidmreyes77's picture

Count me in!!

vinyl_ninja's picture

... to have onhand.

Jody's picture

... thanks

timise's picture


Jim Tavegia's picture

Eddie Murray in Shrek:  "Pick me.  Pick me." 

SimonSlacks's picture

I need to know that I'm not damaging my records!

malosuerte's picture

I'll take one

jrhud's picture

could definitely use this

tbromgard's picture

hope i win

Michael T's picture

Please enter me also.

Steelhead's picture

Very nice and would love to win it.


concerto12's picture

This would be very useful.

J.D.'s picture

contest entry

alacayo22's picture

im in! This would be a cool useful item to have

Cardinals's picture

All the best stuff is made in Japan.  Unbelieveable.

Thanks for the sweepstakes! I've never had a tracking force gauge.

planarhead's picture

Please count me in, thank you!

Stirrio's picture


bobspencer123's picture

This would come in real handy.

revo's picture


beastrex's picture

this would really help

hertac's picture

I've been using my bathroom scale.  I hope this works better.

CarterB's picture

I need this

LousyTourist's picture

Baby you can drive my car

Yes I'm going to be a star

socolive's picture

To win would be fantastic!  Thanks!

Seadog709's picture

Let it be a public high school physics teacher.

Mfalcon's picture

control my weight.

audiot's picture

I need this because I have an Ortofon cartridge.

dconsmack's picture

Please randomly pick moi. 

theo's picture

I need this, please, please.

Paul Boudreau's picture

KPulling's picture

But I do

jdmoviebuff's picture

as usual...

Awesome !!!

Squash-O-Tronic's picture

I'm down for this machine!!!

cobra_verde's picture

I'll take it off your hands.

Driftwood's picture

thanks to needle doctor

duncanseye's picture

I need to upgrade this piece of gear..pick me please

iyke's picture

Hey, when am I gonna win one these giveaways?

Audiophiliac1000's picture

Win one of these contests.

CCFK's picture

Please Me.

lafish's picture

This will beat eyeballing it on my Pro-ject.

MartyTem's picture

I'm in. 

Anxietyprone's picture

Just finished listening to Sonny Rollins' 180g reissue of What's New? album and have moved on to Radiohead's Kid A. All through the Ortofon Cadenza Red.

 Enough said.

kleinbje's picture


Puffer Belly's picture

I still have a RadioShack gauge I bought in the mid 1970's.

John G's picture


sennj's picture

I'd love one--thanks.

8thman's picture

Weigh me in!

DLKG's picture

Me me me.... Please

kozakjj's picture


Ddncons's picture

This looks like a very nice tool!

mikerr's picture

I have never had one of these... I always have to borrow.  would truly appreciate it, Thank you

Razorball's picture


mwaehner's picture

I've got a cheapo scale that I've never fully trusted...

Chriswilford1's picture

I'm down to get weighed! 

audiophile5000's picture

Thank you for the opportunity to win!

piper's picture

Thanks for the opportunity.

mikeyt's picture

Would love to have one of these!

NRVinyl82's picture

Nice!  Big fan of the Needle Dr.

tbeavan's picture

And probably easier to use than my old Shure gauge!

analoguy's picture

I want this.  thanks.

walleyeil's picture

My Cartridge needs accurate VTF. This can help!

Doctor A's picture

Thanks. Would love to win this!

atmapc's picture


ster4610's picture

I'm in to win!

nogan's picture

I would love to have a digital scale.

myheroiscoltrane's picture

would love one of these!

Curvfalls's picture

I want!

bprochford's picture

To Win.

ebuzz's picture

I'll take one!!

BOBo's picture

 This would be so sweet to own! It would also help save time on the job.

skipgiles's picture

Using the cheapie Shure is for the birds!!!

kewilson7's picture

Looks like a great device.  Hope I win.

Ormy51's picture

Would love to have

matt1234's picture

thank you

bkerven's picture

Way cool!

bhutton13's picture

Please, I need This !

Slow Turtle's picture

I'm in!!

uniqueusername's picture

Please, that is very nice looking gear!

stei7141's picture

Swervn's picture

Thank you very much.

AustinAudioAntiSociety's picture

Never had a real scale for this use, have used a cheap plastic crap "scale" that came with a cartridge I bought over 20 yrs ago.

Bix's picture

Oh hai Ortofon

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wbondsteele's picture

I've heard that this scale is one of the best available at any price.

NotLoud's picture

Dear Leader,

I'm lost in the woods, a scale would help.

Thank you for the chance.



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SunRa2000's picture

this may provide better results than my Shure balance scale.

orthobiz's picture

Just gotta win!



Trevor Gearhart's picture

Always great sweepstakes

howardk's picture

I want it!

twelden's picture

Just want to weigh in on this...

texanalog's picture

"weigh" cool!

only analog for me's picture

Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin, I've been weighed in the balance and found wanting an accurate stylus guage, this would be perfect...

jmq's picture

Count me in!

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dnsnlsn's picture

Pick me!

My grado cartridge would really appreciate this

detroitvinylrob's picture

Just dropped my last digital one... can't believe I'm all thumbs. This little Ortofon would be most welcomed.

Happy Listening! ;^)>

Jonnyboy's picture


mrbig's picture

I'm in.

JC1957's picture

You can count me in.

sharris55's picture

My Ortofon cartridge is crying out for this!

Carl Sampson's picture

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Dobro910's picture

Go ahead, make my day. Good luck to all.

EMichaels's picture

I would love to have this.

fredbro44's picture

My Ortofon needs the right pressure

flatmap's picture

Lovely thing.

mjohnson229's picture

I need to weigh my Blue.

brian dewitt's picture

Count me in!

Nfbgcycler's picture

Sounds like a good deal to me

musicisideas_ky's picture

I could use a good stylus force gauge.

Trace's picture

Better than the scales of justice.