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.]

JRSBat's picture

I would love to try out this scale!

storym's picture

Digital! Digital! Digital!

Mistermuse1's picture

Been looking for one.....

Casey737's picture


Big Cap's picture

Want it!

hrlaser's picture

I'd love to win this.. my only stylus force gauge is a cheap metal see-saw shaped, junky thing with some little gram weights that I bought for a buck or two at a local store back in the 1960s.. the Ortofon is probably 203489203948209821 times more accurate..


Thank you!.. heart

Sillon76's picture

Exactly what i was missing....thanks !!!!!

" Heavy " regards 

torturegarden's picture

This looks better than my trusty ols Shure SFG-2.

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John Vourtsis's picture

This little beauty might just be as accurate as my AR balance guage from the '60s.

alan shulman's picture

I'm in

randybass's picture

Entered, thanks.

Tedrick's picture

Would love to own this.  Thanks, Needle Doctor!

terrybbagit's picture

Nice prize

Glotz's picture

Interesting dual usage here... So kidding.  I'm sure Jerry still has a few with residue...

Jeffrey Lee's picture

I could use this, both for my turntable and my side job as a coke dealer.

rudirudi's picture

Just what I need.

Danacruz's picture

I'm do...

virtualbryan's picture

digital scale please - my see-saw seems to give me different results every time I use it.

virtualbryan's picture

digital scale please - my see-saw seems to give me different results every time I use it.

oscelm's picture

Really need one of these!  Thanks!

liuj88's picture

Pick me, please.

criswood1's picture

Yes Please!

MrRom92's picture

This is probably a ton more accurate than my shure stylus gauge, although I do love using that as well, however timely it may be. Would love to try this!

mrrobivan's picture

Thank you!

TexDave1212's picture

Love to win this Ortofon force gauge, would go along with new turntable in the near future!

Rodan's picture

Count me in!

DJ Huk's picture

You've en-gauged my interest ... 

neogeo's picture

I'm in 

nonmimeticform's picture

No whammies please.

davidlillis@mac.com's picture

Winning would be sweet!

gunny688's picture

I have the 2 M Black so the scale would be a very appreciated addition. Thank you.

Spin Lps's picture

my vintage Weathers gauge.

lawn_wrangler's picture