I have a Technics SL-D202 turntable. A couple of months ago I upgraded from the AT-120E to the 440mla. I had been getting inner-groove distortion on many records and I had hoped the 440mla would improve that. It has helped on a couple of records I had complained about - mostly modern metal, so long sides and not very dynamic: Napalm Death - Order of the Leech Nile - Amongst the Catacombs, Annihilation of the Wicked, Those Whom the Gods Detest Slayer - Christ Illusion The 440mla made a difference on the Nile and Napalm Death, but not the Slayer, and I'm getting distortion on two other Niles - In Their Darkened Shrines and Black Seeds of Vengeance (both of these mastered at Trutone by Phil Austin) again have long sides, and go very close to the label - very small deadwax. Black Seeds is new, played a few times with my 120E; Shrines I bought used and I have no idea what kind of history it has. Maybe groove damage? The alignment protractor I used was the Vinyl Engine Baerwald arc; I made sure it printed out correctly by measuring the scale that is printed on it. Perhaps this isn't the best choice? The table is levelled, the tracking force is as accurate as I can get it with the Shure gauge, it's set at 1.5g. Perhaps there's no hope for some records? Any suggestions?