Playing with turntables and LPs for decades yet we (I for sure) can always learn something new to help improve the sound. Recently with my Technics turntable using the supplied alignment jig proved a crapshoot at best, sometimes good, sometimes not. I find it not accurate enough for the best sounding alignment consistently, especially with more demanding cartridges and stylus shapes. The Mint LP protractor helped quite a bit but when actually reading the instructions the recommendation was to align the stylus to the tonearm arc at the extremes- by the spindle and at the edge of the platter, and not just at the null points. For years I have aligned the stylus to the arc just to the null points. A week or so ago I started to align the stylus to the extremes- the alignment that was "good" to the null points was way off at the extremes ! I aligned the stylus to the arc at the spindle and edge of the platter and yes (of course ) the sound was better! But seriously, it did sound better- just a touch more solid in the center image and the confidence knowing that the alignment was as good as I could make it. Hopefully this helps- use a good protractor no matter what turntable you have and align it to the extremes. It is definitely more accurate.