Hi, Recently I bought an Arcam SOLO with System Audio 1530 speakers and a Clearaudio Bluemotion (with the standard Satisfy tonearm and Aurum Wood cartridge) and a Project Phono Box II. I thoroughly enjoy the sound from this setup, and CD's sound great. Vinyl does sound great too, but it appears to be balanced to the left, not dramataically, but definitely noticeably if your someone who likes torturing themselves like me. Admittedly, my speaker setup is far from ideal, with the backwall distances being quite a bit different at either speaker. But even taking this into consideration, there is definitely a noticeable difference to when I play CD's, which sound balanced correctly. I've been looking around the net to try and find any info about this, and I did read that it is very frequent for the right channel to weaken somewhat, as this is the outer groove on the record, which 'pushes' the needle along. This gave me some glimmer of hope, as up till then, all the vinyl I had been listening to was well worn and had been played a lot on my old Ariston's , which had Stanton500 carts, and im pretty sure I had tracking set very heavy back then. However, I bought a fair bit of vinyl, and even on brand new 180gm stuff, the left channel was ALWAYS louder. I've also just bought one of those Xitel INport USB soundcards with phono ins, and when recording from my vinyl to wave, I can visibly see that the left channel is constantly louder. My PC is very far away from the turntable (its upstairs while turntable is downstairs), so to make sure that the left/right problems werent caused by signal loss over an extremely long phono cable, I purchased THREE 5 metre USB extension cables, with the built in signal amplifiers. My reasoning being that once the signal became digital, then it would either get there or not. Im not sure if that reasoning made sense in any way, but however the result is the same: the left channel is always noticeably stronger. Anyway, basically I would like to find out what setting on the turntable changes the left/right balance (yes I am a n00b to this). Is it the angle of the cartridge alignment? - I redid this last night with the triangular device Clearaudio provided, and my cartridge is completely parallel to the lines on the gauge when the needle is on the dot. Is it the roll axis? (i.e. if your looking head on at the cartidge, banking it left or right) Or is it just that my needle is wonky and theres not much I can do about it? Sorry for my extremely long first post, but I thought it best to give as much information as possible, in the hope of trying to resolve this extremely annoying problem. It is made even more annoying by how nice the sound is from the table when I manage to not think of the imbalance, drums just sound beautiful - especially on 70's recordings like Thin Lizzy. Any help is very, very much appreciated PS The Phono Box pre-amp I have is my second one as the shop I bought the table from lost my first one when I gave it into them once, with both boxes the left/right imbalance is identical, so its definitely not the pre-amp.