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Good Phono Cartridge Under $50


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   PhilBoy

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Posted November 24 2003 - 12:27 AM

Can anyone recommend a good phono cartridge that is still obtainable ?

I went to transfer some vinyl to cd and my old stylus broke.

I figured I may as well get the full cartridge.

I'm not aiming for the best. Just a 'good' one for around $50.
simplicity is genius...

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Sathyan

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Posted November 24 2003 - 02:03 AM

assuming standard or p-mount and the relevant adjustments

if you do mean, cartridge Grado Green ($54)

but you may be able to get a replacement stylus (try http://www.needledoctor.com ) which may be better if you've already got a good cartridge


#3 of 5 OFFLINE   PhilBoy

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Posted November 24 2003 - 02:38 AM

It was standard mount (2 screws).

The stylus apparently isn't supposed to be removable... It is now ...

Actually it was a Precept ??? The frickin' stylus just broke in half, so I pulled what was left of it out.
simplicity is genius...

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Frank_S

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Posted November 24 2003 - 07:52 AM

Bummer.Posted Image

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Steve-sas

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Posted November 24 2003 - 03:19 PM

I second contacting The Needle Doctor. They helped me in getting a replacement for a 30+ year old TT at a very reasonable price. (less than $50 - although they did point out that I could step up an spend more to get a better cartridge if I wanted to). I'm sure they could help you.