stylus for Sony turntable

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  1. Sathyan

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    Does anyone know what replacement stylus is to be used with the Sony PS-LX250 (this is the $100 automatic turntable)?

    Needledoctor.com lists a number of styli for Sony http://www.needledoctor.com/showmanu...m=0&manunum=67
    Which would work of these?

    I do not have a product manual; The cartridge does not appear upgradeable.

    thanks

    Sathyan
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    Why wouldn't the cartridge be upgradeable? (What kind is installed?)

    There should be no reason why you can't either get a replacement stylus for the cartridge or just get another cartridge altogether. Simply select one that's of the correct mass for the Sony's tonearm.
     
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  4. Sathyan

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    ** Bump **

    Here's the story: I've discovered a local store which has (to the eye) pristine LP's for $0.25 each. I've bought around a hundred so far including Bernstein, Szell, Ormandy, Rampal, Isaac Stern and (in the non-classical realm) Santana.
    Now I don't have a record player. My dad has a Sony automatic table (which is the backup for the backup for his main player) that I'm thinking of requesting but I want to find out some info first. I'm trying to figure out how much it's going to cost to operate this Sony player. My brother (he uses a Project 1.2 with a Grado Gold cart) pays $90 every other month to replace his ground down stylus - that would be too much. Reminds me of Inkjet Printer carts. (But I do have to admit his system sounds awesome for Vinyl; Roksan Kandy Integrated Amp & Mirage OM10 loudspeakers)
    So does anyone have this Sony PS-LX250 and know what stylus it takes? how much it costs? where to get it? (I'm hoping its on that Sony list from NeedleDoctor; they ranged from $20-$30.) And how many hours it will last?

    I'm sure the cartridge can't be changed (last time I looked, I saw no way to detach it; and no adjustments like VTA are available)

    thanks
    Sathyan
     

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