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    Join Date: Oct 2014

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    I'm Simon.

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    As the proud owner of one of these now (thanks Richie) but being a complete novice can someone recommend a reasonably priced cartridge I should be looking for was going to fit an audio technica at95 as have one on my other turntable.

    I do have in a box of bits a few old cartridges could I look at using one of these ( will need to replace stylus)
    Empire 888SE
    Shure M75 EJ T2
    Shure M75 MB T2
    Stanton 681 EEE

    treat me gently as don't have a clue .

    Cheers
    Simon

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    Nice turntable. Tell us what tonearm is fitted and what your budget is.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Yes that might help , it's a Linn Basik LVV
    Budget wise doesn't help but reasonable below 100 .
    Cheers
    Simon

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    If you can stretch the budget a bit Simon, a Denon DL-110 should work nicely in the LV-V. The DL-110 is a high output moving coil cartridge and will work into an MM input. It also sounds pretty nice and musical.

    You could put a 'wanted' listing in Private Exhibitions if anybody has a decent one for sale, that might save you a bob or two. There's probably a few about with members.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Join Date: Oct 2014

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    Hi Geoff
    Thanks for the advice much appreciated,will start searching as you say second hand might be the way to go , don't know if the old cartridges I have are worth anything but will go towards a new cartridge.
    Cheers
    Simon

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    What about Grants AT95 shibata?

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    +1 for Grant's AT95. It'll do a great job on that TT. Dont be put off by thinking "100 for a AT95!!" The stylus are about that on its own without the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    If you can stretch the budget a bit Simon, a Denon DL-110 should work nicely in the LV-V. The DL-110 is a high output moving coil cartridge and will work into an MM input. It also sounds pretty nice and musical.

    You could put a 'wanted' listing in Private Exhibitions if anybody has a decent one for sale, that might save you a bob or two. There's probably a few about with members.
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    I had a Grado that was a step up from my stock Ortofon OM20, don't quote me in that, it was stock on my old Project 'table, so I got a Grado Gold and was very pleased. The Silver and Gold are the exact same cart. but the gold is supposed to be the top 5% of the run. But they sell more Gold carts than Silver? How is that possible? So I suggest they are the same, one just cost twice as much.
    The DL-110 is also a nice choice, maybe better than the Grado in the treble, while the Grado is better in the lower registers. IMHO of course.


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    If you can find a decent stylus for the Stanton 681 EEE, then you'll enjoy it!

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