Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by rasterscan, Apr 9, 2006.
Hi! How well does this cartridge track compared to the V15VxMR?
I think as good or even better. I like the Stanton sound much better on most music. They are a bargain in the audiophile world. I have a 681 EEE-S Mk. II with a Stereohedron made in Plainview, NY. I wouldn't trade it for a V 15 of any kind. It tracks far better than my M 97 xE. Bass, midrange, treble and transient response are to die for.
What do these typically cost?
They have been discontinued but you can still find them. They run about $150.
I can't wait to hear it. The V15VxMR tracks well but is a little flat sounding.
I heard many people rave about the 881 MKIIs.
Thanks for the info, Kent.
BTW, were can one pickup an old Stereohedron stylus? How is it on sibilance?
I was thinking about doing the same thing.
You will have to root around for an NOS Stereohedron. I think that KABUSA has some and Garage-O-Records at present. $129 is the going rate and well worth it. They are also superb on sibilance too if set up correctly.
I have two of these sitting around, one newer one is still attached to an old Philips 867 turntable from the early 80's and the older one is in a box. The newer one must be about 6-7 years old. The older one is about 15 years old. Just wonder, how fast does a phono cartridge deteriorate? My relatively new Shure V15VxMR is on somewhat active duty on my Thorens TD 126MKIII.
The Stanton 890SA is a DJ Cart but it is an 800 body so you can use a 881S stylus.
I have used two Stanton 881S's and they were very good at bringing out the details in most classical recordings.
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