Post Pictures of your Cartridges (MC, MI, MM, Exotic and not so much)

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by 56GoldTop, May 11, 2017.

  1. 56GoldTop

    56GoldTop Unapologetic Music Ho Thread Starter

    Has this thread been done already???

    I've said that I have enough MM cartridges before; but, I stumbled on this a little while back and figured... why not? There is a JICO SAS available for it, I believe. Or, there is always retipping.

    Shure M95ED Hi-Track

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  2. Jelloalien

    Jelloalien Stylus Genie

    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    Photo is from the net but this is what I rock out to


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  3. blakep

    blakep Forum Resident

    Ortofon MC 20 Super. Retipped by Andy Kim with sapphire cantilever and microridge stylus.

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  4. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    Denon DL-103

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  5. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

    Location:
    Northern VA, USA
    In my office the main cart is this Audio Technica AT440MLa. It sounds awesome and the needle looks great under a microscope.
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    This turntable has a removable headshell and I can very easily swap out for a universal mount Stanton L 737-E- with an old D47S stereohedron stylus with many hours on it. Looks great under a microscope and sounds fantastic but I don't trust it since it's old and has years of occasional play. (It's probably fine)
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    I purchased this circa 1984 for my first turntable.
     
  6. Both my old and my new, both in operation.....

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  7. 56GoldTop

    56GoldTop Unapologetic Music Ho Thread Starter

    What's the top cart? Peter's done a few retips for me. One day I'll have to try one of his carts.
     
  8. andybeau

    andybeau Forum Resident

    Location:
    Coventry, UK
  9. Wayne Bull

    Wayne Bull Forum Resident

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    Newly installed this morning.

    Loving it so far.

    Was previously using a At440mlb.

    The Nagaoka is definitely warmer and more forgiving.

    Very pleased.
     
  10. Nihil Sleighride

    Nihil Sleighride Well-Known Member

    Location:
    UK
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    Cartridge Man Music Master Classic
     
  11. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    I have never seen a cart like the one in the upper picture- it looks like a "transformer".
     
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  12. Jelloalien

    Jelloalien Stylus Genie

    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    It kinda looks like a ortofon om, mounted onto a 2m adaptor.

    Or maybe it's a deception, who knows :)
     
  13. 56GoldTop

    56GoldTop Unapologetic Music Ho Thread Starter

    This is a bucket list cartridge for me. There are several on that list; but, this one is definitely on there.
     
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  14. Madness

    Madness Forum Resident

    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    Can you tell me about the cross-cut underneath the TT?
     
  15. It's an Ortofon, but not sure which one. I bought this table new in 1979 or 80 and had it tuned up around 2007 by the Turntable Doctor in Columbia, SC. He replaced the original with this one. Sad to say, he is no longer with us. He was a vintage turntable guru.
     
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  16. mrz80

    mrz80 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Gainesville, FL
    One of the benefits of my brother going moving coil a while back was that this TK9e fell off of his turntable and onto mine. :righton:
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  17. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas
    Maybe a Dual TKS49S.

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  18. Nihil Sleighride

    Nihil Sleighride Well-Known Member

    Location:
    UK
    Glad, I took a gamble on it. As I've got a Lounge phono stage; and not really wanting to add another head amp or SUT for MC, I was looking at an Origin Live, Soundsmith made Aladdin. But saw this come up pre-owned little use at a great price.

    It really matches well with the Audiomods arm and Lounge.
     
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  19. andybeau

    andybeau Forum Resident

    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    It's a DIY turntable
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  20. cadeallaw

    cadeallaw Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dayton, OH
  21. Nubben

    Nubben Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London, UK
    Boootiful
     
  22. Rolltide

    Rolltide Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vallejo, CA
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    The fairly boring looking Koetsu Rosewood in action this morning. That Jelco HS-30 headshell though!
     
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  23. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Location:
    Best Coast USA
    Yup, it's definitely more than meets the eye.

    May even be a robot in disguise. ;)
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  24. Pieter Kozak

    Pieter Kozak Well-Known Member

    SNAP! I loved the AT440MLB but it's been discontinued & the replacement is $100 more expensive and wanted something reliable and authentic. The Nagoaka punches well above it's price tag, a superb cartridge and cheaper than the AT440 too.

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  25. Madness

    Madness Forum Resident

    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    Very nice!
     
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