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I think its time I invested in a new pair of cartridges/needles for my Technics. Problem is there's so many out there to choose from now. I'm currently using the standard Stanton 500AL but quite fancy getting Trackmasters or similar.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a good quality cartridge, nice and robust with great sound quality at an affordable price (I know, I ask for a lot!) There seems to be so many to choose from.
06-08-2004, 04:32 AM
In case you still searching and investigating here's links, also go to dhp search for 2003 and 2004 producer and disco talk. I bet you'll find some info right here.
FROM THE WEBSITE BELOW..........
For your needles, you'll have a few more choices. If you are doing little or no scratching, I personally recommend Ortofon needles. The Concorde DJ (commonly called "Ortofon blues") or Concorde Nite Club models are great needles with incredible fidelity. For turntablists who want a needle to handle heavy scratching, Shure's M44-7 is the new standard. Needles from Stanton win an honorable mention for providing some cheaper needle alternatives with strong quality for the price, and for being a good needle for someone doing both smooth mixing and some heavy scratching. Two new needles, including the full base (cartridge) and a tip or two, will run you anywhere from about $80 to $150 each. Replacement tips are available for much less. Get the advice of your mentor, or go to a trusted store, to select the needles that are right for you.
[ June 08, 2004, 05:57 AM: Message edited by: JorgeG ]
Thanks for the info. and links. Its getting to the stage now where I really need to replace my carts...I can hear the quality going, which is not cool for us vinyl lovers.
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