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    Default Turntable stylus and cartridge

    So yesterday my technics sl 1210 needle broke down, it was an old stanton al-D500 mkII. Now looking for a new set of cartridges with styli, can you please recommend me something that is not too cheap and not too expensive, i'm doing a little scratching aswell.

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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Shure-M44-7H-Scratch-Cartridge-Headshell/dp/B0002E2LZG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320596226&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Shure M44-7H Scratch Cartridge with Headshell: Musical Instruments@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31O7z9BKVxL.@@AMEPARAM@@31O7z9BKVxL[/ame]

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    is there any cheaper good options out there?

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    I've always used Stanton 500 (MKII) carts, with D5100 ALII needles. Never any problems - especially with scratching.

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    I use the Shure M44-7. You don't need to buy the "H" model cos that's an M44-7 that's pre-fitted to a headshell which only adds to the cost, although it's easier to fit as you just screw it to the end of the tonearm and you're done.

    For use with a DVS, I don't think there's any better cart than the 44-7 because the price is reasonable, the output is high/solid, they're about as skip-resistant as carts get and the needles last a decent length of time before needing to be replaced. There's certainly better sounding cartridges if you're spinning regular vinyl though.

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    can someone please explain the difference between m44-7 and n44-7, i rarely spin regular vinyl though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by virmantas View Post
    can someone please explain the difference between m44-7 and n44-7, i rarely spin regular vinyl though...
    M44-7H = Cart and stylus already mounted to a headshell
    M44-7 = Cart and stylus
    N44-7 = Replacement stylus

    There's also the M44-G which comes with an N44-G stylus. The styli are interchangeable so you can use an N44-7 stylus in an M44-G cart and vice versa. The difference between the two is basically that the N44-G sounds a bit better, but doesn't hold the record quite as well.

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    the M44G is perfect for everyday use, that is if you use real vinyl. for timecode every needle you can get cheap does the job.
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHURE-N44-...ht_2330wt_1299

    so this one is without headshell, thats why its much cheaper right? i dont want to buy some fake cartridges, once happened with memory stick...

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    This is just the stylus, you would need to buy carts too.
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