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    What type of needle or cartridge is good for control vinyl within a DVS?

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    Shure M44-7's/M44-G
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    I've used all of those without issue, and would happily use any of them again.
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    For pure DVS use I would get the Shure M44-7's, low record wear and excellent tracking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stazbumpa View Post
    For pure DVS use I would get the Shure M44-7's, low record wear and excellent tracking.
    Low record wear should be at the bottom of your list for DVS, since you can just buy more timecode discs easily. I'd be very surprised if you have issues with any DJ-orientated carts/needles. DVS is very forgiving.
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    I use Ortofon Concorde Elektro's personally - I like them and I have had them for awhile now. People swear by different things - these have treated me well for both normal records and control vinyl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happydan View Post
    Low record wear should be at the bottom of your list for DVS, since you can just buy more timecode discs easily. I'd be very surprised if you have issues with any DJ-orientated carts/needles. DVS is very forgiving.
    Until they stop making timecode vinyl........
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