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    So i started mixing about a month or 2 again, and my brother recently got the technic 1200's for a really good price, 200 dollars combined. But what i need to know is what to buy for it. I am currently in need of a cartridge and a needle for a decent price, can you guys help point me in the direction of a good needle and cartridge for a good price with decent quality? I prefer them to be under 100$ each but will spend more if needed. Thanks any other information about what to buy or tips for making these turntables as best as possible would be appreciated.

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    I was always a fan of the Ortofone Concorde/Nightclub needles but beware, they WILL tear up your vinyl. May not be an issue if you are using timecode. Back in the day though I remember specifically wearing out the cuepoints in records with those suckers...
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    This has been mentioned here and in other forums...

    Shure M44-7 - the best all-around cart and needle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicadraus View Post
    This has been mentioned here in other forums...

    Shure M44-7 - the best all-around cart and needle.
    i pretty much always used shure 447's or 44G's.... the 447's are more suited to scratching, while the 44G's are suited to mixing with less focus on scratching


    both highly recommended

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    m44-7s + 1
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    I'm using the old style stanton 505 SK II cartridge with the D-5100 SK II stylus, and they perform perfectly for me, and they are amazingly cheap.

    Granted, I'm using serato, so record burn isn't a big worry. That said, my control vinyl are functioning as well as ever, and that's using straight tonearms and scratching frequently.

    just my 2 cents

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    +1 for the stantons. Never been a fan of concorde styles carts.
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    Thanks for the replys, sorry for not looking before asking. Will definitely check this out.

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    Haha okay im sorry, one last question. I actually have the technic 1210's instead of 1200's. I'm assuming its the same if i use the m44-7's on the 1210's?

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    no difference. the only difference between 1200s and 1210s is the colour.

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