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Stylus marked 'E'

Postby frenchie47 » 05 Jan 2004 15:15

I've just aquired a Dual CS-2235Q turntable. The stylus is marked with an 'E' and I would like to know what the stylus is (make) so that I can replace it.
Cannot get a manual for the turntable.
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Postby jvo » 05 Jan 2004 15:41

The cartridge type is Dual ULM 66 E. These are Ortofon- clones IMO. Something like OM10.

But I am not sure if the stylusses (is this good english?) of OM- models will fit to this model.
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Postby jvo » 05 Jan 2004 15:48

Are you lucky: they all fit!

See:
http://www.styli.co.nz/ortofon.html

So it even accepts the stylus of an OM 40!
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Postby frenchie47 » 05 Jan 2004 15:57

Thanks jvo - you were certainly quick on the trigger. Info appreciated.

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Postby docjowe » 05 Jan 2004 16:43

stylus==>styli :o
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Postby jvo » 05 Jan 2004 16:50

Thanks, docjowe!
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Postby frenchie47 » 06 Jan 2004 10:07

"So it even accepts the stylus of an OM 40!"

Does this mean that the OM 40 is better than say a "Dual"?
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Postby jvo » 06 Jan 2004 19:19

This Dual ULM 66 E is an Ortofon itself. And it will approximately be equal to an old OM10 ("MkI"), I think.
IMO all models 20, 30 and 40 are better than a 66 E. Because I think a 66 E is a shank mounted ellyptical. I each case not a refined fine line nude one like OM40.

The providers sell styli which fit both OM10 and 66 E. And the OM styli are mutually compatible. So the OM40 stylus will work very well in a 66 E- body.

OM 10 is an elliptical shank mounted, standard model
OM 20 is a naked elliptical
OM 30 is a nude fine line
OM 40 is only still there as a stylus at the moment: nude elliptical fine line FG70; not as a complete cartridge.

The more refined models have more expensive parts for the tip and probably for the stylus itself too.

A fine line tip is more critical according to VTA, azymuth accuracy, etc.

The newer model OM's are OM10 Super with better magnetics in the body and an improved design for the moving parts: they have a better mass spread.

Ortofon does not tell us if the recplacement styli are real Super- Series models, but let's agree that a OM 20 replacement stylus will even outperform an OM10 Super cartridge.

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Postby frenchie47 » 07 Jan 2004 10:09

Thanks jvo - a Wealth of information! I really am impressed with this forum.

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