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Stanton 500 Stylus Color Codes

Postby nkp426 » 20 Nov 2008 23:13

I have a Stanton 500 styli which I cannot identify. I have several others that have a color code on the front of the stylus holder. All the styli holders are black.

Do far I have:
D5107AL Light Blue .7 mil 2-5 grams
D5100E Red .4 x .7 mil elliptical 2-5 grams
D5127 Dark Blue 2.7 mil 78 RPM 3-7 grams

I have one stylus with a Yellow square. (May be either D5107A .7 mil or D5100EE .3 x .7 mil ?)

Looking for information for:
D5100EE Color ? .3 x .7 mil
D5100EL Color ? .4 x .7 mil
D5107A Color ? .7 mil
D5110 Color ? 1.0 mil
D5105AA Color ? .5 mil

Later styli for the 500 included the stylus model printed on the stylus holder or holders in colors other than black.

Some of the on-line replacement stylus data bases are confusing with respect to the color/stylus type.

Any assistance will be appreciated

Thanks,

Don Worsham
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Postby bauzace50 » 20 Nov 2008 23:28

Hello,
I was once a fan of the Stanton 500 EE Mk II, which had the D50EE discontinued stylus. The current replacement for it is the D71EE, which has a thinner grip of black color, and is of somewhat downgraded performance.
But the plethora of styli for the 500 body is so numerous that it is bewildering! This is an eminently good design, which has been the subject of an universe of different, and succesful, applications.
Good luck!
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Postby nkp426 » 21 Nov 2008 04:32

bauzace50, thanks for the replay. I was hoping you would see the post.

I have been involved with restoring older broadcast transcription turntables as well as transferring a large collection of 16" acetate discs and vinyl library discs.

Most of the acetates were copied using the Stanton 500 with their D5127 2.7 mil stylus. Some with a VR-II and all of the World vertical discs with a Shure V15 using their N78S 78/standard groove stylus. The Shure is nice but is very compliant and unforgiving compared to the Stanton tip.

The Stanton's in my first post arrived with some of the various turntables.

Clearly, Stanton had a stylus for just about every kind of application. The older, original first generation 500 styli, which I think my post addresses, have a well documented line of follow-up and easily identified styli but I am still a little stumped with the yellow colored tip.

Pictures on the replacement needle sites show this as a D5100EE and also as a D1507A.

A new 500AL "Disco Duty" (ha ha) in my collection has a white stylus guard and the light blue color code which matches the color of the black version.

I know from my earlier years in radio, that the Shure cartridges that sounded good just were not as durable as the Stanton 500/Pickering V15 cartridges. (We used Pickering V15 AT2's at one station.)

So, thanks again!. Any other suggestions on the identity of the yellow coded will be appreciated.

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Postby bauzace50 » 21 Nov 2008 08:53

@nkp426,
thanks for your observations. You have serious knowledge of these variations with the 500 body. It seems logical that 45 years' experience with the same model has given Stanton ample knowledge to do all variations with success. The DJ versions opt for a slightly softened treble, instead of an aggressive irritating tone.
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Re: Stanton 500 Stylus Color Codes

Postby electrode10101 » 11 Dec 2008 05:39

nkp426 wrote:I have a Stanton 500 styli which I cannot identify. I have several others that have a color code on the front of the stylus holder. All the styli holders are black.

Do far I have:
D5107AL Light Blue .7 mil 2-5 grams
D5100E Red .4 x .7 mil elliptical 2-5 grams
D5127 Dark Blue 2.7 mil 78 RPM 3-7 grams

I have one stylus with a Yellow square. (May be either D5107A .7 mil or D5100EE .3 x .7 mil ?)

Looking for information for:
D5100EE Color ? .3 x .7 mil
D5100EL Color ? .4 x .7 mil
D5107A Color ? .7 mil
D5110 Color ? 1.0 mil
D5105AA Color ? .5 mil

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Any assistance will be appreciated

Thanks,

Don Worsham


IIRC, the D5100EE was gold, dunno the EL, the A was yellow, 0.7 conical and tracked 2-5grams, I have a 5110, but can't find it and don't remember, and the AA was gray.

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Postby vinyl_junkie » 12 Dec 2008 23:57

Werent the 500's with the red dot fakes? I remember seeing many fakes/coppys and they all had the red dot on the white stylus body (I don't mean the orange dot on the canteliver)

Have you thought of trying these on the 500?
Pickerings version of the 500, same body but different stylus from what I can see looking at the specs
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Specifications...
Spherical Diamond Stylus tip 0.7 mil
Tracking force 2 to 5 grams
Output 4.4mv
Frequency range 20 to 20k
Channel separation 30db
Load 47k 275pf (MM)
Cartridge weight 5.5g
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RE: Stanton 500 stylus color codes

Postby audiopimp » 26 Mar 2009 03:35

5100EE should be black with gold marking
5105AA is black with gray marking- apparently quite rare
5127 is black with medium blue mark
5107AL original is black with lighter blue mark -later changed to white with blue mark
The 5105aa has a 0.5 mil spherical tip that tracks at 1.0 to 2.5 grams- anyone know the purpose for this odd size??
If anyone needs anything I have over 6,000 styli in stock- check my listings under the ebay user ID: stereo-exchange (don't omit the dash). Or e-mail me
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Re: Stanton 500 Stylus Color Codes

Postby pavlos » 07 Dec 2011 18:53

nkp426 wrote:I have a Stanton 500 styli which I cannot identify. I have several others that have a color code on the front of the stylus holder. All the styli holders are black.

Do far I have:
D5107AL Light Blue .7 mil 2-5 grams
D5100E Red .4 x .7 mil elliptical 2-5 grams
D5127 Dark Blue 2.7 mil 78 RPM 3-7 grams

I have one stylus with a Yellow square. (May be either D5107A .7 mil or D5100EE .3 x .7 mil ?)

Looking for information for:
D5100EE Color ? .3 x .7 mil
D5100EL Color ? .4 x .7 mil
D5107A Color ? .7 mil
D5110 Color ? 1.0 mil
D5105AA Color ? .5 mil

Later styli for the 500 included the stylus model printed on the stylus holder or holders in colors other than black.

Some of the on-line replacement stylus data bases are confusing with respect to the color/stylus type.

Any assistance will be appreciated

Thanks,

Don Worsham


Resurrecting an old query, I have just found a NOS mono stylus, black holder with white square:

D5110 White (Mono/L.P.) 1.0 mil (size not mentioned on the box) 2 to 5 Grams.

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Re: Stanton 500 Stylus Color Codes

Postby audiopimp » 06 Apr 2013 23:10

Paul:
  I also have a few of the pale yellow in stock- those appear to be a color used only in aftermarket generic replacements- in my case they are Ultra Magnetics from Recoton. . Could be their version of the genuine 5100ee that has the gold mark on the front.
Your 5110 should have a gray rectangle- not white.
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Re: Stanton 500 Stylus Color Codes

Postby addicted2tt » 01 Feb 2014 12:50

Just bought a "New Old Stock" Stanton 500 on eBay; Gold body, in original box with all papers, mounting hardware (still in sealed bag) etc...everything looks really good...BUT...the stylus assembly doesn't have the Stanton "S" logo on it, or any other marking. Does anybody know if Stanton actually shipped some of these like that, i.e. with unmarked stylus on them?
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Re: Stanton 500 Stylus Color Codes

Postby addicted2tt » 01 Feb 2014 15:34

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I read somewhere that (especially for the 500-series) Stanton styli did not always have a Stanton logo or other markings on them...this seems to be a bit of a grey area...
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