khenegar wrote:I was informed by him he is no longer in the stylus replacement business , no idea what he is going into.
Emref wrote:khenegar wrote:I was informed by him he is no longer in the stylus replacement business , no idea what he is going into.
I got from him months ago a needle for a Shure V15IV, the poor box, the sibilance, the lack of bass, the bad tracking in normal records, is in accordance with the new you have ben informed.
Greetings Friends, Customers and all audio enthusiasts! My name is Ed Saunders and for 38 years, I have been a supplier of quality diamond styli. I have now retired from that business and while I wish it had been a pleasant separation, it was not. I made it abundantly clear that I would not sanction any business using my name and reputation that I was not involved in. So, for the first time since 1974, Ed Saunders products do NOT come with my personal endorsement nor with my personal guarantee. Thank you to all! ~Ed
I am no longer in production nor am I associated with anyone selling styli using the name / brand Ed Saunders. There is virtually no possibility that will change at any time in the future. Despite having to justify my procedures and policies to my own company, I am quite busy with my other business interests of refined petroleum, motorsports products, credit card processing and real estate. Thanks to all for many great, great years! ~Ed
Further to my earlier post. I have retired from the stylus business and turned over full operation, licensing, brand and trade names, etc. to Trisha Horn. Trisha and I have had pointed discussion about the future and she assures me that she will maintain the same high standards you have come to expect from Ed Saunders. I have made all of my supply sources available to Trisha and have personally facilitated the transfer of accounts and purchasing ability to her name. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email me CNH320Georgia@gmail.com or call me 404-402-5283.
ripblade wrote:I bought a Red Ed a couple of years ago because I needed a cart with an available 3 mil stylus for 78s. While I was at it, I ordered the .3 x.7 mil elliptical and .6 mil conical. I was under the impression these were all made by Pfansteihl, but I could be wrong.
The elliptical suffered some sibilance on vocals but was otherwise ok. It didn't get much use other than for a few dozen thrift store albums, and the sibilance might well have been due to the condition of the records. The conical was much better in this regard despite the tip azimuth being off slightly, and actually sounded better than the elliptical, imo. The 3 mil conical was a nude sapphire and performed quite well.
Overall I was happy for the money spent, but I liked the Red Ed enough that to me it's worth buying higher quality needles for it....if only I could find them.
hugo casassanta wrote:ripblade wrote:Overall I was happy for the money spent, but I liked the Red Ed enough that to me it's worth buying higher quality needles for it....if only I could find them.
http://stylus.export-japan.com/product_ ... cts_id=921
There! Not really an upgrade but definately a trustworthy replacement.