Which cartridge is this?

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Which cartridge is this?

Post by iraweiss » 13 Apr 2019 19:30

I purchased a used Hitachi turntable with an AT cartridge but I have no idea which model it is.

Does anybody have an idea?

Thank you.
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Re: Which cartridge is this?

Post by themisto462 » 13 Apr 2019 19:38

From its look, it could be an AT12Sa.

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... =46499&t=1

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Re: Which cartridge is this?

Post by iraweiss » 13 Apr 2019 20:24

Wow did I get a good deal or what?

Any other ideas?

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Re: Which cartridge is this?

Post by themisto462 » 14 Apr 2019 10:03

iraweiss wrote:
13 Apr 2019 20:24
Wow did I get a good deal or what?
That of course depends on the condition of the stylus and the price, that you paid. If the stylus is worn out and you're looking for a genuine replacement or a generic stylus of the same quality, it could get expensive.
iraweiss wrote:
13 Apr 2019 20:24
Any other ideas?
It could be also another AT10/11/12 series cartridge with a VM3-6W stylus (looks very similar to the ATN12S, but it has only a conical stylus tip).

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Re: Which cartridge is this?

Post by iraweiss » 14 Apr 2019 13:38

Thanks for the answers.

The cartridge comes with a Hitachi HT-60s turntable I bought on EBay for $60 plus shipping.

Is there an identifying number on the cartridge and if so, where is it? I'm used to the Shure V-15 series where the number is on the top front.

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Re: Which cartridge is this?

Post by themisto462 » 14 Apr 2019 18:27

At audio-technica, the model designation is usually on the top of the cartridge (an exception are some OEM's with a bare, silver badge - and the AT91/95 and similar cartridges).

Example:
41918

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Re: Which cartridge is this?

Post by wes125 » 16 Apr 2019 08:51

i have a Audio Technica AT15 ..is there an alterntive stylus to fit it

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Re: Which cartridge is this?

Post by themisto462 » 17 Apr 2019 11:24

wes125 wrote:
16 Apr 2019 08:51
i have a Audio Technica AT15 ..is there an alterntive stylus to fit it
Which AT15 do you have? - AT15E, AT15Ea, AT15XE , AT15S, AT15Sa ...?

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Re: Which cartridge is this?

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 18 Apr 2019 22:42

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