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Re: BIC turntables?

Postby Doug G. » 02 Aug 2018 05:15

Good luck with your Realistic Lab-65. It is indeed the BIC 960 in Radio Shack disguise (It is VERY sad the Radio Shack stores closed).

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Good luck!

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Re: BIC turntables?

Postby rbbugs » 06 Aug 2018 00:45

Still looking for a Bic Micro x 150, they are hard to find.
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Re: BIC turntables?

Postby leftoverii » 17 Aug 2018 08:50

O.K. I now need to decide which cartridge to use on my 960. I have an AT13ea, a RXT4 Era IV(M97), a R27ED. I have considered an LPGear A3SE or are there any others I should consider(trying to stay sub-150 costwise) or would it be best to get a stylus for one of the ones I already have?
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Re: BIC turntables?

Postby Doug G. » 19 Aug 2018 05:15

If you can find a genuine AT stylus for the AT13ea, I would use that. It's a great cartridge. Your 960 will work with any of those, however. The BIC arm works with a wide range of cartridges.

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Re: BIC turntables?

Postby leftoverii » 19 Aug 2018 06:25

My Lab came with the r27ed, I ha a friend years ago give me the RXT4 without the stylus, and the at13ea came with the 960 I just received, alas they al are in need of styli, hence the question. Now to get one ordered. I have not heard the at nor the rxt so wasn't sure, although the "specs" favored the at, then the rxt, with the r27 last. Sometimes specs don't tell the "story." Having used the r27 in the past I was hesitant to jump at the others due to "specs." Thank you.
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Re: BIC turntables?

Postby Doug G. » 20 Aug 2018 04:04

Both the R27ED and RXT-4 cartridges are the Radio Shack (Realistic) version of Shure cartridges (M75 and M97, respectively) and are fine, too. So, find a genuine stylus for any of them and you'll be all set for good sound.

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