Thanx for your replies 62vauxhall and Spinner45,
I ordered the old head shell in the end. I just hope for the best..
Good to hear those new style carriers from Pat leaver seem to be working well. I was not so sure if the pins instead of the flat clips would be a disadvantage or not. Maybe I'll still get one at some point. First I'll try out the one I ordered.
I own the original Dual 1009. I also love it and don't care about the anti-skate either. My mother bought a really fine looking 1019 a few weeks ago with an empire cartridge and stylus. I haven't been able to see it yet though, only on skype
My Dual 1009 has a Shure M75 cartridge and I'm looking for an update. I'm thinking of a Shure M97XE, since Ive read many positive things about it. You want to use the Stanton for your dual 1009F? May I ask you why this one in particular? I'm not too familiar yet with all the available cartridges and styli, so I'm just looking for some different opinions.