New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

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dwoollven
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New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

Post by dwoollven » 11 Nov 2017 03:06

I have pulled out an old family turntable, a Dual 1215, and am wondering where to and what to look for in a new cartridge.

Thanks

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Re: New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

Post by Spinner45 » 11 Nov 2017 08:26

Get yourself an Audio Technica AT95E for it.
And invest in having the turntable serviced, since it's from 1970, it'll require it.
Then, enjoy the music.

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Re: New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

Post by pekaill » 11 Nov 2017 14:22

What cartridge is on it now? If it is a Shure M75/M91 with the special Dual Clip for the headshell I would keep it and Mount a New stylus.

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Re: New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

Post by dwoollven » 11 Nov 2017 17:00

I'm fairly sure it is original. This was my dad's and I think it has been in a box since 1979.

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Re: New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

Post by Tinkaroo » 11 Nov 2017 23:06

dwoollven wrote:I'm fairly sure it is original. This was my dad's and I think it has been in a box since 1979.
If you can provide a cartridge ID or even a couple of photos of the cartridge perhaps someone could suggest a good replacement stylus.

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Re: New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

Post by Dual_Jean » 12 Nov 2017 01:27

Follow Spinner45 advice carefully.

This old champ needs new lub, especially the motor!

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Re: New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

Post by dwoollven » 12 Nov 2017 04:01

I’ll find a service. Thank you.

Here’s a few pictures.
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Re: New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

Post by dwoollven » 12 Nov 2017 06:29

Found new Shure M44-7 online.
A good replacement for use with classic and new vinyl?

Also found a local turntable specialist. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: New Cartridge for Dual 1215? Suggestions?

Post by Spinner45 » 12 Nov 2017 07:35

That translucent sleeving over the motor wiring - it gets stiff or brittle over time, and I carefully cut it off, to allow more flexibility for the motor wiring.
Seems to reduce the amount of motor-generated vibration to the main chassis.

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