Chat_noir wrote:Hello All, When the stylus of an MC cartridge reach its end of life what happen, what is the next step ?
You can get them retiped to the stylus original specs or different ones and even swap the cantilever material for a new experience out of your MC cartridge if you're ready to spend money there.
My only experience with a retip was with my faithful and plenty good enough for my use $300 DL-102. It costed me $100 (still worth it in my book) to have it retiped with a bonded
This will be the case most of the time and it's the "cheapest" option. To my misfortune I have find out that the bonded
stylus life span is about twice as short of the original nude
So beside the bonded
mounted stylus and the nude
ones that not everybody in the retip world can do, indeed, the cost/worth factor of a retip/recantilever all together is to be seriously considered.
I am now developing a masterplan
to have a "stock" of new nude stylus mounted on cantilevers to the exact same specs of the original ones and have my DL-102 cartridges re-cantilever alternatively.
That way I'll have sufficient stylus to wear to the day I die
. This DL-102 MC cartridge I first got 7 years ago is my first MC cartridge and I fell in love with it enough to overcome this inconvenience.