What Cartridge is This?

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by themisto462 » 20 Nov 2018 10:48

Remos112 wrote:
18 Nov 2018 22:20
https://image.ibb.co/jNkPx0/86-5.jpghttps://image.ibb.co/jy9Cjf/86-6.jpg
does anybody recognize this one?
I don't recognise the brand of your cartridge, but its look remembers me to a Tenorel T2001 / Unitra Fonica MF-100 series cartridge.
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Tenorel T-2001D (Picture from the web)
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Unitra Fonica MF-100 (Picture from the web)
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Unitra Fonica cartridge(Picture from the web)
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In my opinion, with its Shibata stylus, it could be similar to the Tenorel T-2001SD cartridge
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Tenorel T-2001 series overview (Picture from the web)
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Regards.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by phil007 » 20 Nov 2018 15:25

Waoh, =D> @themisto462. Looking at the top will confirm if written "Made in Poland". I hope it is the picture but the cantilever seems tilted

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Remos112 » 20 Nov 2018 18:17

Thanks for the replies. This cart is connected to a Technics sl1800 wich I will be picking up next saturday. Couldn't find a thing about it though.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by phil007 » 20 Nov 2018 19:14

Remos112 wrote:
20 Nov 2018 18:17
Thanks for the replies. This cart is connected to a Technics sl1800 wich I will be picking up next saturday. Couldn't find a thing about it though.
Check the cantilever :idea:

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Remos112 » 20 Nov 2018 20:45

phil007 wrote:
20 Nov 2018 19:14
Remos112 wrote:
20 Nov 2018 18:17
Thanks for the replies. This cart is connected to a Technics sl1800 wich I will be picking up next saturday. Couldn't find a thing about it though.
Check the cantilever :idea:
Thanks for the tip
What exactly should I be looking for?

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by phil007 » 20 Nov 2018 21:16

That the cantilever is well centered. If you look at one of your pictures, it seems titled to the right of the picture. Once again, it can be due to the angle of the picture (sorry for me Frenglish lol). Check also if the diamond is dirty of not and if the point is sharp like a pin (that's good) or a bit rounded. You might have to change your cartridge which is normal considering it is quite old. But it has to be taken into account.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by themisto462 » 21 Nov 2018 07:56

phil007 wrote:
20 Nov 2018 15:25
Looking at the top will confirm if written "Made in Poland".
I don't think that that will be the case. As far as I know, the Unitra Fonica cartridge was a licensed replica of the Tenorel cartridge, which was made in the Netherlands.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Remos112 » 21 Nov 2018 07:58

Thanks for the help guys.Will post an update when i get the machine

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by phil007 » 21 Nov 2018 19:21

themisto462 wrote:
21 Nov 2018 07:56
phil007 wrote:
20 Nov 2018 15:25
Looking at the top will confirm if written "Made in Poland".
I don't think that that will be the case. As far as I know, the Unitra Fonica cartridge was a licensed replica of the Tenorel cartridge, which was made in the Netherlands.
Yes, but if you look at one of the pictures, you can read "made in Poland". Moët Hennessy :lol:

Enjoy you new tt Remos :D

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by DanielaSR » 24 Nov 2018 11:01

So I picked up a technics tt and it had this cartridge attached sans stylus. I'm fairly certain its a stanton 681...something. It seems to be missing pieces? I'm having trouble getting an exact visual match to images online. I'm new to turntables so any help is appreciated. I dont want to order a stylus if its broken.
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by hugo casassanta » 24 Nov 2018 11:25

DanielaSR wrote:
24 Nov 2018 11:01
So I picked up a technics tt and it had this cartridge attached sans stylus. I'm fairly certain its a stanton 681...something. It seems to be missing pieces? I'm having trouble getting an exact visual match to images online. I'm new to turntables so any help is appreciated. I dont want to order a stylus if its broken.
Hi! Welcome to VE!
That's a T4P (also known as a "p-mount") plug and play cartridge, which is held in place by a single screw crossing the 4 pins area in the back. It's not missing anything except the stylus. JICO in Japan is said to have the best aftermarket options for that cartridge, but someone may chime in with other suggestions.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by DanielaSR » 24 Nov 2018 11:35

Thank you so much for your reply, I appreciate it. I did know my turntable was a p mount one (its an sl qd33) but the reason I thought maybe something was wrong with the cart was googling it and the images showing another piece that mine lacks. I wonder that I havent identified it incorrectly.
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by 62vauxhall » 24 Nov 2018 16:43

Alec124c41 wrote:
11 Nov 2018 00:41
The OMB was bulk packaged.

Cheers,
Alec
Yes and those were a gold mine for Dual dealers when that ULM arm was being promoted. OM-10's in bulk were packaged by the dozen (I think) in styrofoam trays with a dealer cost of about $5 per cartridge. Customers buying turntables were offered one "mounted and balanced" for an additional $50. Those just wanting a cartridge on it's own could have the same OM-10 in a hard plastic case inside a cardboard "slip cover" for $99.99.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by noisefreq » 24 Nov 2018 17:01

DanielaSR wrote:
24 Nov 2018 11:35
Thank you so much for your reply, I appreciate it. I did know my turntable was a p mount one (its an sl qd33) but the reason I thought maybe something was wrong with the cart was googling it and the images showing another piece that mine lacks. I wonder that I havent identified it incorrectly.
I think you might have a Stanton L720.
See:http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php? ... ns.583173/

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Remos112 » 24 Nov 2018 18:10

phil007 wrote:
21 Nov 2018 19:21
themisto462 wrote:
21 Nov 2018 07:56
phil007 wrote:
20 Nov 2018 15:25
Looking at the top will confirm if written "Made in Poland".
I don't think that that will be the case. As far as I know, the Unitra Fonica cartridge was a licensed replica of the Tenorel cartridge, which was made in the Netherlands.
Yes, but if you look at one of the pictures, you can read "made in Poland". Moët Hennessy :lol:

Enjoy you new tt Remos :D
Picked up the 1800 today and I finally had a chance to take a closer look, sadly no markes whatsoever, probably under the head but I don't have any plans of removing it anytime soon.
Took some additional pics though:
https://image.ibb.co/mFgDLV/IMG-1780.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/chUpuq/IMG-1781.jpg
Bought this table for my dad to replace a Technics sl-1910 with the Technics c270 II Cart and a tonar replacement stylus.
This sounds brighter and way more detailed in the highs, little less bass but still plenty. Very nice sounding.
Additional bonus, the guy also had a Technics sl-1401 with the Technics c270 cart and I bought it on a whimp.
It will be replacing my Technics sl-1410 with Empire 66 ex cart and I can't believe how great this thing sounds.
Might try hooking up the empire cart to this TT but after reading some reviews about the c270 it seems hard to beat with the right stylus wicht are widely available, something that can't be said about Empire Styli

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