What Cartridge is This?

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by ricksbsa » 19 Jul 2019 22:54

Looks like a Grado GF-3 without the insert.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Delta667 » 20 Jul 2019 03:01

Sunwire wrote:
19 Jul 2019 22:00
A few more photos.
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Thanks, now I see. Such cantilevers were made by Philips.
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Indeed it is carbon.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Sunwire » 20 Jul 2019 03:51

Which Philips (or other) cartridges used these carbon fiber cantilevers?

Do you have any opinions about them?
Good material?
Bad material?
Stiffness?
Mass?

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by themisto462 » 20 Jul 2019 10:33

:-k Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think, that the shown Philips stylus is a genuine replacement from Philips (it would be the first time, that I hear about carbon fiber cantilever used in their cartridges).

As I mentioned in my former post, the French replacement stylus brand Zafira used that carbon fiber cantilever very often - mostly for their audio-technica styli. Here is my ATS10 from them (Zafira No.5144):
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For the Philips GP400 cartridges series, it were the styli No. 6385 and 6385. A nice reference picture gallery can be found here:
https://www.unpetitdiamant.com/photo-de-5001-a-5178

Other cartridges, which used such a cantilever are of course the audio-technica AT91 and AT3600L and I've had seen some versions of the audio-technica AT93 and AT3400.
There was also the Nagaoka JT-555 (aka Tonar 555) for example.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Delta667 » 20 Jul 2019 16:16

themisto462 wrote:
20 Jul 2019 10:33
:-k Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think, that the shown Philips stylus is a genuine replacement from Philips (it would be the first time, that I hear about carbon fiber cantilever used in their cartridges).

I agree with you because there is no Philips lettering on the transparent protective clip of the cartridge. This is not an original stylus.
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Sunwire » 20 Jul 2019 20:18

themisto and Delta, thanks for those photos!
It appears to be the identical cantilever I have.

The AT3600L and AT91 have a carbon fiber cantilever from the Audio Technica factory.
Is it the same cantilever as my yellow one?
I don't think I've seen any close-up photos of the AT3600L or AT91 original cantilevers.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by themisto462 » 20 Jul 2019 21:04

Sunwire wrote:
20 Jul 2019 20:18
Is it the same cantilever as my yellow one?
The audio-technica cantilevers are a bit different - the shaft is more round and there is a bit more "flesh" at the top, where the diamond is attached.
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Probably the material composition is identical.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Edzky » 23 Jul 2019 16:06

Hello!
Can somebody help me identify these two cartridges? One looks like Goldring but cannot find the type.
Any help is greatly appreciated
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by FreddieM » 23 Jul 2019 21:02

Hey guys looking for some help identifying this cartridge. It came off an ESL 1000 tonearm mounted on a Thorens 124. Not sure if it is anything special, but would be good to know.
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by themisto462 » 23 Jul 2019 21:57

Edzky wrote:
23 Jul 2019 16:06
Hello!
Can somebody help me identify these two cartridges? One looks like Goldring but cannot find the type.
Any help is greatly appreciated
I think, the cartridge with the "Goldring-look" is a Sonotone V-100 or V-101.

Here are a few pictures to compare:

https://www.thestyluslady.co.uk/sonoton ... 1775-p.asp

And some specs:

https://www.vinylengine.com/cartridge_d ... rlo=&prhi=

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by themisto462 » 23 Jul 2019 22:06

FreddieM wrote:
23 Jul 2019 21:02
Hey guys looking for some help identifying this cartridge. It came off an ESL 1000 tonearm mounted on a Thorens 124. Not sure if it is anything special, but would be good to know.
That seems to be a General Electric VR-22 cartridge (or maybe an OEM variant).

Some information:

http://www.hifilit.com/GE/VR22-01.jpg
http://www.hifilit.com/GE/VR22-02.jpg

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by themisto462 » 24 Jul 2019 17:37

Edzky wrote:
23 Jul 2019 16:06
Hello!
Can somebody help me identify these two cartridges? One looks like Goldring but cannot find the type.
Any help is greatly appreciated
I think, the second could possibly be a Philips GP-370, but I'm not absolutely sure... .

https://www.google.com/search?q=PHILIPS ... B_kpTp7NJM:

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Edzky » 25 Jul 2019 09:23

Thank you very much, great work!
themisto462 wrote:
23 Jul 2019 21:57
Edzky wrote:
23 Jul 2019 16:06
Hello!
Can somebody help me identify these two cartridges? One looks like Goldring but cannot find the type.
Any help is greatly appreciated
I think, the cartridge with the "Goldring-look" is a Sonotone V-100 or V-101.

Here are a few pictures to compare:

https://www.thestyluslady.co.uk/sonoton ... 1775-p.asp

And some specs:

https://www.vinylengine.com/cartridge_d ... rlo=&prhi=

Regards.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Jj128s » 28 Jul 2019 10:23

What cartridge is this. It's on a TD 145 with the TP 16
Thanks
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by themisto462 » 28 Jul 2019 10:51

Jj128s wrote:
28 Jul 2019 10:23
What cartridge is this. It's on a TD 145 with the TP 16
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It seems to be a Signet cartridge from the MR 5.0 series with a (Pfanstiehl?) 4212-DE aftermarket replacement stylus (for audio-technica AT100EP series cartridges).

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To determine the exact model of the cartridge, you would have to unscrew it from the headshell, as the model designation is written on top.

Some information about the MR 5.0 carts:

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/signet/mr5-0.shtml

Regards.

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