What Cartridge is This?

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by wolfie62 » 21 Oct 2019 18:24

cgallery wrote:
20 Oct 2019 08:32
Hi. I have an Audio Technica VS215E. It is a T4P/p mount. Googling, I'm finding information on the VS215EP, but my cartridge doesn't have the trailing P.

Any idea what the differences are? Any links to specs? Would the stylus be interchangeable?
Googling that cartridge, I found a wealth of info on it. Lots of great styli will fit on it, and it shares the same generator as other noteworthy AT carts. I was so impressed, in fact, I found a NOS VS215EP on eBay and bought it!

It comes with a .4x.7 elliptical stylus.

Last night I mounted the AT11E that was the factory equipped cart on my Hitachi HT-463 turntable. Original stylus. From 1977-1978. A little underwhelmed by it; its not bad, just not great. So I thought I would try the VS215EP and give it a whorl. It has some nice upgrade paths.

Check out Audio Karma and in here. Do a search; you’ll find some interesting tid bits!

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by cgallery » 21 Oct 2019 22:52

wolfie62 wrote:
21 Oct 2019 18:24
cgallery wrote:
20 Oct 2019 08:32
Hi. I have an Audio Technica VS215E. It is a T4P/p mount. Googling, I'm finding information on the VS215EP, but my cartridge doesn't have the trailing P.

Any idea what the differences are? Any links to specs? Would the stylus be interchangeable?
Googling that cartridge, I found a wealth of info on it. Lots of great styli will fit on it, and it shares the same generator as other noteworthy AT carts. I was so impressed, in fact, I found a NOS VS215EP on eBay and bought it!

It comes with a .4x.7 elliptical stylus.

Last night I mounted the AT11E that was the factory equipped cart on my Hitachi HT-463 turntable. Original stylus. From 1977-1978. A little underwhelmed by it; its not bad, just not great. So I thought I would try the VS215EP and give it a whorl. It has some nice upgrade paths.

Check out Audio Karma and in here. Do a search; you’ll find some interesting tid bits!
Did you buy the one that ended last night?

My turntable/tonearm are DIY. Turns out to be a fairly low mass arm, so not a great match for the AT-V95E I was trying. So I went back to this VS215E(P) in the 1/2" adapter. I like this cartridge a lot, I think the higher compliance makes it a good match for my arm.

Problem is, the cartridge came with an old Technics SL-6 turntable, the table that was broken and from which I scavenged the motor+platter to make my own turntable. The stylus is a giant question mark for me, so yesterday I ordered a new ATN-112 stylus (the blue one, a very slight upgrade over the green one).

That was the reason for my message, to make sure a VS215EP stylus would fit a VS215E.

I guess I still don't know for certain. But I'm fairly confident it will "go."

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Erin1 » 22 Oct 2019 04:33

lini wrote:
21 Oct 2019 15:26
Erin1: Glanz M(F)G-55R, I'd say. I think the Sharp variant was the C-100.

Thanks very much lini. Do you know any more about this cartridge, why is there a metal circular piece in the body, and why does it look like a Nagatron? If you don't know that's OK.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by eyes_and_ears » 22 Oct 2019 09:20

wolfie62 wrote:
20 Oct 2019 01:26
eyes_and_ears wrote:
15 Oct 2019 09:14
Hi
Do you know that stylus?
I have lost the body cell and I don't remember where and when I bought the complete cartridge.
I look for data on the web but I have never found that red stylus and the T mark.
So is it possible that it is a Tetraphonic from the ancient Greek tetra = 4 ?
Thank you to read that message.
And please pardon me my English !
I am a French guy😁

That’s a lesser quality stylus for a good ADC QLM cartridge. You can get better styli. You just need a body. Here’s what the body looks like:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3576402507
wolfie62 wrote:
20 Oct 2019 01:26
eyes_and_ears wrote:
15 Oct 2019 09:14
Hi
Do you know that stylus?
I have lost the body cell and I don't remember where and when I bought the complete cartridge.
I look for data on the web but I have never found that red stylus and the T mark.
So is it possible that it is a Tetraphonic from the ancient Greek tetra = 4 ?
Thank you to read that message.
And please pardon me my English !
I am a French guy😁

That’s a lesser quality stylus for a good ADC QLM cartridge. You can get better styli. You just need a body. Here’s what the body looks like:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3576402507
Hi
Thank you for your reply.
Would you please tell me where you have found data for this stylus ?

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by scytale » 22 Oct 2019 10:36

Here's another cart that I'd like help identifying:
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Thanks

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by wolfie62 » 22 Oct 2019 13:54

eyes_and_ears wrote:
22 Oct 2019 09:20
wolfie62 wrote:
20 Oct 2019 01:26
eyes_and_ears wrote:
15 Oct 2019 09:14
Hi
Do you know that stylus?
I have lost the body cell and I don't remember where and when I bought the complete cartridge.
I look for data on the web but I have never found that red stylus and the T mark.
So is it possible that it is a Tetraphonic from the ancient Greek tetra = 4 ?
Thank you to read that message.
And please pardon me my English !
I am a French guy😁

That’s a lesser quality stylus for a good ADC QLM cartridge. You can get better styli. You just need a body. Here’s what the body looks like:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3576402507
wolfie62 wrote:
20 Oct 2019 01:26
eyes_and_ears wrote:
15 Oct 2019 09:14
Hi
Do you know that stylus?
I have lost the body cell and I don't remember where and when I bought the complete cartridge.
I look for data on the web but I have never found that red stylus and the T mark.
So is it possible that it is a Tetraphonic from the ancient Greek tetra = 4 ?
Thank you to read that message.
And please pardon me my English !
I am a French guy😁

That’s a lesser quality stylus for a good ADC QLM cartridge. You can get better styli. You just need a body. Here’s what the body looks like:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3576402507
Hi
Thank you for your reply.
Would you please tell me where you have found data for this stylus ?
Regardless of color, that’s a QLM stylus. So that pins it down as a member of the bottom tier of ADC styli. That means it is a bonded stylus, lower compliance, higher tracking force than the upper tier units.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by wolfie62 » 22 Oct 2019 15:43

cgallery wrote:
21 Oct 2019 22:52
wolfie62 wrote:
21 Oct 2019 18:24
cgallery wrote:
20 Oct 2019 08:32
Hi. I have an Audio Technica VS215E. It is a T4P/p mount. Googling, I'm finding information on the VS215EP, but my cartridge doesn't have the trailing P.

Any idea what the differences are? Any links to specs? Would the stylus be interchangeable?
Googling that cartridge, I found a wealth of info on it. Lots of great styli will fit on it, and it shares the same generator as other noteworthy AT carts. I was so impressed, in fact, I found a NOS VS215EP on eBay and bought it!

It comes with a .4x.7 elliptical stylus.

Last night I mounted the AT11E that was the factory equipped cart on my Hitachi HT-463 turntable. Original stylus. From 1977-1978. A little underwhelmed by it; its not bad, just not great. So I thought I would try the VS215EP and give it a whorl. It has some nice upgrade paths.

Check out Audio Karma and in here. Do a search; you’ll find some interesting tid bits!
Did you buy the one that ended last night?

My turntable/tonearm are DIY. Turns out to be a fairly low mass arm, so not a great match for the AT-V95E I was trying. So I went back to this VS215E(P) in the 1/2" adapter. I like this cartridge a lot, I think the higher compliance makes it a good match for my arm.

Problem is, the cartridge came with an old Technics SL-6 turntable, the table that was broken and from which I scavenged the motor+platter to make my own turntable. The stylus is a giant question mark for me, so yesterday I ordered a new ATN-112 stylus (the blue one, a very slight upgrade over the green one).

That was the reason for my message, to make sure a VS215EP stylus would fit a VS215E.

I guess I still don't know for certain. But I'm fairly confident it will "go."
The one I bought closed Sunday night.

It’s this one. The price was right. The stylus you bought should be an exact replacement. This cart has some really great upgrade paths, up to the 440ML stylus. Lots of love out there for that cart and that body generator!

You can see from the paperwork included with the cart what other styli go with it. Those in turn cross over to a host of available NOS, current, and aftermarket styli.
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by lini » 22 Oct 2019 18:31

Erin1: It's an induced-magnet-type MI, and the cylindrical piece of metal is its magnet. Well, and lot of phono cartridge look very similar - might be that the original manufacturer actually is Nagaoka.

Greetings from Munich!

Manfred / lini

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by StaryM » 22 Oct 2019 18:47

scytale wrote:
22 Oct 2019 10:36
Here's another cart that I'd like help identifying:
Looks like Sanyo MG09d (or similiar MONACOR EN24 MF)

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by wolfie62 » 22 Oct 2019 19:11

Also looks like a Numark Groove Tool (GT) cartridge. Top row in pic.
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Edzky » 23 Nov 2019 06:22

Hello!

If been searching and searching but I can not identify this cartridge.
Ok clearly it is a Marlux but what type is it?
I can't find a Marlux cartridge with golden body like this one anywhere.
Does anyone have a clue?

47732
47733
47734
47735
47736

Thanks a lot!

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Japi Roelofs » 26 Nov 2019 12:46

Very little is known about this cartridge (or about the Marlux brand in general for that matter).
Looking at the website of a Dutch stylus seller, it could be a N100S or M100S cartridge.

The cartridge body looks like another one sold under the A+R / Cambridge name, and the Garrott P77 is probably the same too.

Pretty hard to find a stylus for it. Tonar 789 appears to be obsolete. Garrott Brothers offer replacement styli, but they are far from cheap, and you'd need to find out about compatibility, some members on the forum here might have experience with this cartridge.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Collux » 26 Nov 2019 15:39

Looks like it is definitely an A&R/Cambridge P77 clone.
(The lineage going back to the Excel ES-70 cartridge)
The red mount (C77) indicates a conical stylus.
Note: there are 2 body variants with different styli required.
https://www.musonic.co.uk/index.php?mai ... s_id=32911
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by spensar » 26 Nov 2019 17:54

I found this Excel ES70 pictures in this review. It sure looks the same, would an Excel branded stylus fit?

https://www.vinylengine.com/cartridge_r ... odel=ES-70

https://www.vinylengine.com/images/cart ... _es70e.jpg

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Collux » 26 Nov 2019 22:59

The P77 is quite ubiquitous as a cartridge in many guises:
A&R, Arcam, Cambridge, Garrott, Sumiko Pearl, Shelter 201, Mission Solitaire,
Coral 555/666, Andante S & E, LP Gear "Vessel"
Much information can be found re styli interchangeability:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=80943&hilit=P77
https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php ... us.777958/
Current supplier of the 'paratrace' stylus: ESCo Expert Stylus (UK)
The following styli have also been tried:
Jico SAS Stylus 1
Shure N97XE Shure N91

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