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."