What Cartridge is This?

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by kodez23 » 18 Dec 2019 00:25

Collux wrote:
10 Dec 2019 21:37
Well done again themisto462 !

Also can be found as Hape MD-4 and Micromel part: 00846-DS
https://www.eltim.eu/index.php/en/repla ... 4-20001073
Awesome! Thanks guys, I knew I'd get a result here.
Cheers,
Dave

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by tastro » 18 Dec 2019 09:07

I searched the link but didn't find any similar thingy.

What I noticed is that above the "conduct" name is a bird like a condor
or something. It really impresses me that for only 30-50 years back
we are searching like archaeologists!

I attach some more photos in case they help somehow.
If not, i guess my best luck would be to be noticed only by another user who
already knows what this cart is.
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Delta667 » 18 Dec 2019 12:11

If you find such a bird, then this is the Nippon Chikushin Co. LTD stylus.
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This company specialized in producing high quality styluses for 4 channel sound.
As we see, they were engaged not only in the production of styluses, they made cartridges.
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by tastro » 18 Dec 2019 12:30

Unfortunately its not that one.
I highlight it below:
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Delta667 » 18 Dec 2019 12:44

Alas. ))

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by mtrkustoms » 25 Dec 2019 21:06

Hi all, I buy a 2nd hand Pro-ject 2 with an Ortofon 2M but the seller send me in the box of the ortofon cartridge an extra older cartridge with a broken stylus that I cannot figure out what is, is just engraved "made in england" its like a goldring g1000 series but the stylus dont match, what can be? and what stylus can fit in this cartridge?

thanks in advance :P
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by james73_2008 » 26 Dec 2019 01:42

Definitely a Goldring 1000-series cartridge, but the stylus looks like a Pro-Ject one. Never seen that one before.



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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by wolfie62 » 29 Jan 2020 02:13

OK. Here's a Pickering I need help with. It has no markings on it, other than Pickering. I need a stylus, so of course I need to know what I'm looking for:
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by farispaul » 30 Jan 2020 05:49

wolfie62 wrote:
29 Jan 2020 02:13
OK. Here's a Pickering I need help with. It has no markings on it, other than Pickering. I need a stylus, so of course I need to know what I'm looking for:

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AKA..... Stanton 600

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by wolfie62 » 30 Jan 2020 18:09

Great! TY! I’ll start looking....

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by al_roethlisberger » 01 Feb 2020 22:15

The cartridge below was mounted on a long neglected Garrard SL95B, and as you can see the stylus is wildly bent, and upon removing the cartridge I was unable to find what model and vintage it was as there is nothing printed on the cartridge other than the big red "VM" on the front. This leads me to believe it is likely an Audio Technica cartridge, but still not certain and have no idea of the actual model.

Can anyone identify the make and model, and also perhaps vintage of this cartridge?

I'd also be curious about any stylus recommendations, and how this cartridge performs in general and as compared to others of the era such as a Shure M91E/ED.

Thanks



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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by wolfie62 » 02 Feb 2020 02:53

I’m thinking AT 11 or AT 10 cartridge. Many had 0.5 or 0.6 conical styli, from what I’ve read.

The AT 11 I show at the bottom has a nice sound, a bit lacking at the top end, and not as much air, meaning it has a very straightforward presentation to its image.

My opinion, but (first, the M91 predates that AT cart by about 4 years) the M91 has better imaging. Again, just my opinion, on my setup.

Styli are available for the AT either original AT or aftermarket:

https://www.thevoiceofmusic.com/catalog ... ategories=

Similar to these AT models, 2 are branded as Sansui carts:
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This came as standard issue on my 1977 Hitachi HT-463 table. This is the original cartridge and original stylus from that 1977 table. Needle is still sharp and plays nicely. It’s a .4X.7 Elliptical:
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by wolfie62 » 02 Feb 2020 04:14

Just found out I wasn’t using enough tracking force on that AT 11; it needs 2-3 grams. I had it set for 1.5 grams. At 2.5 grams, you’ve got a nice sounding cartridge! More “air” now. Better imaging and frequency response. Nice, actually.

Whether it sounds better than your M91 is your call. Depends a lot on the stylus.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by themisto462 » 02 Feb 2020 08:38

al_roethlisberger wrote:
01 Feb 2020 22:15
The cartridge below was mounted on a long neglected Garrard SL95B, and as you can see the stylus is wildly bent, and upon removing the cartridge I was unable to find what model and vintage it was as there is nothing printed on the cartridge other than the big red "VM" on the front. This leads me to believe it is likely an Audio Technica cartridge, but still not certain and have no idea of the actual model.

Can anyone identify the make and model, and also perhaps vintage of this cartridge?

I'd also be curious about any stylus recommendations, and how this cartridge performs in general and as compared to others of the era such as a Shure M91E/ED.

Thanks
It looks like an audio-technica AT-VM8 series cartridge (AT-VM8/AT-VM8H, introduced in 1969), probably an OEM due to the lack of a model designation.

You can find information about the AT-VM8 cartridge at the library:

https://www.vinylengine.com/library/aud ... -vm8.shtml

For a stylus recommendation: My personal preference for this type of cartridge is a genuine audio-technica ATN12XE stylus. I think with this stylus, it should be round about at the same level as the current AT-VM95EN cartridge.

But the cartridge could handle a wide range of styli - from the ATS10 (spherical tip) to the ATS12S/ATN12S
(Shibata tip).

Regards.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by wolfie62 » 02 Feb 2020 18:24

From pictures in the VE library, it looks like a VM3.

Some history: About 1973-74 AT vegan large scale export of these initial VM series. Patent not secured until 1971.
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