What Cartridge is This?

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Alec124c41
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Re: Help Me Identify my vintage/older cartridge

Post by Alec124c41 » 27 Mar 2018 17:56

billshurv wrote:Sounds like a shure V15 V variant. Can't think of anything else with a big 'V' on it.
Sumiko Virtuoso?
If that is what you have, treasure it.

Cheers,
Alec

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Re: Help Me Identify my vintage/older cartridge

Post by billshurv » 27 Mar 2018 21:43

Ah, was not aware of that one. Very nice.

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Re: Help Me Identify my vintage/older cartridge

Post by lini » 27 Mar 2018 23:04

billshurv wrote: (...) Can't think of anything else with a big 'V' on it.
Just for the record: Ortofon Vega, Vero, Virgo and Virtus. And the Vigor, too.

What's our vector, Victor? :D

Grinnings from Munich!

Manfred / lini

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Re: Help Me Identify my vintage/older cartridge

Post by denvertrakker » 27 Mar 2018 23:30

lini wrote:


What's our vector, Victor? :D

Grinnings from Munich!

Manfred / lini
Roger, Roger.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. And don't call me Shirley.

For the record, Sumiko Virtuoso was the first thing that came to my mind.

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Need Help to Identify older AT Cartridge!

Post by wolfie62 » 20 May 2018 05:06

This is the cartridge on the 1978 Hitachi HT-463 I posted in the turntable section. I’m interested in knowing the AT model, as well as it’s years in production. Original to 1978 turntable, or much later? Placing the cartridge might Help me to verify when the table was last used.

Also, is it a low, mid, or high quality cartridge for its vintage?

EDIT: It’s an 1100E Cartridge.
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Re: Need Help to Identify older AT Cartridge!

Post by beat_truck » 20 May 2018 05:36

The cartridge leads don't look soldered on to me. Try gently pulling/prying on them, and I bet they'll come off.

As I mentioned in your other thread, it looks like one of the many AT10/11/12 variants. Likely an AT11E or equivalent because of the green stylus. The model number is on the top of the cartridge body, which will require removal to see them.

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Re: Need Help to Identify older AT Cartridge!

Post by wolfie62 » 20 May 2018 08:16

What is going on with VE this morning and last evening??? I already edited out the soldering comment after I put my magnifying lense on the leads and saw the clips.

Then my added pic didn’t show up, so I added it as another post. Now my added post doesn’t show up!

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Re: Need Help to Identify older AT Cartridge!

Post by Snead » 20 May 2018 21:45

Beat is right, private label version of the AT11e, ca. 1972-79. Probably original to the table. Entry level .4 elliptical. Typically tracks at 2.0 grams.

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Re: Need Help to Identify older AT Cartridge!

Post by BMRR » 20 May 2018 23:41

AT sold this cartridge under a lot of different model numbers. It's a decent cartridge, limited only but what kind of stylus you put on it. As was mentioned, the green stylus was a .4x.7mil elliptical tracking at 2g to 3g (2.5g optimal). The model designation for the stylus is ATS11E. Other compatible styli below and above the ATS11E were:

• ATS10 — Red — .7mil spherical tracking at 2.5g to 4g
• ATS11 — Yellow — .7mil spherical tracking at 2g to 3g
• ATS12 — Blue — .4x.7mil elliptical tracking at 1.25g to 2g

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Re: Need Help to Identify older AT Cartridge!

Post by wolfie62 » 21 May 2018 03:11

Ok. Thank you BMRR, and Snead! That helps me with context for this cart. I’ll hold onto it, but I’ll try several others out first, since I have new styli for them already.

AT carts have never been my first choice. Not because they aren’t good, just that I never bought any, and have no experience with them.

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Re: Need Help to Identify older AT Cartridge!

Post by Jdog1958 » 22 May 2018 06:07

My first cartridge is an AT911E with that same green stylus. I wonder if AT wanted us to think it is a new cartridge every time, when it is just a renumbering of the old AT11E. I am told it is a decent body and can be upgraded easily.
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I purchased mine in about 1979. I replaced the stylus and it still plays today.

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Re: Need Help to Identify older AT Cartridge!

Post by wolfie62 » 22 May 2018 13:06

I have an ADC Integra I plan to try out. It has the XLM MKIII body integrated into it. Not sure it will be compatible with the arm mass of the Hitachi HT-463 table. So, if I have to purchase a new stylus, I’m trying to make it a good decision, keep the AT, or buy a lower compliance stylus for the ADC.......

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Identify this cart please!

Post by PaulKehayas » 06 Jun 2018 22:46

Need to find a replacement for a friend.
It's on an old Sansui turntable.
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Can anyone Help me identify an old cart/stylus?

Post by matt_b16 » 06 Jun 2018 22:49

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/VbXbw8x

On the top of the cart is "Ortofon Denmark" and "Patents Pending".

I have come into possession of a Luxman PD131s with an SME 3009 S2 Improved (fixed headshell) but the stylus looks to be in really bad condition, I have no idea of its history and I would like to replace it. I've also been noticing a lot of distortion on S sounds, on multiple records. Research suggests this is likely a cart fault?

I have tried two new Ortofon styli after others identified the cart separately as either an M15E super or an FF15E.

1) M15E Super Stylus. Fits, but doesn't track well, lots of skipping about. Have tried tracking weights 1-1.5g.
2) FF15E - LPgear recommended a VMS3E stylus as replacement. Doesn't fit, the rear post is marginally too large. (https://photos.app.goo.gl/SLdVU4EVOOmPFJI92 - original stylus in white, VMS3E black).

I would be very grateful for any Help getting a working cart/stylus into this setup!

Alternatively, are there any carts in common production under £200 that would be a decent alternative to whatever this cart is? I have a Nagoaka MP110 for unrelated reasons, I think this cart would theoretically work but fitting it inside the headshell proved impossible, too wide at the front.

Again, really appreciate any Help - I'm quite new to turntables and am trying to learn enough not to ruin any records!

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Re: Identify this cart please!

Post by eddie edirol » 07 Jun 2018 00:29

Someone can correct me if Im wrong, but that looks like the Audio Technica AT91. The replacement styli should work.

https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/cart ... index.html

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