What Cartridge is This?

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Re: Can anyone Help me identify an old cart/stylus?

Post by nat » 07 Jun 2018 01:17

It's hard to tell, since the obvious visible difference between the F series and the VMS series was the stylus assembly, and yours is a generic replacement. I think.
The slot in the cartridge body is different, and you need to identify which you have. There might be pictures of the cartridge types without the stylus assembly on the internet, otherwise, you could see if the model is on a label on the top of the cartridge (which requires removing it, clearly a pain).
Those Ortofons are good cartridges, but not so great that it might not make sense simply to replace it rather than try to find the correct good stylus.

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Re: Identify this cart please!

Post by PaulKehayas » 07 Jun 2018 01:20

Thank you!!

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Re: Identify this cart please!

Post by BMRR » 07 Jun 2018 02:14

Yes, AT91, also known as AT3600 and CN5625AL. Looks like it currently has a Pfanstiehl 4211-DE stylus installed.

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Re: Can anyone Help me identify an old cart/stylus?

Post by DeepEnd » 07 Jun 2018 07:51

If the M15 Super stylus is not an original Ortofon then there is a possibility that it is not designed to track at the same force range 1.0-1.5g. Some generics need more force. How much does the stylus deflect when lands on the record?

If it’s not much try nearer 2.0-2.2g first.

If this is not successful but you like the Ortofon sound the perhaps consider the Super OM20 (€169) or Super OM30 (€259). Although also now technically obsolete the styli are still available from Ortofon and unlike the Nagaoka (and current Ortofon 2M series) the body size/shape will not be a problem with the SME headshell and the compliance is higher than most to suit the arm.

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Re: Can anyone Help me identify an old cart/stylus?

Post by matt_b16 » 07 Jun 2018 09:11

you could see if the model is on a label on the top of the cartridge
I have removed the cart, only "Ortofon Denmark" and "Patents Pending" are on top.

I'm willing to replace the cart, and would be happier with a modern, easily sourced replacement if you have any recommendations? Under £200 would be ideal.

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Re: Identify this cartridge!

Post by shedridc » 03 Sep 2018 18:51

My Grado G2 has a brown body and clearly marked G2 on the front face, so I think this is a lesser Grado model. My G2 is still going strong and sounds fantastic.

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Re: Identify this cartridge!

Post by shedridc » 03 Sep 2018 20:59

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Attached photo of my Grado G2 bought new in the late 70's I believe. Still in use and sounding great.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by watchnerd » 26 Sep 2018 05:45

That is an extremely rare Gojira Daimyo, with what looks to be a Tamagotchi Denki stylus.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by bkinyoun57 » 04 Oct 2018 00:39

Help Bought a Pioneer Pl-55X that has this mounted to an ADC head shell.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by bkinyoun57 » 04 Oct 2018 00:58

Help Purchased a Pioneer PL-55X. Great shape and works fine. The is the headshell and cartridge that it came with. Anyone have an idea what it is?
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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Delta667 » 04 Oct 2018 01:36

This is the cartridge of the ADC line XLM (XLC, VLM, QLM ...)

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by bkinyoun57 » 04 Oct 2018 01:59

Very cool!! Don't I feel like an idiot...lol. Thank you for setting me straight.

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by bkinyoun57 » 04 Oct 2018 02:08

Any idea what I should be looking for in a stylus?

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by Delta667 » 04 Oct 2018 04:02

If you do not engage in tedious search at private sellers, then this store makes the best offer for the sale of the original stylus for your cartridge.
Hopefully they still have a supply of styluses.
https://www.turntableneedles.com/ADC-XL ... p_847.html

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Re: What Cartridge is This?

Post by mamakasou » 09 Oct 2018 23:44

The plain ADC QLM30mkII, is a really good performer.

It has amazing qualities for such a basic cartridge.

I can only imagine how good the higher models would perform.

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