List of P-Mount MC Cartridges

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List of P-Mount MC Cartridges

Post by ray_parkhurst » 12 Jun 2019 20:17

I use a Technics SL-10, so I am interested in all the P-mount MC offerings from the mid-80's to mid-90's. I have put together what I think is a complete list of these, reproduced below. If you know of any other MC P-mounts, please respond so they can be added to the list.

LOMC
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Audio Technica AT312EP
Audio Technica AT322EP
Audio Technica AT332EP
Azden GM-P5L
Ortofon TMC200
Ortofon MCP10 Super
Ortofon MCP100 Super
Technics EPC P 305 MC
Technics EPC P 305 MC MK2
Technics EPC 310 MC
Technics EPC 310 MC MK2

HOMC
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Audio Technica AT312HEP
Adcom HP-E II
Dynavector DV-10P
Ortofon X1 MCP
Ortofon X3 MCP
Ortofon X5 MCP
Sony XL-MC104P
Sumiko Blue Point

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Re: List of P-Mount MC Cartridges

Post by ray_parkhurst » 12 Jun 2019 23:16

Too late to edit, even though I only posted the above 3 hours ago...

Here's another HOMC P-Mount:

Parasound PMC-88

Probably not too many of those around.

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Re: List of P-Mount MC Cartridges

Post by KentT » 13 Jun 2019 02:39

Parasound and Azden would both be interesting and uncommon.

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Re: List of P-Mount MC Cartridges

Post by lini » 13 Jun 2019 23:37

There was another AT with user-replaceable needle, namely the AT3230, which apparently existed in at least two T4P versions by Yamaha (CG-8200) and JVC (MC-201), which came with the P-100X and the QL-E55 linear trackers.

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Re: List of P-Mount MC Cartridges

Post by ray_parkhurst » 14 Jun 2019 03:51

lini wrote:
13 Jun 2019 23:37
There was another AT with user-replaceable needle, namely the AT3230, which apparently existed in at least two T4P versions by Yamaha (CG-8200) and JVC (MC-201), which came with the P-100X and the QL-E55 linear trackers.

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Interesting cartridge! Oddly enough it's easy today to get the OEM replacement stylus, even on Amazon! And not too expensive either, ~US$85. Some quick searching on Japanese sites I can only read a little of shows that this cartridge was an OEM type from AT. It showed up as a Victor MC201 and MC202 (not sure the difference) as well as the ones you mentioned, plus maybe a few other variants. All appear to use the same ATN3230 replacement stylus. I can't seem to find a single picture of the AT3230 anywhere though.

In my searching I also found there was a Sony XL-MC5, which I assume is a HOMC.

Here is a translation of Japanese site describing a Victor 202B they have for sale:

Victor (Victor) brand
T4P standard MC cartridge,
It is MC202B.

※ There is model number of DT202B
This is the model number of the replacement needle.

F special: 10 to 22000 Hz
Output voltage: 0.25mV
Channel separation: 25 dB / 1 kHz
Load resistance: 100 ohms
Compliance: 8 x 10-6 cm / dyne
Needle point: 0.1 x 0.2 mm Square block diamond oval needle (0.3 x 0.7 mil)
Optimal needle pressure 1.25g

I think there are many people who noticed
Production is Audio Technica,
It is an OEM product of the needle exchangeable MC type.

Somehow not be sold separately in the country,
As an accessory of Victor player
The model was only distributed, but
Overseas as AT-3230
It seems like it was sold separately
In addition, it is called Yamaha MC-801
The cartridge seems to be almost the same thing.

In this exhibition,
The condition of the body is quite good,
In addition, very valuable,
Also attach an unused replacement needle.

※ It is exchange needle model number DT-201,
That we have compatibility
Please rest assured that we have confirmed


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