Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by balky » 08 Jun 2019 21:49

billshurv wrote:
08 Jun 2019 20:29
You kept that quiet!
:D

It was always in the box of twelve that I didn't show..

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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by balky » 09 Jun 2019 10:00

balky wrote:
08 Jun 2019 21:49
billshurv wrote:
08 Jun 2019 20:29
You kept that quiet!
:D

It was always in the box of twelve that I didn't show..
Told you about this one... if I remember correctly... :D

Also still in its native form, and sounds quite phenomenal... same sonic signature as the 205 with a tad more detail on the extreme ends of the frequencies...
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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by simonineaston » 09 Jun 2019 10:30

engineering takes second place to bling...
No danger of that, with these three piccies of early - and very plastic! - Shure items, as found in back of chest of drawers. These are destined to go onto a recent purchase, a Thorens TP14 on a TD135 mk2 - It'd be great if the (rather ugly looking) original headshells weren't so expensive - it's easy with SME arms, 'cos third-party headshells are plentiful. I don't know if such headshells that fit the Thorens socket are so easy to get... temptingly, an SME 'shell fits into the socket on Thorens arms, but uses much shorter contacts, so won't actually do the job - any comments, anyone?
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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by simonineaston » 09 Jun 2019 13:39

PS - I've just measured the diameter of an SME headshell shaft, as well as that of the Thorens pictured in the previous post... they're the same. Coincidence? Almost certainly not. Was there some informal standard, back in the day when removable headshells were more common?

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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by Delta667 » 09 Jun 2019 16:11

Encouraged by the previous result ...
It is filled with isoprene rubber))
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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by user510 » 09 Jun 2019 23:41

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_2157.jpg

A Shure M91E, original version with a fresh EVG stylus assembly mounted. Tonearm is the Thorens TP14.

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_2152.jpg
What's interesting (to me) about the M91E is its steel clip that holds it in place by clamping tightly. There are two grab points that the clip must hook onto or it might still clamp the cartridge firmly, but with incorrect alignment geometry.

http://www.theanalogdept.com/images/spp ... C_2151.jpg

Headshell is the Thorens TP50 which was used on the TP14, TP25 and TP13 tonearms.

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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by Delta667 » 10 Jun 2019 08:44

simonineaston wrote:
09 Jun 2019 10:30
engineering takes second place to bling...
No danger of that, with these three piccies of early - and very plastic! - Shure items, as found in back of chest of drawers. These are destined to go onto a recent purchase, a Thorens TP14 on a TD135 mk2 - It'd be great if the (rather ugly looking) original headshells weren't so expensive - it's easy with SME arms, 'cos third-party headshells are plentiful. I don't know if such headshells that fit the Thorens socket are so easy to get... temptingly, an SME 'shell fits into the socket on Thorens arms, but uses much shorter contacts, so won't actually do the job - any comments, anyone?DSC_4182.jpgDSC_4189.jpgDSC_4199.jpg
The easiest option is to replace the jack on the arm under the standard shell, and sell your shell. :)
All other options will lead you to suffering and loss of contact.
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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by Delta667 » 10 Jun 2019 08:47

Delta-Compromise
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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by balky » 10 Jun 2019 08:58

Delta667 wrote:
10 Jun 2019 08:47
Delta-Compromise
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Nice... :D

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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by Delta667 » 10 Jun 2019 11:52

Bobby, you can consider yourself co-authoring this cartridge. :wink:
Compromise found. :D

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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by balky » 10 Jun 2019 12:07

Delta667 wrote:
10 Jun 2019 11:52
Bobby, you can consider yourself co-authoring this cartridge. :wink:
Compromise found. :D
Yes, with the wooden sides and all... =D> =D> =D>
Is that burnt Cactus I see there?

It really looks special...

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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by Delta667 » 10 Jun 2019 13:07

Yes, this is my "brand" cactus heat treated.
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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by simonineaston » 10 Jun 2019 13:46

The easiest option is to replace the jack on the arm under the standard shell, and sell your shell.
Now there's a thought!
Post Script: Ain't it great that we have folks from Russia, the US and everyone else, including my good self from little GB, of course, happily chatting about one of our favourite subjects and sharing great photos! A good example I hope is followed by many others! :D

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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by balky » 10 Jun 2019 14:15

Delta667 wrote:
10 Jun 2019 13:07
Yes, this is my "brand" cactus heat treated.
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I think I might have an idea where this is heading... :D

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Re: Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Post by No Method » 11 Jun 2019 03:50

Ideas for a replacement stylus?
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