Mystery cart.

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fanderson
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Mystery cart.

Post by fanderson » 11 Oct 2019 00:24

Hello. I wonder if anyone could help me identify this cartridge(see image) . it has no mounting screws but has four leads like a 1/2 inch. It has the letters RH stamped in front. It came with a dual 510 turntable I recently acquired. The cart is held in place by a the set of spring loaded clamps coming from the mounting hardware. It came with a stylus that looks to an Astatic brand. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Mystery cart.

Post by fanderson » 11 Oct 2019 00:25

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Re: Mystery cart.

Post by billshurv » 11 Oct 2019 00:26

Looks like a Shure M75-6S with that clamp

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Re: Mystery cart.

Post by circularvibes » 11 Oct 2019 02:14

It not only looks like an early M75, it has an N91 stylus. a good match because the unnecessary plastic body of later versions don't get in the way giving you more stylus options.

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Re: Mystery cart.

Post by bernard1 » 11 Oct 2019 08:52

Yes, it is a Shure M75 but it is not correctly fit in it's clamp: the front protuberance (?) should fit into the front slot.
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Re: Mystery cart.

Post by BMRR » 11 Oct 2019 16:01

There is also a small metal tab on the back of the mount that has to grab the top edge of the rear of the cartridge. Then when you push the cartridge up into place, the little bump on the front of the cartridge will snap tightly into that slot in the mount, and the entire cartridge will be locked into the mount very securely. If there is any looseness, it is not locked in correctly.

The cartridge could also be an M74 or M81. The bodies were all the same, only differentiated by the type of stylus they came with. These were known as the Shure "Easy Mount" cartridges. The early M91, early M92, and M93 were also in the Easy Mount series but they have a textured outer shell rather than smooth.

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Re: Mystery cart.

Post by wolfie62 » 13 Oct 2019 04:12

I have one missing an easy mount clip. Oddly, even though a Shure cart, it has a sticker recommending a Pfanstiehl stylus, for the V15 type II, I believe.
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Re: Mystery cart.

Post by BMRR » 13 Oct 2019 16:31

There was a time when Pfanstiehl purchased Shure cartridges in bulk, repackaged them and sold them. That cart with the Pfanstiehl sticker is probably an example of that. :) 4763-DE is indeed the part number for Pfanstiehl's V15 II stylus. The V15 II uses the same generator as the M75/M91 et al. I have a JICO V15 II stylus and it works/sounds great in these bodies.

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