Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

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Re: Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

Post by mamakasou » 04 Dec 2019 09:14

Whatever this cartridge is, i thoroughly enjoyed that trip back in time.
Great stuff on-air back then!

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Re: Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

Post by Shattered » 04 Dec 2019 14:43

Based on what I just saw on eBay, it looks like an M115, which was a variant of the M95.

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Re: Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

Post by BMRR » 04 Dec 2019 16:42

Yep, definitely could be an M115.

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Re: Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

Post by alecm33 » 08 Dec 2019 04:11

Cool! Thanks, everyone, for the information. I enjoyed reading all the posts!

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Re: Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

Post by alecm33 » 08 Dec 2019 04:14

mamakasou wrote:
04 Dec 2019 09:14
Whatever this cartridge is, i thoroughly enjoyed that trip back in time.
Great stuff on-air back then!
If you enjoyed that video, take a look at this Top-40 radio video from KGB AM (San Diego) in 1972

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv5KwAwtRxg

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Re: Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

Post by circularvibes » 08 Dec 2019 16:06

Thanks for that Alecm33! I wish we still had that kind of radio. I was surprised to see 3 tables in continuous use. Probably needed with all the under 3 minute singles being played. I think there must have been a lot of cue burn from his use though. I wonder what the carts were in use there. No useful closeups this time. That guy really neede a window to outside though, must have been kinda lonely in that small room.

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Re: Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

Post by KentT » 08 Dec 2019 17:42

BMRR, the V 15 Type II and Type III conical styli did get used in radio, think Classical station use, jazz stations, and easy listening station formats, where higher end tonearms were often used, and sound quality was a priority, and where the formats were slower paced, less frenetic and more mature, careful operators were used. Similar to where the Stanton 681A and EE and even EEE were used.

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Re: Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

Post by 1200y3 » 09 Dec 2019 07:14

The V15IV was conical was one of the best made. I couldn't believe it as a kid growing up-why would they offer a conical for their flagship carts when they were boasting their advanced styli design- it was probably a nude stylus too. #-o

Referring back to the original post, if you probably have to browse through old Shure microphone and pro audio products catalogs. Usually on the last page they'd show their few broadcast use cartridges. The model number usually started with an SC or BC.

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Re: Which Broadcast Cartridge is This?

Post by BMRR » 09 Dec 2019 11:53

Another yellow/beige cart with the same body shape as the M95 is the M24H — Shure's quad-compatible cart. That's another one that would be very unlikely to end up in a radio station, but it's not totally out of the realm of possibility (e.g. if a DJ brought his/her own cart from home).