NOS Ortofon VMS 30 MkII

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krenzler
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NOS Ortofon VMS 30 MkII

Post by krenzler » 01 Feb 2006 01:23

I just bought a NOS/NIB Ortofon VMS 30 MkII (haven't received it yet). I'm wondering how these old Ortofon moving iron designs hold up against age (it's 20 years old!). I've read both positive and negative comments about NOS cartridges. It seems that some brands hold up better than others. Has anybody had NOS experiences with this model (or others from the VMS line)? Are the potential problems limited to the stylus part or is it likely that the rest of the cartridge can be affected too?

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Post by bauzace50 » 01 Feb 2006 01:56

I have the following NOS cartridges purchased in eBay, all are over 15 years old: Empire EDR.9, 880p, and 1000 GT-II; ADC XLM II Improved; Sonus Silver.
Only the ADC and Sonus could seem compromised by age. All the others work so well that I would not suspect them from any type of deterioration at all.
Good luck!

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