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How many cartridges do you have?

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10%
2
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13%
3
123
15%
4
92
11%
5
88
10%
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47
6%
7
27
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4%
9
20
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10 to 20
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16%
21 to 30
37
4%
31 to 40
17
2%
41 to 50
6
1%
51 to 60
4
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61 to 70
3
0%
71 to 80
4
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81 to 90
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101 or more
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Total votes : 844

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby zimbo » 08 May 2018 23:23

Hi,

my collection over the last 10 years.....

  1. Ortofon Venice
  2. Ortofon Vero
  3. Ortofon MC20 Super
  4. Ortofon MC15 Super
  5. Ortofon MC200
  6. Ortofon SPU Classic N
  7. Ortofon Statement
  8. Orotofon SL15
  9. Accuphase AC-3
  10. Incognito Shibui
  11. ZYX R50 Bloom
  12. Philips GP420
  13. Pioneer PC70MC
  14. JVC MC-1
  15. JVC MC-2E
  16. JVC MC-5E
  17. JVC X-2
  18. JVC (Victor) U-1E
  19. Benz Micro MC-1
  20. Dynavector XX-2
  21. Elac EMC-1
  22. Wega XL 42S
  23. Pickering XSV-3000SP
  24. Technics EPC P202C
  25. Technics EPC 310MC
  26. Technics EPC 205C IIX
  27. B&O MMC 20 CL
  28. Stanton 890 AL DJpro

best regards
Sascha
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby zimbo » 10 May 2018 21:54

Hi,

how do you keep your pickups up?
I do use mounting brackets from Audio Technica headshell packaging in DIY wood frames and a converted corkscrew box......

41324

41325

best regards
Sascha
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby EdAInWestOC » 11 May 2018 12:49

My collection has changed:

1) Ortofon Windfeld Ti
2) Ortofon Quintet Black S
3) Denon DL-103D (SoundSmith retipped with Ruby cantilever and Optimized Contact Line stylus)
4) Denon DL-103R (SoundSmith retipped with Boron cantilever and Contact Line stylus)
5) Denon DL-103D (stock)
6) Denon DL-103M (stock)
7) Shure Ultra 500 (w/original Shure stylus and JICO SAS replacement)
8) Grado FT+
9) Signet TK7e

(Plus some old cartridge bodies hanging around...from upgrades long ago)

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby JeffS7444 » 06 Jun 2018 03:48

AT95E (came with turntable)
Ortofon 2M Red

Am pleased with the Ortofon Red so far. Only have it loaded with maybe 25 pf of capacitance (could perhaps go higher).
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby octavius » 16 Jun 2018 18:28

1. AT440MLb
2. ATN150SA
3. Nagaoka MP-110
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby BMRR » 18 Jun 2018 21:13

Here's my latest list. A few carts have gone to new homes, and there are five newcomers.

New additions are in bold:


  1. ADC K8E
  2. ADC QLM 30 Mk III
  3. ADC XLM Improved Mk II
  4. Audio-Technica AT95E
  5. Audio-Technica AT130E (body only)
  6. Audio-Technica AT132EP
  7. Audio-Technica AT132EP
  8. Audio-Technica AT150MLX
  9. Audio-Technica AT201P
  10. Audio-Technica AT3600
  11. Audio-Technica AT440MLb
  12. Audio-Technica AT450
  13. Audio-Technica AT910 (body only)
  14. Audio-Technica DR150 (body only)
  15. Audio-Technica LS300 (body only)
  16. Audio-Technica SS445E/U
  17. Audio-Technica SS550LC/U (body only)
  18. Audio-Technica VM750SH
  19. Chuo Denshi MG09D
  20. Denon DL-103
  21. Denon DL-103
  22. Empire 205 LT
  23. Empire 2008 Improved (body only)
  24. Empire RM 350LT
  25. Excel QD700C
  26. Excel ES-70S
  27. Grado FT+ (body only)
  28. Grado FT+ (body only)
  29. Grado FT+ (body only)
  30. Grado FT+ (body only)
  31. Grado MF3E+ (with Prestige Blue1 stylus)
  32. Grado Prestige Black1
  33. Grado ZF3E+ (body only)
  34. Grado ZF3E+, P-mount version (with Prestige Black1 stylus)
  35. Numark CS-1
  36. Numark CS-1
  37. Ortofon 2m Blue
  38. Ortofon Concorde Pro S
  39. Ortofon Concorde Pro S
  40. Ortofon OM (body only)
  41. Ortofon OMP (body only)
  42. Ortofon TM7
  43. Pickering U38/AT
  44. Pickering unlabeled P-mount, gold V-15-style body
  45. Pickering V-15/ACE-3 (body only)
  46. Pickering XL-33U
  47. Pickering XV-15, gray body (body only)
  48. Pickering XV-15, gold body
  49. Realistic [Audio-Technica] RX1500 (body only)
  50. Realistic [Shure] R700E (body only)
  51. Shure 1200 HRP (body only)
  52. Shure M31E
  53. Shure M32E
  54. Shure M44-7
  55. Shure M44C (body only)
  56. Shure M44G
  57. Shure M95ED (with JICO SAS boron stylus)
  58. Shure M97xE
  59. Shure M110HE (body only)
  60. Shure RM950ED (identical to M95ED; body only)
  61. Shure SC35C
  62. Shure TM2E (body only)
  63. Shure V15 III (with JICO hyperelliptical stylus)
  64. Sony VL-30G (body only)
  65. Sony XL-15 (body only)
  66. Sony XL-15S (same as XL-15 but comes premounted on Sony headshell)
  67. Stanton 500 (body only)
  68. Stanton 500 MkIII (body only)
  69. Stanton 500B
  70. Stanton 500B
  71. Stanton 680 EE (body only)
  72. Stanton 680 EL MkII-x
  73. Stanton 681 (MkII or MkIII?) (body only)
  74. Stanton L720
  75. Stanton L720
  76. Sumiko Pearl (body only)
  77. Technics P153S
  78. Victor MD-1004
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby jusbe » 20 Jun 2018 18:15

ewgensubaru wrote:Happy New Year !
This is my cartridges and transformers collection.
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That's a pretty awesome array you have there! I like the SUTs you have as well. :D
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby hensa » 28 Jun 2018 04:25

I get a fright every time I go through an exercise like this and realise just how many cartridges are in my collection! :shock: Highlighted in bold are those currently in use:

1. Audio Technica AT-150E/G
2. Benz-Micro Wood L2
3. Dynavector Karat DV-23R
4. Dynavector Karat 17D2
5. Empire D4000/I
6. Grace F-9E
7. Ortofon OM-40
8. Ortofon Samba
9. Ortofon OMP-20 (p-mount)
10. Pickering XSV-4000
11. Pickering TMZ 22E (p-mount)
12. Stanton WOS CS-100 (x2)
14. Technics EPC-205C
15. Technics EPC-310MC (p-mount) (x3)
18. Transfiguration Axia-S
19. Zyx R50 Bloom
20. Van den Hul DDT II Special

Always hard to pick a favourite and they run in different arms and on different turntables but if forced, I'd go with the Axia-S which is a superb all-rounder. The Stanton WOS CS-100 is the pick of my MMs.
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby colcol » 28 Jun 2018 19:24

only two, the 1st for 33.3 and 45 rpm and the 2nd for 78's (record player is the AT-LP120)
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby IndigoRock2001 » 03 Jul 2018 03:22

I have an at440mlb since this cartridge seems to have quite a following, and then the cart that came with the at TT, don't remember it's designation. The difference between the 2 is very profound, one has very pronounced high end and low end, the at440mlb had very pronounced midrange and a nice amount of base. I have some yamaha powered computer speakers hooked to the LR front speakers to supliment the tweeters. But I have spoken elswhere about my propensity for many multiple speakers to get the full range of sound. The at440mlb had a huge amount of base response when it was new, but to my dissapointment as it breaks in this is going away replaced at the moment by a disturbing amount of sibelalance in the base range. I'm hoping as this cart breaks in further this will disappear. I'm not well healed enough to have the full range of carts I would like, but am hoping to run across a $1,500 cart at a good will and snag it.
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby themisto462 » 05 Jul 2018 17:55

Befor I lose track - here is an updated list.

As always, the new ones are in bold:


  1. Acutex M 310 II E
  2. AKG P10 ED
  3. Akai PC-120
  4. Akai PC-150
  5. audio-technica AT10
  6. audio-technica AT10G
  7. audio-technica AT110E ...NOS
  8. audio-technica AT1001 JWS SUPER E
  9. audio-technica AT120E/T
  10. audio-technica AT120E/T
  11. audio-technica AT13E
  12. audio-technica AT13Ea
  13. audio-technica AT13EaV
  14. audio-technica AT150E/G
  15. audio-technica AT150MLX
  16. audio-technica AT150MLX
  17. audio-technica AT150Sa
  18. audio-technica AT150Ti
  19. audio-technica AT155LC
  20. audio-technica AT20SLa
  21. audio-technica AT-21X
  22. audio-technica AT22
  23. audio-technica AT-35 (with AT35-5D stylus)
  24. audio-technica AT410E/OCC
  25. audio-technica AT440MLb ...NOS
  26. audio-technica AT450E/OCC
  27. audio-technica AT450E/OCC
  28. audio-technica AT-55S
  29. audio-technica AT71E
  30. audio-technica AT84EX
  31. audio-technica AT85Sa
  32. audio-technica AT96E
  33. audio-technica AT-DS3 ...NOS
  34. audio-technica ATP-4
  35. audio-technica ATP-4 (body only)
  36. audio-technica ATP-5 (XN) ...NOS
  37. audio-technica ATP-6 ...NOS
  38. audio-technica AT-VM3
  39. audio-technica AT-VM3
  40. audio-technica AT-VM3
  41. audio-technica AT-VM3
  42. audio-technica AT-VM3
  43. audio-technica AT-VM3 (with ATN12XE stylus)
  44. audio-technica AT-VM3X
  45. audio-technica AT-VM8
  46. audio-technica AT-VM35F
  47. audio-technica M13E
  48. audio-technica MS-1300Ea
  49. Bellex BXū50NE
  50. Hitachi DM (VFS 261)
  51. Hitachi MT-15
  52. Hitachi MT-30
  53. Hitachi MT-35 (with ATN 95EX stylus)
  54. Hitachi MT-101
  55. Hitachi MT-103 (with AN-308 stylus)
  56. Hitachi MT-103
  57. Hitachi VM (VFS 260)
  58. Hitachi VM (VFS 260)
  59. Hitachi VM (VFS 260)
  60. LoD MT-23
  61. ortofon DN166E / Dual ULM66E
  62. ortofon OD20
  63. Philips GP 400 II
  64. Piezo YM-102
  65. Piezo YM-122
  66. Piezo YM-125
  67. Piezo YM-308 II E
  68. Piezo YM-308 II E (with AN-308 stylus)
  69. Shure M 75-6 S
  70. Technics EPC 207 C

... to be continued (?).
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby plastico » 10 Jul 2018 01:17

Quick update;
Audio Technica ART9
Denon 103r Pulse rebodied
Denon DL-301 mk2
Denon DL-160
Dynavector 10x5
Cheers, Doug
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby Codeward89 » 03 Aug 2018 16:17

I voted 5 then remembered I have two old silver bodied ADCs, not one, and a micro touch cartridge on an old Zenith console. So I guess I have 7.
ADC K8E
ADC QLM 30 Mk III
ADC XLM Mk II Improved
Audio Technica CN5625al
Pioneer PN-3MC
Shure M97xe
Zenith micro touch 2g
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Postby victoriobenatti » 19 Aug 2018 13:56

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-Ortofon MC15 Super II
-Ortofon MC20 Super II
-Denon DL-103R
-Audio Technica OC9ML/II
-LP Gear BIN 323
-Dynavector 10X MC
-Goldring 1042
-Pickering XSV-3000
-Acutex M312III STR
-Shelter 201
-Shure V15 type IV
-Micro Acoustics 282-e
-Clearaudio Concept V2
-Technics 270C
-Axxis Model V
-Stanton 681EEEMKIII
-Grace F-9E
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