How many cartridges do you have?

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How many cartridges do you have?

1
113
11%
2
143
14%
3
146
14%
4
119
11%
5
111
11%
6
65
6%
7
36
3%
8
37
4%
9
26
2%
10 to 20
154
15%
21 to 30
39
4%
31 to 40
21
2%
41 to 50
12
1%
51 to 60
5
0%
61 to 70
3
0%
71 to 80
3
0%
81 to 90
3
0%
91 to 100
2
0%
101 or more
10
1%
 
Total votes: 1048

senso
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by senso » 18 Nov 2015 00:08

nezbleu wrote:
senso wrote: ORTOFON MC 15 MK2
I also have an Ortofon MC15 Super Mk II, but sadly it has a broken cantilever. :(
a ortofon MC RED quintet :D for replaçement

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by dawgfish1 » 19 Nov 2015 23:52

Hi all! I'm a first time poster, but long time lurker. My current cartridge inventory is:

Technics EPC 205 mk3 (also have a mk4 stylus)
Grace F9 Ruby
Audio Technica AT-160
Nagaoka MP50
Cartridge Man Music Maker 3
Signet TK-10ml
Signet TK-5ea
Grado Reference Platinum
Grado Black with Signature 8MZ stylus
Dynavector DV20XH with Soundsmith Level 2 retip
Dynavector Karat 23R
Shelter 501 mk2
Audio Technica AT33ptg
Denon DL-103 with black and white ebony body
ZU Denon DL-103 Grade 2 prime with Soundsmith Level 3 retip
ZU Denon DL-103R Grade 2
Denon DL-103S with aluminum body
Denon DL-103D
Denon DL-103M
Denon DL-303
Ortofon 2M Black
Denon DL-160
Denon DL-103R with brown ebony body

smeg68

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by smeg68 » 26 Nov 2015 12:15

Decca London Super Gold (Deccapodded)
Denon DL-103R
Goldring Excel GS
Goldring 1040
Digitrac 300SE
Shure M92E
Audio Technica AT-OC5

There are also Glanz, Audio Technica and Technics MM cartridges whose model numbers I can't recall.


vinyl master
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by vinyl master » 04 Dec 2015 10:08

That is certainly a nice set of cartridges! I like the box, too...Custom? :-k

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by victoriobenatti » 04 Dec 2015 16:29

vinyl master,

We won, I and my wife Lydia, a gift that came in this box.
I took this beautiful box and made a jewelry box (consider my cartridges as jewelry) :D .

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by pedroboe » 05 Dec 2015 06:21

Great idea and results. Enjoy and Bravo!

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by pmac » 05 Dec 2015 20:06

Ok, I'll see if I can remember them all-

Audio Note IoLtd
Audio Tekne MC6301
Koetsu Rosewood Signature
Supex 901
Supex 900
Ortofon SPU G Mono
Ortofon SPU G Classic
Fidelity Research FR1 Mk III
Fidelity Research FR-7
Highphonic MC-A3

That's it, I think.

ham-shack
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by ham-shack » 05 Dec 2015 23:50

Only 5:
AT92E
Nagaoka MP-5
Ortofon OM14
Ortofon OM20
Philips GP-500 MkII

hugo casassanta
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by hugo casassanta » 08 Dec 2015 02:21

Shure V15 IV with SAS
Shure V15 III with a VN35MR
Shure M95HE (NIB)
Shure M95HE with Jico HE stylus
Shure M95ED (N.O.S. - one of my all time favourites, currently on the TD 125 MkII with SME 3009 series IIIs)
Shure M91ED (N.O.S.)
Shure M75ECS w/o stylus
Shure M55E with a generic conical stylus (currently on the old Dual 1229Q)
Shure M44E without stylus

Technics EPC 310 MC
Denon DL 301-II
Sumiko Talisman S (needs retipping)
Neat Vertex V70 (needs stylus)
LeSon Axxis Type V (line contact)
Gradiente GC22E (a rebadged Audio Technica ATN 55 XE - currently on the Dual 1235)
Sony XL15 -needs a stylus
Funny thing is I've never cared to count'em. That's 16 altogether, but I have the feeling there may be a couple more I've forgotten to list. :D

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by spunkerboybr » 08 Dec 2015 14:51

I have two carts here: an old AT3400, which has been retired for more than 2 years, and an AT120E body, in use since June 2013. For the AT120E body, I have two styli: the original ATN120E, currently kept for less-than-mint records, and an ATN440MLa, which is my main driver.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by BMRR » 09 Dec 2015 20:01

Updated list. Got rid of the R47XT (one channel died), and added a pre-owned M97xE.
  1. Audio-Technica AT3600L
  2. Audio-Technica AT95E
  3. Audio-Technica AT440MLb
  4. Audio-Technica AT92E (with DR350 stylus)
  5. Audio-Technica AT3482P
  6. Audio-Technica AT211EP
  7. Grado Prestige Black1
  8. Grado ZF3 (with Prestige Black1 stylus)
  9. Pickering XL-33U (with EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  10. Pioneer PC-30 (with Pfanstiehl Shibata stylus)
  11. Realistic [Shure] R25XT (with EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  12. Shure M44G
  13. Shure M44-7
  14. Shure M97xE
  15. Technics P153S


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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by stevoz » 12 Dec 2015 23:32

Look I don't want to BRAG, but I have ONE cartridge. But it's a good one, a Grace F8c. I see from the poll above there's only about 14 people who are in touch with reality, 36 need help, and there's two who's ego's need a full on 'reign in' and multiple sessions on the psychologists couch!! I've never understood why you need more than one! Is everyone else on an eternal, expensive and possibly fruitless search for the 'ultimate cartridge'? Or just on an ego trip? If you can't find ONE cart that is good for all music types, you're either too hard to please or have OCD....just my two cents worth.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Big B5515 » 13 Dec 2015 01:43

stevoz wrote:Look I don't want to BRAG, but I have ONE cartridge. But it's a good one, a Grace F8c. I see from the poll above there's only about 14 people who are in touch with reality, 36 need help, and there's two who's ego's need a full on 'reign in' and multiple sessions on the psychologists couch!! I've never understood why you need more than one! Is everyone else on an eternal, expensive and possibly fruitless search for the 'ultimate cartridge'? Or just on an ego trip? If you can't find ONE cart that is good for all music types, you're either too hard to please or have OCD....just my two cents worth.
While one good cartridge may do the job, some have more than one turntable, or collect older records which require different sized styli. I personally have more than 10 cartridges, all but 3 mounted on a turntable at all times. the 3 extra are a DL110 in a headshell for my main Rega turntable, a AT3600 with 78 stylus in headshell for my ATLP-120, and a spare AT 95e still in the box. On the other hand, I am a little crazy as well.

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