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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 03:46
by vinyl master
Big B5515 wrote: On the other hand, I am a little crazy as well.
If you're :crazy: , Big B, I'm officially "Looney Tunes"! :lol: :lol: :lol:

And to celebrate that fact, I think I'll throw on this 45'...



Anyone else wanna follow me on the psychologist's couch??? :-k ...I'll keep the seat warm fer ya! :lol:

Let's not forget that having more than one cartridge is good for convenience...Do you think I wanna keep taking the cartridge off of one turntable in order to play it on one of other turntables??? That's sheer madness! One reason I have three different examples of my favorite cartridge...And why I have several extra headshells, too!! Don't get me started on the 78's, either! [-X

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 22:01
by lini
stevoz: No, it's just a trick. I.e. by owning enough carts and needles and swapping pretty often, my likelihood of one wearing out before I die is pretty low. ;)

Grinnings from Munich!

Manfred / lini

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 23:06
by stevoz
Big B5515 wrote: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.
Yeah, I was probably a bit harsh there, I wrote it just after I got up, and probably wasn't at my best, mood wise. But I have to add, I don't know why people have more than one TT! I will be upgrading soon, and when I do, my other TT will be back in storage or sold.....If I have a superior product, why would I want to use the inferior one? Each to their own, I suppose, but I just want a 'healthy' obsession with vinyl. It's all good, as long as people are happy.... :D

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 13 Dec 2015 23:10
by stevoz
lini wrote:stevoz: No, it's just a trick. I.e. by owning enough carts and needles and swapping pretty often, my likelihood of one wearing out before I die is pretty low. ;)

Grinnings from Munich!

Manfred / lini
Good point, Manfred. I might buy a second cart......but I worry it might be the start something unhealthy! :D

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 14 Dec 2015 00:33
by stevoz
vinyl master wrote:
If you're :crazy: , Big B, I'm officially "Looney Tunes"! :lol: :lol: :lol:

And to celebrate that fact, I think I'll throw on this 45'...



[-X
That's one BIG turntable!! :D

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 15 Dec 2015 06:16
by Safetyman1005
Blue Oasis, Lyra Delos, Ortophon 2m black

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 17 Dec 2015 22:41
by dmsheehan
damn...guess I better put some of these up for sale....in general order of fondness :)...but changeable depending on the turntable and other components being used.

1. Dynavector karat 17d2 mr
2. Denon DL 301 mkii
3. Dynavector 10x4 mkii
4. Audio Technica AT160ml
5. Signet tk9e and tk9ea
6. Technics 310mc pmount
7. Signet tk8lca pmount
8. Audio Technica AT155lc with atn150mlx stylus
9. Shure v15 type iii
10. Shure vst iii-p pmount
11. Ortofon 100 mc
13. Shure v15 type iv (2)
14. Shure v15 rs with jico sas stylus
15. ADC XLM
16. Signet TK7LCA
17. Denon DL160
18. Audio Technica AT155lc with ATN440MLA stylus
19. Denon DL110
20. ADC XLM mkii improved
21. Shure m91ed with jico sas
22. Shure m91ed with elliptical stylus
23. Denon Dl103
24-29 various Empire cartridges 999 e/x 2000 e iii 1000 z/x 66 e/x 888
30. Signet tk7su
31. Signet MR5.0e
32. Elac STS 344 e (2)
33. Grado Gold
34. Shure RXT4 (2)
35. Signets Tk5ea, T3ea, TK1e
36. ADC qlm32
okay....enough is enough...I am boring myself as well as anyone who is reading this.

very dependent on turntables, tonearms, and systems.

Love my Mitsubishi lt-30...Technics Sl-1100a...Technics SL-MA1....Mitsubishi lt-22... Technics SL-10 and SL-7 and my Elac Miracord 50h turntables among many others that I need to be winnowing out. Lots of experimentation with them and various components and speakers. Its a lovely addiction that harms no one and is wonderful and healthy to participate in. Keep that vinyl spinnning!

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 18 Dec 2015 22:28
by r30inca
GE variable reluctance mono
Empire 880p conical
Pickering P/AC-1 conical
Empire 888SE elliptical
Empire 888TE elliptical
Empire 999VE w/ S999VE elliptical, S888VE elliptical
Empire 1000ZE/X w/ S1000ZE/X elliptical, S999VE/X elliptical, Walco 526-PD Shibata
Ortofon M15E Super elliptical
B&O MMC4000 elliptical (2)
B&O MMC 6000 Pramanik line contact
B&O MMC20CL Pramanik line contact (2)
B&O MMC-1 Pramanik line contact
Ortofon SME30H integrated SME-III CA-1 tone arm w/ STY30 line contact
Ortofon SME30H w/ STY40 Fritz Gyger 70
Ortofon OM body w/ STY40
I have enjoyed tremendous innovation in cartridge design.

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 20 Dec 2015 09:54
by henkNL
At this moment just one :? , Rega Elys 2. But I have just bought a second turntable for which I will buy an Expert Nagaoka Quadra JT-322 3104. And I would like to have a special mono cartridge

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 20 Dec 2015 19:43
by FUGAZI86
don't know if i voted right but i included carts in my drawer i can use in case of emergency which are:
AT91 (Poor but honest)
Grado Black (lifeless but good quality)
Shure M75 cs (never use it i don't know anything).

but my current cart, never dismissed her is a beautiful four years lady today, is her birthday, and she's very Gold... Grado Gold! =)

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 21 Dec 2015 02:39
by jusbe
jusbe wrote:Hmm, currently

Denon 102
Denon 103
Denon 103R
Denon 103Pro
Ortofon SPU GM Classic (Alnico)
Shure V15 III HE (x2)
ADC XLM II (x2)
Pickering 380 (x3)
Pickering XV15/625E (x4)
Pickering XL33U (x4)
Empire P888
Piezo YM308 IIX.

I think I need a few more MCs, higher up the tree maybe. Perhaps a Delos or something like a Miyajima. Or an Io?
Just added an Ortofon Kontrapunkt B to the stable. Hope it gets here before Christmas!

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 21 Dec 2015 07:03
by stevoz
jusbe wrote:
jusbe wrote:Hmm, currently

Denon 102
Denon 103
Denon 103R
Denon 103Pro
Ortofon SPU GM Classic (Alnico)
Shure V15 III HE (x2)
ADC XLM II (x2)
Pickering 380 (x3)
Pickering XV15/625E (x4)
Pickering XL33U (x4)
Empire P888
Piezo YM308 IIX.

I think I need a few more MCs, higher up the tree maybe. Perhaps a Delos or something like a Miyajima. Or an Io?
Just added an Ortofon Kontrapunkt B to the stable. Hope it gets here before Christmas!
Obviously no financial issues for Christmas then....... :roll:

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 21 Dec 2015 23:51
by jusbe
Not this year, for once. But I have agreed to do substantial work for a charity, over the Christmas period (my wife and I haven't had a holiday in 8 years). Got a *big* gift for the wife, too, happy to say.

You'll notice that it's quite an old cartridge, as I have been after a Kontrapunkt for many, many years. Similarly, I finally picked up a Zu Audio Denon 103 too - they've kept me on their list for 4 years and were kind enough to ask if I wanted one from their latest batch. Not too sure how long they will keep making them.

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 22 Dec 2015 00:02
by stevoz
Nice to hear about the charity work, and in regards to the lack of a break, you know what they say, " a new cartridge is as good as a holiday"! :D But seriously, you should go on a nice holiday, even if it means being away from your cartridges for awhile.

Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Posted: 22 Dec 2015 00:50
by jusbe
stevoz wrote:Nice to hear about the charity work, and in regards to the lack of a break, you know what they say, " a new cartridge is as good as a holiday"! :D But seriously, you should go on a nice holiday, even if it means being away from your cartridges for awhile.
:D :lol: I know, I know. We've promised ourselves 2 next year, even if it is only camping... meanwhile, our records should sound a little better.