How many cartridges do you have?

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How many cartridges do you have?

1
113
11%
2
144
14%
3
147
14%
4
121
11%
5
112
11%
6
66
6%
7
36
3%
8
37
3%
9
27
3%
10 to 20
156
15%
21 to 30
40
4%
31 to 40
20
2%
41 to 50
12
1%
51 to 60
6
1%
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: 1058

dnb4
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by dnb4 » 06 Jun 2019 04:00

Ortofon 2M Black
Ortofon 2M Mono SE
VAS Nova
Ortofon OM 40 Gold

blazer
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by blazer » 07 Jun 2019 01:26

blazer wrote:
12 Mar 2019 04:55
Im a newb and I already have 5! LOL!!
And when I finally upgrade my TT I will buy at least 2 more smh!

AT95E w/ LP Gear CARBON FIDELITY CFN95SE stylus
2M Red
2M Mono
MP-110
The Vessel A3SE
Update: Added Shure M95ED with original stylus. I really like the sound of this one and will be
updating the stylus to a Jico SAS very soon!

wojtekf
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by wojtekf » 07 Jun 2019 16:12

- Goldring 1042
- Goldring Eroica LX
- Ortofon Rondo Bronze (re-tipped)
- Ortofon Salsa (re-tipped)
- Ortofon X1 (re-tipped)
- Ortofon MC Vigor
- Sumiko Blue Point No. 2 (re-tipped)
- Sumiko Moonstone

rvb
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by rvb » 12 Jun 2019 20:26

- Empire MC 5M, after 32 years retired because of total wear
- Denon DL110, after 32 years again in function till total wear (expected ~2030)

Tetonbound
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Tetonbound » 15 Jun 2019 01:10

Ortofon 2M Black
Ortofon 2M Mono SE
Ortofon Cadenza Black

StuieJW
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by StuieJW » 19 Jun 2019 20:01

Ortofon 2M Black
Ortofon 2M Blue (100 anniversary)

Nnicola
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Nnicola » 08 Jul 2019 05:52

Shure M97xE with original and JICO styli
Ortofon 2M Red
Audio Technica AT3600
Empire 2300 E/III with aftermarket stylus
Pickering V-15 A/T-2 with original and aftermarket styli

Amended reply to this post:

I now have 6 cartridges.

My newest acquisition is a Shure M91 ED with a NOS stylus.

ethorn66
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by ethorn66 » 11 Jul 2019 13:54

I love this hobby!💿
Currently I have 51, mostly audio-technica
Here goes...

audio-technica

1 AT120E
2 AT120E
3 AT120E
4 AT120E
5 AT12XE
6 AT1200XE
7 AT12S
8 AT12Sa
9 AT125LC
10 AT100E
11 AT311E
12 AT53W3
13 AT7V
14 AT96E
15 AT96E
16 AT122LP
17 AT777
18 AT70
19 AT250
20 AT92E
21 DR500LC
22 LS300
23 LS450/LT
24 LS500
25 PRO13E
26 PRO14S
27 SIGNET TK3Ea
28 VM540ML
29 VS235EP

ACUTEX

30 M312STR
31 M410E
32 M410E
33 M410E
34 M410E
35 M106 OR M107E ?

36 ADC QLM32MKIII

37 EMPIRE 2000 E/III

38 GRADO F-1+

39 PFANSTIEHL DARK HORSE

40 PICKERING XV-15 D400
41 PICKERING XV-15 1200E

42 PIONEER PN-3MC

SHURE

43 RXT5
44 M55E
45 M91E
46 M91E
47 M97Xe
48 V15V-MR
49 PREMIER

50 SONIC SONUS GOLD/BLUE

51 STANTON 680EE

:lol:

wojtekf
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by wojtekf » 11 Jul 2019 22:55

wojtekf wrote:
07 Jun 2019 16:12
- [Just added] Audio Technica AT-150Ea
- Goldring 1042
- Goldring Eroica LX
- Ortofon Rondo Bronze (re-tipped)
- Ortofon Salsa (re-tipped)
- Ortofon X1 (re-tipped)
- Ortofon MC Vigor
- Sumiko Blue Point No. 2 (re-tipped)
- Sumiko Moonstone

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by trainer » 05 Aug 2019 03:00

Newbie here;
Question. What happens as cartridges age? I hear about "breaking them in" but what if one is say 30 years old, but with a new stylus. What changes could be expected over the years? Assuming a good stylus, is a "vintage" cartridge as good as originally after many years of use?

BMRR
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by BMRR » 05 Aug 2019 13:03

The "breaking them in" you've heard about really only applies to the stylus, not the cartridge body — at least as far as moving magnet and moving iron cartridges are concerned. Moving coil cartridges are a different matter. A 30 year old moving magnet or moving iron cartridge with a new stylus will perform the same as when the cartridge was new.

jscott909
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by jscott909 » 05 Aug 2019 22:00

Grado Black 2
2 Ortofon Concorde Pro S
Shure M97xe (RIP)
Ortofon OM 10

Issuesman666
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Issuesman666 » 14 Aug 2019 03:27

Ortofon 2M Blue.

Audio Technics 540VML(Just installed).

Shure M44-7 with M55E stylus.

Stanton 680HP(Retired).

cgm18
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by cgm18 » 15 Aug 2019 19:16

Linn Klyde
Grado Ref Ref1
Kiseki Blue Gold Spot
Decca Super Gold
Benz Ace L
Goldring Elite

The last two have been added over the past year or so, at the moment I have the Kiseki, Benz & Elite hooked up, just like a bit of variety.

jartv
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by jartv » 26 Aug 2019 15:38

Audio technica atoc9 mkII
Pickering xuv
ortofon rondo red
Stanton 681eee
Shure m91ed
Philips ga400

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