How many cartridges do you have?

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How many cartridges do you have?

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113
11%
2
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14%
3
147
14%
4
119
11%
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111
11%
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65
6%
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36
3%
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37
4%
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26
2%
10 to 20
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15%
21 to 30
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4%
31 to 40
21
2%
41 to 50
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1%
51 to 60
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101 or more
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Total votes: 1051

Bugler
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Bugler » 22 Dec 2015 03:01

Audio Technica AT30E
Empire 660EEE
Stanton 681EEE-II-S
ReVox/AKG P20MDR
Grado Gold1
Grado Blue

Plus a bunch of lesser quality cartridges that I don't use anymore. ADC, Pickering, Audio Technica

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by rkay5 » 24 Dec 2015 00:30

My cartridge list:
Dynavector Karat 17D3
AT OC9 II
AT OC10
Denon Dl-160
Denon DL-301mkII
Denon DL-S1
Denon DL-S1 re-tipped by SS
Denon DL-55II
Denon DL-103R
The Dynavector Karat 17D3 is my favorite next the Denon DL-S1 a close 2nd.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by cgm18 » 28 Dec 2015 16:36

Just this 4

Linn Klyde
Grado Ref Ref1
Kiseki Blue Gold Spot
Decca Super Gold

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by trames » 29 Dec 2015 00:25

Hi! :byebye: Grado snob here.

Green
ME+ Mono
Platinum Statement 1

Next one will be up one notch to the Sonata Statement 2 or if I am feeling adventurous, the Master Statement 2.

I also have a B&O Beogram TX2 turntable with a Soundsmith MMC3 cart. But the table has an issue that when the linear tracking arm gets near the center of a record, there is a clunking sound. :cry:

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by frodosting9 » 29 Dec 2015 20:59

A few weeks ago I updated my handy fridge list: more than 22 cartridges. I'm too lazy today to detail my list but I can give you the brands:

Audio Technica (AT440MLa; AT110, AT120, AT130, AT962XE)
Stanton
Shure (including the beautiful M97)
Ortofon (F15, FF15XE, N120)
ADC (Integra, XLM, others)

Cheers from Westlake, Ohio.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by nuso » 04 Jan 2016 18:34

My cartridge list:
Acutex 312STR
Acutex 412STR
Acutex 415STR
Audio Technica AT95
Audio Technica DS5
Audio Technica ATN3100XE
Audioquest 505
Azden YM P20e
Denon DL303
Dual DMS-245
Nagaoka JT555
Ortofon MC15 Super mk2 (2012 production)
Ortofon MC10 Supreme
Ortofon VMS30 MKII
Stanton 500
Supex SD-901E
Technics EPC207C
Technics EPC205 CIIX (EPS-205EX stylus w. Ti cantilever)
Yamaha MC-7

I like discovering cartridges from different era, curious about their sound properties, construction and materials affecting sound. Experimenting with headshells, preamps etc is part of the fun too. Ortofon MC15 Super mk2 is my favourite.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by audiop » 04 Jan 2016 19:59

audio-technica AT-24,AT-20SS LE, AT-15SS LE,JICO MM-1 SAS,Nagaoka MP-500,MP-50 SUPER,MP-100,ZYX YATRA,BENZ GLIDER SLMR,DENON DL-103.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by The Fast » 05 Jan 2016 23:14

1-A&R Cambridge P-77
2-Acutex M 412 STR LMP
3-Acutex M 412 STR LMP
4-Acutex M 315 STR III
5-Acutex M 315 STR III
6-Acutex M 315 III LPM
6-Acutex M 320 III LPM
7-Acutex M415 STR LMP
8-ADC ZLM
9-AKG P 8E Super Nova
10-AKG P 8E Super Nova
11-Audio Technica At 95 E
12-Audio Technica At 15SS
13-B&O MMC 1
14-Clearaudio Virtuoso
15-Denon Dl-304
16-Denon DL-S1
17-Empire 4000 D III
18-Empire 4000 D III
19-Grace F-9 F
20-JVC 4MD-20X
21-Micro Acoustics MP 530
22-Numark Groove Tool
23-Ortofon OM 40
24-Panasonic EPC-405C
25-Shure M-91 ED
26-Shure M-95 HE
27-Shure M95 Shibata Astatic
28-Shure 24 H
29-Shure V-15 II
30-Shure V-15 III
31-Shure V-15 III MR
32-Supex SMM 100 Mk III
33-Supex SMM 100 Mk II 25
34-Stanton 981 LZH
35-Technics EPC P 205 Mk III
36-Technics EPC 205 Mk III
36-Technics EPC P 100 Mk IV
37-Technics EPC 405 C

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by frodosting9 » 05 Jan 2016 23:44

Showoff!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
The Fast wrote:1-A&R Cambridge P-77
2-Acutex M 412 STR LMP
3-Acutex M 412 STR LMP
4-Acutex M 315 STR III
5-Acutex M 315 STR III
6-Acutex M 315 III LPM
6-Acutex M 320 III LPM
7-Acutex M415 STR LMP
8-ADC ZLM
9-AKG P 8E Super Nova
10-AKG P 8E Super Nova
11-Audio Technica At 95 E
12-Audio Technica At 15SS
13-B&O MMC 1
14-Clearaudio Virtuoso
15-Denon Dl-304
16-Denon DL-S1
17-Empire 4000 D III
18-Empire 4000 D III
19-Grace F-9 F
20-JVC 4MD-20X
21-Micro Acoustics MP 530
22-Numark Groove Tool
23-Ortofon OM 40
24-Panasonic EPC-405C
25-Shure M-91 ED
26-Shure M-95 HE
27-Shure M95 Shibata Astatic
28-Shure 24 H
29-Shure V-15 II
30-Shure V-15 III
31-Shure V-15 III MR
32-Supex SMM 100 Mk III
33-Supex SMM 100 Mk II 25
34-Stanton 981 LZH
35-Technics EPC P 205 Mk III
36-Technics EPC 205 Mk III
36-Technics EPC P 100 Mk IV
37-Technics EPC 405 C

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by almabes » 12 Jan 2016 02:05

Not including 10+ Ortofons and 5 or so AT92ECDs I keep in stock for mounting on turntables and vending to the vinyl loving masses...

1. Shure M97xE
2. Shure/Realistic RXT6 (Jico SAS in this one)
3. 2 Shure M91ED (Hi-Track Styli, too)
4. Ortofon MC-1 turbo
5. Ortofon 2M Red/Blue
6. Shure M44G
7. Stanton 681EEE (Sadly without the Stereohedonism stylus)
8. AT15SS (Nude Shibata on a Be cantilever)
9. Micro Seiki something or other
10. 10 or 15 different Assorted Audio-Technicas that came in with broken styli (AT11XE, AT3600, AT????)
11. Something unidentifiable that came off a Dual
12. Some Technics EPCs
13. Some assorted Stanton and Pickering P Mounts
14. Grado Prestige Black
15. AT120Eb

Probably some others I am forgetting about.
The RXT6 with a N97 JICO SAS is my daily driver right now. It's on a Technics SL-M2, plugged into a Kenwood KR-9940. The high inductance of the Shure helps mellow out the 100k ohm input impedance of the 9940 without tweaking the treble knob down. I tried a Super OM 10 on a table plugged into the 9940 and it about blew my head off, till I killed the treble.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by stevoz » 12 Jan 2016 02:56

I now have three, after saying in a previous post that I have one, and swearing that I have no intention of getting any more, and that anyone who has a lot is stupid :roll:.....apologies for that!! To be fair on myself, I decided to get a second cart when I became convinced I couldn't get a replacement stylus for my Grace cart. Then an Ebay bargain popped up, a new Grace RS8c stylus, plus Grace F8 cart with original stylus in excellent condition. I had to buy that lot to get the RS8c for my cart. So now I find myself with three carts, and I must admit, I'm a bit excited :lol: ! So they are 1: Grace F8c(my original), 2: Grace F8, and 3: Shure M97xe(getting an Ed Saunders Hyper-elliptical for Shure V15xMR, to upgrade the M97xe). I do see the merits of having different sounding carts for different purposes/music types, and also to save on stylus wear/degradation. I won't swear that I will never get more, but I think I'll be happy for awhile...... :wink:

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by almabes » 12 Jan 2016 03:10

My cartridge collection came from a crap load of broken turntables I have bought, fixed, and sold with new cartridges I can get OEM styli for. The various Ortofons are a result of experimentation and using them on the house SL-1200 at the shop. I won't sell a cartridge I haven't personally tried, and what better way to try them out than abuse them in a record store!
I sell Ortofon at the shop because they were the only manufacturer I could go direct with and not have to open up with an $8k order <coughs Shure>. I also helps they make a damn good cartridge, to boot!

It just sucks Ortofon doesn't make a T4P any more, and has no plans to make one any time soon, according to their US Sales Manager.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Tim70_99 » 22 Jan 2016 00:29

Current collection

Ortofon MC25FL
Ortofon 510 Mkll
Ortofon VMS20E Mkll (needs new stylus)
Sansui SC50 (needs new stylus)
Goldring G800 Super E (fitted with after market E stylus - dreadful)
Glanz GMC-10LX
Rega Super Elys (seen better days)
Realistic 1000XT
Shure M75ED T2 + spare N75EJ stylus
Shure M55E (needs new stylus)
Shure M95ED + spare N95EJ stylus
Shure M97XE
Sonotone V100

I think that's the lot.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by vxx » 24 Jan 2016 20:15

Technics SL-15 direct Drive TT with Boron canti carts EPC 205 MK3, EPC 310

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another setup, Mitchell Gyrodec and SME V:

Denon 103

Sumiko Blue Point Special (made Special with very sharp cutting tools)

Shure V15 MR

Audio Techics OC-9

Benz Micro Ace Red

Guys, should I aim for Benz Micro Glider, or is Benz Ace as good? What would be a substantial, noticablee next step up from Benz Ace? Is there a point to look into exotic carts? I feel Technics SL-15 Direct Drive TT with EPC-205 MK3 is not far behind Gyrodec with SME V and Benz Micro Ace Red. In fact, I feel AT OC9 is one of the top carts for any money.
What do you think, please?
Is there a reason to get into Transfiguration and such territory, please?

Greetings from Estlands :)

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Wadeh911 » 24 Jan 2016 21:25

Lyra Kleos
Ortofon Quintet Black
Dynavector 10x5
Goldring 1012GX
Acura 320STR
ADC ZLM

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