jdjohn wrote:Yeah, that's a special P-headshell unique to that tonearm, I think. Here is a 1/2" headshell for it https://www.turntableneedles.com/Yamaha ... _3914.html but it's kind of expensive. The 1/2" will give you more options in the long run, but it is an investment.
As-is, you will need a P-mount cartridge. A good budget choice is an AT92ECD.
nat wrote:Aren't essentially all Grado styli for the plastic body models interchangeable? You could use a red or green at reasonable cost.
BMRR wrote:In that case, just put an AT92E on it and call it good. It'll outperform the Grado anyway.
BMRR wrote:The 3482 is a bit more forgiving of surface noise, but it has a lot more inner groove distortion than the 92E. I'd rather hear surface noise than IGD but that's my personal preference.