Garrard Ap75 - cartridge type

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oschalbroeck
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Garrard Ap75 - cartridge type

Post by oschalbroeck » 23 Dec 2018 21:21

Hi people,

I bought a very nice Garrard AP75 a while ago. Works like a charm. But now I want to change the cartridge and I have no idea what to buy.
I also think the previous owner made some adjustments to the cartridge.

Can anyone give me some advice on what to buy?

Regards,

Olivier
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Re: Garrard Ap75 - cartridge type

Post by DSJR » 27 Dec 2018 14:15

Most modern cartridges at sensible money should be fine in the AP75 (also SL75) tonearm. The only thing to watch is that the auto-lowering on this generation isn't as gentle as the following generations.

Couple of suggestions -

Sumiko Pearl for a retro beefy sound - and bomb-proof stylus mechanicals

Audio Technica AT95E (or EX) and AT520 (endearing classic 95E that works in anything - almost - AT520 has better body innards and is a fine update on the well reviewed AT110E of yesteryear - both track at 1.8g to 2g). Sadly, the VM95's and related Goldring E3 screw in from the top I think, so not suitable straight off...

Nagaoka MP110 - I haven't used one of these for many a year and prices aren't as beer budget as they used to be, but may work ok. The old MP11 used to be AT95 family prices I seem to remember...

Grado Black One - So called 'better' Grado models get duller and duller to me, but the little Black has just enough sparkle to communicate a lot in the music. Revised suspension should be OK with the AP75.

Ortofon OM10 - Universal and lively-raw toned. I like these but some don't...

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Re: Garrard Ap75 - cartridge type

Post by oschalbroeck » 29 Dec 2018 18:08

Many thanks for the wonderful information.
I'll have a look around for the models you suggested.
Will keep you posted on the purchase and the result.

Kind regards,

Olivier

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