How many cartridges do you have?

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How many cartridges do you have?

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114
11%
2
146
14%
3
147
14%
4
121
11%
5
112
11%
6
66
6%
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36
3%
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37
3%
9
27
3%
10 to 20
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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
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0%
81 to 90
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0%
101 or more
10
1%
 
Total votes: 1062

Geof777
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Geof777 » 15 Apr 2019 13:38

AdlerW wrote:
30 Mar 2019 17:39
Right now I have:

Ortofon 2M Bronze (thinking of selling)
Nagaoka MP-200 (my favorite so far)
Grado Prestige Silver2
Goldring 2300
Denon DL-110
Audio Technica VM95ML (thinking of selling)

P-mount:

Shure M110HE
Shure MP94E
Technics P28
Audio Technica AT152LP (newest acquisition!)
Interesting collection!
How does your MP200 beat others like Goldring 2300; Ortofon 2M Bronze; Denon DL110
from your perspective? (I am wondering if I should keep or change the MP200 myself - or maybe just a better stylus.)

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by myles » 15 Apr 2019 17:32

Denon DL-103
Denon DL-103R
Audio Technica AT33PTG/II

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by sivagriva » 15 Apr 2019 17:55

Currently:

JVC 4MD-20X
Ortofon FF-15EO
Audio Technica AT-ML140/OCC
Denon DL-301
Denon DL-103M
Dynavector Karat 23R
Dynavector Karat 23RS
Denon DL-103SL
Denon DL-103R
Denon DL-103R (retipped Boron cantilever Micro Line stylus)
Benz Micro RUBY II Open Air
ZYX RS10-02H
Kuzma CAR-30

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by lbls1 » 16 Apr 2019 00:07

Wow I think I can answer this question now. 5!
Shure M44C w/N44-7 Stylus (excellent combination), 97xe (new and not played), v15-vmr (outstanding), Pickering (no model #), Realistic from 1984 on my dormant first turntable.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by EfeTe » 16 Apr 2019 04:52

Just 2. A Clearaudio Performer V2 and a Nagaoka MP-500.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Bob Dillon » 26 Apr 2019 02:16

Bob Dillon wrote:
24 Mar 2019 21:17
Nagaoka MP 110 - with it's . 4 x .7 mil LP and a 4 mil conical 78 stylus.
Shure M97xe - with Vivid Line LP and 3 mil conical 78 stylus (both from LP Gear.) Also stock Shure 78 conical stylus that is intended for the M78S, it fits the 97xe.
Shure M95ed - with LP Gear .3 x .7 replacement stylus. Want to try the Vivid Line with this cart too.
Ortofon Super OM 30 with nude fine line stylus. Have OM10 elliptical stylus for it too, not used.
Denon DL-300 - special elliptical or something it's called with this cart.
Denon 103 with conical stylus.
Stanton 500 mkIII with 2.7 mil conical Stanton 78 stylus. I also have the 'E' stylus for this, not used, don't much like it.
Stanton 500 II with 3 mil LP Gear conical 78 stylus - I also have a 3.5 mil elliptical 78 stylus that can fit either of these Stanton's, plus a 1 mil conical and 1.2 mil elliptical stylus for mono records.
Stanton 680 V3 - with whatever stylus it has, I think it's a conical.
Stanton Trackmaster - doesn't get much use . I might use it to play some trashed 45 rpm or something if need be.
Audio Technica SP78 - moving coil mono 78 rpm cartridge with 2.5 mil conical 78 stylus.
Audio Technica 440mla - currently lacking a stylus, will be rectified. I'd like to find a variant that I can use.
I've added a Denon 103 with a .2 x .7 stylus. It's fun, bold sounding. Very cohesive soundstage.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by znamia » 29 Apr 2019 00:55

Cartridges I've had in the past but don't have anymore

Shure M44
Shure V15 type3
Ortofon MC30supreme
AT Mono3

Currently I have 9 cartridge

Empire 4000D/3
Denon DL103R
EMT TSD-15
Ortofon MC A95
EMT TMD-25
Pierre Clement L6
Pierre Clement L7
Pierre Clement E25B

I'm considering to add more MC stereos which has distinct characteristic like Benz Micro or Koetsu

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by mtqpier » 30 Apr 2019 02:09

Just one, Rega Apheta 2.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by phraidi » 18 May 2019 14:27

Hi 6 carts for now:

Shure SC35C (x2)
Ortofon OM5
Audio Technica AT3600 L (x2)
Audio Technica AT91

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by BMRR » 18 May 2019 14:53

The Great Cartridge Purge of 2019 continues. :wink: My eventual goal is to have no more than 20 cartridges at any given moment — that seems sensible, yes? :lol:

As always, there are a few new additions to the list, but the total number continues to shrink.

New additions are listed in bold. Cartridges that are for sale are listed in green. (PM me if you're interested in these.)
  1. ADC XLM Improved Mk II
  2. Audio-Technica AT130E
  3. Audio-Technica AT132EP with new original stylus (nude .2x.7 elliptical)
  4. Audio-Technica AT132EP
  5. Audio-Technica AT150MLX
  6. Audio-Technica AT3600L
  7. Audio-Technica AT3600L
  8. Audio-Technica AT3600L with BLISS Elliptical Stylus
  9. Audio-Technica AT450
  10. Audio-Technica AT910
  11. Audio-Technica DR150
  12. Audio-Technica SLT96E
  13. Audio-Technica SLT96E
  14. Audio-Technica SS445E/U
  15. Audio-Technica SS550LC/U
  16. Audio-Technica VM750SH
  17. Audio-Technica VM95C
  18. Chuo Denshi MG09D
  19. Denon DL-103
  20. Denon DL-103
  21. Empire 205 LT
  22. Empire EXL 10 with new JICO stylus
  23. Empire LTD 400
  24. Empire RM 350LT
  25. Excel ES-70S with new original ES-70EX stylus (.2x.8 elliptical)
  26. Grado MF1+
  27. Grado Prestige Black1 (new in box)
  28. Grado RP II
  29. Grado ZF3E+, P-mount version
  30. Ortofon Concorde Pro S
  31. Ortofon Concorde Pro S
  32. Ortofon OMP10
  33. Ortofon TM7
  34. Pickering unlabeled P-mount, gold V-15-style body
  35. Pickering V-15/ACE-3
  36. Pickering XL-33U
  37. Pickering XV-15/625E
  38. Realistic [Audio-Technica] RX1500
  39. Realistic [Shure] R1000E
  40. Shure 1200 HRP
  41. Shure M31E with new original USA stylus (.2x.7 elliptical)
  42. Shure M32E with new original USA stylus (.2x.7 elliptical)
  43. Shure M44-7
  44. Shure M44C
  45. Shure M44G
  46. Shure M95ED (with JICO SAS boron stylus)
  47. Shure M110HE
  48. Shure SC35C
  49. Shure TM2E
  50. Shure V15 III (with JICO hyperelliptical stylus)
  51. Sony XL-15 with new original stylus
  52. Sony XL-15
  53. Stanton 500 MkII with new EVG stylus
  54. Stanton 500 MkIII with original box
  55. Stanton 500B
  56. Stanton 500B
  57. Stanton 681EEE MkII
  58. Technics P153S

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Snead » 18 May 2019 20:06

That's a lotta carts, BM.... And it seems a lot of them are duplicates, or pmount versions of the same type.

If you got rid of just the dupes you'd probably have half the present number. Or alternately, keep one body but different styli to fit. That's a lot easier than having extra carts and headshells lying around.

(Said the guy who has 14 carts and even then it 'feels' like about five too many.)

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Nnicola » 19 May 2019 02:50

Shure M97xE
Ortofon 2M Red
Audio Technica AT3600
Empire 2300 E/III
Pickering V-15 A/T-2

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Ghaasl » 21 May 2019 04:23

Ghaasl wrote:
18 Feb 2018 14:46
Ghaasl wrote:Just an OM 5e. Not thrilled with it. Soon to be that and a Nagaoka MP110, if the prices don’t raise too much further.
I just ordered my MP-110 yesterday. It should be here on Wednesday. Looking forward to installation, set-up, and enjoyment.
A few weeks ago, I gifted the OM5E to DasherF and picked up a VM520EB. I’m liking it thus far. Still has significant run in time remaining, though.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by themisto462 » 02 Jun 2019 10:10

Quick update with the latest additions (bold).
  1. Acutex M307IIE...NOS
  2. Acutex M310IIE
  3. AKG P10 ED
  4. Akai PC-120
  5. Akai PC-150
  6. audio-technica AT10
  7. audio-technica AT10G
  8. audio-technica AT110E
  9. audio-technica AT1001 JWS SUPER E
  10. audio-technica AT1001 L&S SUPER E
  11. audio-technica AT120E/T
  12. audio-technica AT120E/T
  13. audio-technica AT13E
  14. audio-technica AT13Ea
  15. audio-technica AT13EaV
  16. audio-technica AT150E/G
  17. audio-technica AT150MLX
  18. audio-technica AT150MLX
  19. audio-technica AT150Sa
  20. audio-technica AT150Ti
  21. audio-technica AT155LC
  22. audio-technica AT20SLa
  23. audio-technica AT-21X
  24. audio-technica AT22
  25. audio-technica AT-33 (MM cartridge!)
  26. audio-technica AT-35 (with AT35-5D stylus)
  27. audio-technica AT410E/OCC
  28. audio-technica AT440MLb[
  29. audio-technica AT450E/OCC
  30. audio-technica AT450E/OCC
  31. audio-technica AT-51
  32. audio-technica AT-52
  33. audio-technica AT-55
  34. audio-technica AT71E
  35. audio-technica AT84EX
  36. audio-technica AT85Sa
  37. audio-technica AT96E
  38. audio-technica AT-DS3
  39. audio-technica ATP-4
  40. audio-technica ATP-4 (without stylus)
  41. audio-technica ATP-5 (XN)
  42. audio-technica ATP-6
  43. audio-technica AT-VM3
  44. audio-technica AT-VM3
  45. audio-technica AT-VM3
  46. audio-technica AT-VM3
  47. audio-technica AT-VM3
  48. audio-technica AT-VM3
  49. audio-technica AT-VM3 (with ATN12XE stylus)
  50. audio-technica AT-VM3X
  51. audio-technica AT-VM35F
  52. audio-technica AT-VM8
  53. audio-technica AT-VM95E
  54. audio-technica M13E
  55. audio-technica MS-1300Ea
  56. Bellex BXū50NE
  57. Hitachi DM (VFS 261)
  58. Hitachi DM (VFS 261)
  59. Hitachi DM (VFS 261) (with generic ATN12XE stylus)
  60. Hitachi DM (VFS 261E)
  61. Hitachi DM (VFS 261E)
  62. Hitachi MT-15
  63. Hitachi MT-30
  64. Hitachi MT-35 (with ATN 95EX stylus)
  65. Hitachi MT-101
  66. Hitachi MT-103
  67. Hitachi MT-103
  68. Hitachi VM (VFS 260)
  69. Hitachi VM (VFS 260)
  70. Hitachi VM (VFS 260)
  71. Hitachi VM (VFS 260)
  72. Hitachi VM (VFS 260) (with ATN12XE stylus)
  73. Hitachi VM (VFS 260) (with ATN12XE stylus)
  74. LoD MT-23
  75. ortofon DN166E / Dual ULM66E
  76. ortofon OD20
  77. Philips GP 400 II
  78. Piezo YM-102
  79. Piezo YM-122
  80. Piezo YM-125
  81. Piezo YM-308IIE
  82. Piezo YM-308IIE (with AN-308 stylus)
  83. Sanyo MG-53
  84. Shure M 75-6 S
  85. Technics EPC-207C

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Johnny_Utah » 05 Jun 2019 02:17

Here's what i have:

Audio Technica A100E
Audio Technica CN5625AL
Nagaoka MP-110
Ortofon ARKIV Concorde
Ortofon Omega x2 (normally Elektro stylus on these)
Ortofon Qbert x2
Pickering V-15 Micro IV (bunch of NOS styli)
Shure M35X x2
Shure M44-7 x4
Shure M44-G x2
Stanton 500
Stanton 605SK
Stanton 680AL

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