AT 8008 vs AT140ML

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Jdurr
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AT 8008 vs AT140ML

Post by Jdurr » 30 Mar 2019 23:35

Any experience with these carts? AT8008 & AT140ML

To use with Jelco SA 750d arm on a Heybrook TT2 deck.

Any advice will help.

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Re: AT 8008 vs AT140ML

Post by solvin_dk » 29 May 2019 16:55

Jdurr wrote:
30 Mar 2019 23:35
Any experience with these carts? AT8008 & AT140ML

To use with Jelco SA 750d arm on a Heybrook TT2 deck.

Any advice will help.

Thanks
Hi

Your question is referring to two different type of mounting. The AT8008 are for a p-mount styli and the AT 140 are for the normal mounting, in a sme head shell. Either of these can't replace each other.

Best regards,

Torben Pedersen

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Re: AT 8008 vs AT140ML

Post by Jdurr » 07 Jun 2019 01:22

I have mounted them both on the table.

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Re: AT 8008 vs AT140ML

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 11 Jul 2019 04:17

The AT 8008 is indeed a p-mount cartridge, but shipped with a 1/2" adapter, so definitely would be mountable to your headshell and tonearm. Coincidentally, differences aside, they have fairly similar specs, and either would be quite worthwhile cartridges IMO. The p-mount specs (frequency range and output in particular) are slightly higher, so may provide a slightly more "up front" playback sound. But I would be using both regularly if they were mine. Good show! 8)

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Re: AT 8008 vs AT140ML

Post by bluesun » 11 Jul 2019 18:58

I have no experience with the 140 but do own the VM540ML. I had a chance to get a used 8008 with good stylus and used it on my Sony linear tracking table (the 540 is on my other Sony PS-X50). The 8008 was quite bright but not excessively so, tracked wonderfully (no doubt due to the line contact stylus), but in the end I felt it lacked the overall finesse and smooth tonality of the 540. Also interesting to note the body of the 8008 is a bit heaver than the P-mount standard so it ended up tracking at about 1.6 or 1.7g IIRC.

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