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    What cartridge are you using?

    Where the rubber meets the road. What carts are in use on your turntable? Presently using an Audio Technica AT120E. Cheap, tracks well, sounds good.
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    Hoping to check out an Ortofon M2 Blue down the road.
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    Currently running the 2M Red.



    I have several others though,

    Ortofon OM20
    Pickering NP/AC
    Astatic MF200

    and a couple Shure's.
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    Any word from your shop on the Blue's?








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    No, he hasnt been returning my mail. Ill send him another one.

    Also next time I'm down at Bluestreak here in town, ill see if he can swing a price break on em, as my brother wants one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaH View Post
    No, he hasnt been returning my mail. Ill send him another one.

    Also next time I'm down at Bluestreak here in town, ill see if he can swing a price break on em, as my brother wants one too.
    I will check at my LRS tomorrow and see if a special order may be placed through them as well. If they can order them, I am pretty sure they will hook us up if we buy three.








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    Couple different carts here for each table.

    On the Dual 1009SK, I've got a Shure V15VxMR with JICO SAS stylus and on the Technics SL-1600, there's a Stanton 680ee and D6800 SL stylus. The Technics with the Stanton are great for records in less than great shape, although the Dual and the Shure do more to make really great vinyl shine.

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    Laz likes the Sony direct-drive linear trackers which carry P-mounts. I've been using a Technics P34 cart, but lately I acquired a Radio Shack/Shure RXT5 body, in which I am going to try the N92 stylus (two actually) I picked up in Hobbs. Besides that, I bought a second Sony machine, and it carries a Shure M110HE with a Jico stylus. It will be tried out in due time, probably after I get the new speakers sorted out...

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    I like Linear trackers. I am using 3 currently, B&O MMC6000, MMC4000 and a MMC20EN. For my traditional turntable I have two
    a Shure 3XR25XT and a basic Audio Tecnnica. Both of the B&O carts are used with either a B&O 4002 or 4004.
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    i've three... all garbage, so far as popular opinion seems to indicate;

    * Audio Technica PRO11E
    * ADC VLMmk.II
    * Pickering XV-15

    - the ADC was my original, the last Remanent of my original system inherited from my dad around 1999/2000,
    the PICKERING came installed on my Pio PL-112D when bought,
    and the AUDIO TECHNICA came with a spare Pio headshell i got off the BAY.

    i'm happiest with the AT, so it stands as my main, mounted to my best headshell with $30.00 OFC aftermarket lead wires.
    one of these silly days i need to drop another $30 on one of those sets of aftermarket mounting screws with the knurled knobs.
    those come in packs of four full sets, enough for me to address all my cart/headshell combos and then some...








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    Hey Tasuke, do you happen to know what table those Pio headshells come from. I have one of those too on my PL 71, but I think its not the correct shell for the table.
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