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Recommend me some phono cartridges

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by alexd, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I use the old Stanton 680EL disco cartridges and styli on my 1200's but I think they need to be retired. I need something with good dynamic range and pretty durable, although not extremely durable as these will only be for home use.

    Any recommendations?
  2. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter

    Shure White Labels *drool* [​IMG]
  3. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    White labels are my fave DJ needle but...........

    Otofon Reds all the way. Way better dynamic range than a DJ needle. Classy, top specs, and yes, still durable:


    2M Red
  4. ScottBentley

    ScottBentley TRIBE Member

    vinyl is deader than disco
  5. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    for home use, I'd recommend the Stanton Discmasters.
    "Ideal for daily playback" so the good thing about them is that they dont require a lot of weight and wont wear down your records.
    Stanton Magnetics

    false. in some genre scenes, yes. but there is still a lot of good stuff being put out on wax outside of the 4/4 side of things. and either way, its pretty irrellevent given hes not looking for vinyl resellers, looking for needles. even Serato dj's need needles. although in Alex's situation, Im guessing he's looking to be able to listen to records he already owns.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2010
  6. le bricoleur

    le bricoleur TRIBE Member

    Double true. I have an 2M blue for listening to jazz. Disco would benefit from its soundstaging abilities given that most disco was made with live bands or orchestras (see: Salsoul).
  7. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    i bought 8 vinyl 12"s the other day.
  8. WestsideWax

    WestsideWax TRIBE Promoter

    No, you just don't belong in this thread.
  9. SolChild

    SolChild TRIBE Promoter

  10. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    ^ that looks like a sculpture almost

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