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Old 21st July 2008, 08:36 AM   #1
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guys,

i've been rummaging through my things at home when i found this two cartridges: 1 AT91e with stylus and 1 at 312EP. The latter is without a stylus.both have gold plated pins. this could be part of some turntables i purchased a long time ago and which i forgot about already

do you think they are worth replacing the stylus especially the 312ep or i'd be better off buying a new cartridge? i'm using now an entry level AT cart CN.....

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Old 21st July 2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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i'm sorry. it's not 312ep but 132ep.
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Old 21st July 2008, 02:24 PM   #3
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The AT91 is a pretty standard entry-level cart. Nothing wrong with it, and good value, but unlikely to be an upgrade from anything.
I'm not familiar with the other one.
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Old 21st July 2008, 03:16 PM   #4
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k. thank you.
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Old 21st July 2008, 06:42 PM   #5
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agreed, also AT made a plethora of cartridges, over the years, some good, and some not so good........ you should search other analogue sites for more info for example : vinyl asylum, etc....
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Old 21st July 2008, 07:14 PM   #6
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Bear in mind also that a replacement stylus is likely to cost almost as much as the complete cartridge, so is usually only worth buying if you are already happily using that cart.
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Old 22nd July 2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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thank you for the replies. i'll settle for the at 91e for the moment. i'm using a harman kardon t30C turntable and i think they blend well. much better than the shure m92e i previously use and a little better than my AT CN5625.
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Old 1st August 2008, 08:26 PM   #8
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I have the AT 80E cartridge. one of the first modifications I made was to pop the top and fill the internals full of candle wax. Tremendous improvement, both by dampening and by adding mass.

Also, glue the stylus to the cartridge with Elmer's glue. It can be broken if need me but works well.

Take this as an opportunity to experiment!
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Old 3rd August 2008, 11:56 PM   #9
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thank you for the advice. i might try it.

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