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Old 11th January 2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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What is the best P mount cartridge for $50 or less?
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The Audio Technica AT92ECD, at around USD25, is a respected performer, with its .3 X .7 stylus.
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Old 13th January 2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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I bought the cartridge.

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Old 13th January 2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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I was considering getting that, but I read that the AT3482P was better, despite the lower price. My preference leans towards whatever has more image depth and realism, without sounding harsh. My budget is basically the same as the OP.
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Let me say that again. I DIDN'T buy the AT3482P, I said that wrong. Can someone tell me what is the difference between the AT92ECD and the AT3482P? That's what I meant to ask. I need to replace the stylus on my SL-Q300 turntable...

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Let me say that again. I DIDN'T buy the AT3482P, I said that wrong. Can someone tell me what is the difference between the AT92ECD and the AT3482P? That's what I meant to ask. I need to replace the stylus on my SL-Q300 turntable...

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I Googled the AT3482P and it seems to be a .7mil conical stylus-equipped cartridge. The AT92ECD has a .3 X .7mil hyperelliptical stylus. As far as I know, the conicals are better at rejecting surface noise and ellipticals bring out more sonic detail, including surface noise.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 03:44 AM   #8
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My preference would probably be the AT92ECD simply because it has better specs. I'm not afraid to use the wood glue, so maybe surface noise won't be a problem for me.
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I've had HF tracking issues with certain much more expensive cartridges with conical styli so an elliptical would seem the better choice IMO.
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To me, the sound of my AT92ECD is amazing. Here's a You Tube video of one playing Al Kooper, fronting Blood, Sweat, And Tears, with "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know".
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