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Old 22nd December 2012, 08:40 PM   #21
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I think I'm going to order the Red Ed Elliptical; hard to beat at that price and not much invested if I don't like it. Plus, this is my first foray into vinyl so I'd like to keep it sane until I know a bit more about what I like. Thanks for the advice, I was just about to get the Ortofon Red, but I'm intrigued about the Ed.
On a side note, I'm looking at a Yaqin ms-22b that I can get for $90 pretty much new. The other option I was thinking about is the cambridge 640p on closeout for 129 at needle doc. Any thoughts on these?
I was planning to spend more like 200-300$, but these prices are calling to me.

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Old 22nd December 2012, 09:21 PM   #22
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Okay took a shot on the Ed Red E, thanks for all the advice, it was hard to pass up and unbranded item that usually sells for 3X the price branded; just the kind of deals I like.
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Old 22nd December 2012, 10:12 PM   #23
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Hi,

If nothing else it will give you a reference, which may depend
on luck a little (quality control), or you will be fine. In fact
the main bugbear of real Elektra owners is quality control,
some complain, some are very happy, may be the set up.

The other budget punt is the AT92ECD :
Amazon.com: Audio-Technica AT92E Universal Replacement Magnetic Phono Cartridge: Electronics
But suited to medium to lower mass arms generally.
Again though its near as good as any bonded elliptical up to $100.
I've used it in lower mass arms and TP4's, it great at the cost.

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Old 22nd December 2012, 10:15 PM   #24
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This is for a marantz 6300 with stock arm. Hope the EDrE is okay
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Old 22nd December 2012, 11:03 PM   #25
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Hi,

Why i didn't mention the AT92ECD before.
Its good for some Duals, TP4's and the like.

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Old 23rd December 2012, 01:21 AM   #26
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Ah, ok thanks. That's exactly the kind of help that I needed. I didn't want to buy something that was not very compatible.

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Old 23rd December 2012, 01:26 AM   #27
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Get the Ed, set it up, get your table tuned, tweaked and working to your satisfaction. That's a fantastic idea to make sure everything works properly.

Listen to lots of records, buy some new ones, buy some used ones, have a great time!

Then get a new cartridge so you know what you will be gaining!


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On a side note, I'm looking at a Yaqin ms-22b that I can get for $90 pretty much new. The other option I was thinking about is the cambridge 640p on closeout for 129 at needle doc. Any thoughts on these?
It's pretty much impossible to make a good tube component for $100. So no to Yaqin.
The cambridge is intriguing. Probably very good for the price.

Have you considered DIY?

And what are you using for a preamp/amp/receiver/whatever?

EDIT - I see, you already mentioned, a Peachtree Nova.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 01:31 AM   #28
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6L6,
My thought exactly. I've over thought audio purchases in the past and not always been completely happy, this way I can enjoy myself and get an idea of what I like for not much money. By the way, thanks for your help on the NOMEX 164's, I'm really happy with them and they were a very nice upgrade.

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Old 23rd December 2012, 03:57 AM   #29
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I saw somewhere that ortofon is reissuing some vintage cartridge models.
Might one to pick one to fit your vintage tt,
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Old 23rd December 2012, 04:07 AM   #30
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I saw somewhere that ortofon is reissuing some vintage cartridge models.
Might one to pick one to fit your vintage tt,
Thanks, I have ordered a cartridge and I'm just getting started in vinyl, but I tend to like to try different stuff, so I'll take a look at them when I'm in the market.

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