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Old 22nd May 2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Hello! I was wondering if someone could help me? I just picked up Technics SL-d3 TT with a Audio Technica AT 15Sa cartridge and AT 15ss needle . The needle is shot what would I replace it with and how good is that cartridge and how old? I dont wont to spend to much,but I do want something descent! RT now Im useing a ADC OLM 30 mk111 . I had it in my collection it was never opened from 1975,but it is a spherical!
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Old 22nd May 2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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if you want to stay with AT, they make some decent inexpensive cartridges
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Old 22nd May 2013, 01:46 AM   #3
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or more expensive AT cartridges
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Old 22nd May 2013, 01:48 AM   #4
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I know you do not want to spend too much, but too much is a relative term, I have AT OC9 and I am happy with it
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Old 22nd May 2013, 02:40 AM   #5
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Audio Technica AT 15Sa cartridge and AT 15ss needle . The needle is shot what would I replace it with and how good is that cartridge and how old?
It must have been a decent cartridge, the vinylengine database lists it as having a Shibata stylus. You could probably get a replacement Jico or stock elliptical stylus for under $100.

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How old is it do u know? Was is expensive ? Shibata??

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Old 22nd May 2013, 03:44 AM   #7
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How old is it do u know?
Mid to late 70's, but that's a guess.

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Was is expensive ?
Here's the page:Audio Technica | Cartridge Data | Vinyl Engine

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Shibata??
Google "Shibata stylus".

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Old 23rd May 2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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Hi,

On a budget go for the Red Ed elliptical :

Ed Saunders Red Ed Cartridge

More I'd say one of these :
LP Gear AT-95VL phono cartridge,LP Gear AT 95VL phono cartridge,LP Gear AT95VL phono cartridge,LP Gear AT-95VL phonograph cartridge,LP Gear AT 95VL phonograph cartridge,LP Gear AT95VL phonograph cartridge,LP Gear AT-95VL phonograph cartridge stylus,L
Stylus should last twice as long as an elliptical.

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I've got a shure M97 era IV. I bought it before 1980 and have played thousands of sides with it. It doesn't damage records. The diamond is still good. By contrast, a bargain Grado FTE I bought in 1974? the diamond shattered a chunk off in four or five years. So bargain cartridges can be no bargain. Last year I checked, Shure was still selling the M97.
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