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Old 21st June 2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default Sumiko BP Special needs cantiliver + stylus

I have a Sumiko BP Special cart. on which the front part of the
cantilever (w/ stylus) broke off in an unfortunate accident. Is it
possible to repair this cart. at a reasonable cost? Or is the best
option simply to replace the whole cart.?
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Old 18th July 2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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Soundsmith in New York can replace the cantilever if the motor isn't damage. The cheapest option is 150 bucks. They have 3 option going up to 350.
Hope this helps. I have the same cart with a broken can't. I bought it broken to have it repaired.

I've read a lot of negative reviews on this cart but I've never heard one myself. You liked it? What type of music do you enjoy? Mine is the first edition of it.

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Old 18th July 2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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I've read a lot of negative reviews on this cart but I've never heard one myself.
It's one of those "love it or hate it" cartridges.

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It's one of those "love it or hate it" cartridges.

jeff

Like a Decca, lol?


I should get mine fixed.
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I used to own the Blue Point, 3 of them, possible to get sounding good but always had a hard sound. My biggest qualm was with its tracking abilities. I dropped vinyl for years, then entered back with the affordable at120e, eve. This mm outperforms the blue point in all aspects, and tracks inner grooves like a champ IMHO.

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I owned a BP from new as well, and it was not one of the better or even particularly good cartridges I have owned before or since. Personally I would not spend the money on a retip. Use it as a trade in if possible for something better.
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I have heard the same cart (Blue Point Special) with the $350 soundsmith retip, well worth the money, much nicer than the Goldring 1042 I had.

TT is a Townshend Rock II with an RB250 that has had a good seeing to by Audio Origami (full rewire, foam fill and earth mod) and a Origin Live tail end.
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I have a Sumiko BP Special cart. on which the front part of the
cantilever (w/ stylus) broke off in an unfortunate accident. Is it
possible to repair this cart. at a reasonable cost? Or is the best
option simply to replace the whole cart.?

Replace , you can get into better cartridges for alot less ......

1. Dl110
2. Dl103
3. AT 440mla
4. Grado

For example ...
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