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Old 6th February 2004, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Grace F9E

Hello peoples.

Does anyone know where I can obtain a needle for a Grace F9E,
or at the least a reputable rebuilder.

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Old 28th June 2004, 10:06 AM   #2
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I have a Grace F8 and i cant find replacement styli anywhere!!!!

I did have it retipped with a Garrot micro scanner about 20years ago was well worth it. It sounded lush, warm with great detail and traced like a leach.(sounded a bit like a moving coil!!)

I would have the F9E retipped with a nothing less than a Micro scanner ie nothing less than a parabolic tip and a boron catilever
this will give you a great sounding cartridge, much cheaper than a
moving coil, it the hundereds of dollars not thousands!!!!!

Tivolihifi in melbourne australia are agents

Regards Glenn stewart (Fantasia)
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Old 28th June 2004, 12:41 PM   #3
sreten is offline sreten  United Kingdom
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I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest a good modern
cartridge will be better than the F9E, and performance is
very dependent on what arm / catridge it goes in.

for the cost of a NOS stylus (expensive if you can find one,
~ $200US I believe) I'd look at the Ortofon 530 or the
Goldring 1012GX as a replacement / upgrade.
Both have advanced tip shapes better than an elliptical,
and will last ~ twice as long as an elliptical tipped stylus.

Retipping is very expensive and not cost effective IMO.

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Old 29th June 2004, 04:57 AM   #4
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i heard both grace and goldring (not the 1012 but the 1022). The grace was really better. Is it worth retipping i woudn't. Much prefer to keep my money until a can buy an expensive mc.

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Old 18th July 2004, 02:23 AM   #5
JeffG is offline JeffG  United States
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bout this?
I Know More Today than I Did Yesterday! Thanks Guys!
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Old 19th July 2004, 05:23 AM   #6
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Default Grace F9E

Hello folks,
Thanks very much to those who replied. For information, the arm is a
Grace G707 and the turntable a Thorens TD160S. (Can't get belts for the Thorens (darn)!).
I'm going to leave the Grace and follow some of the recommendations to look for a new cartridge.

cheers and thsnks,
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Old 19th July 2004, 10:23 PM   #7
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well keith

very nice turntable with nice goodies, for a belt try they have a lot of belts( they have thorens belts) you could also see belts
on other sites but you might have to measure it against your existing belt. Do you want to part with the grace F-9!!!!!
send me an email
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