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Old 9th December 2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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Old 9th December 2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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Old 10th December 2015, 04:09 PM   #3
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Sound-Smith has been repairing and making cartridges for years. The business is evidently viable.
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Old 13th December 2015, 10:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link!

I'm surprised to see that apparently only few people know that MC-cartridges are always to some extend hand-made. This is one of the primary reasons they are more expensive than MMs which can be build highly efficiently.

So, at least for me, offering a hand-made custom cartridge wouldn't be sufficient as selling argument.

I'm wondering also how the thread starter intends to develop such a thing, there is typically quite some costly measurement equipment involved and manufacturing in very small quantities is very expensive too...

But - of course - always thumbs up for so much enthusiasm!
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