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Old 28th February 2004, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hello

I want to change my old Turntable Stylus and Cartridges. I have a Technics DIRECT DRIVE AUTOMATIC SL-D32; but I donīt know if I can to buy any Stylus and Cartridges, because I lost the manual of this Turntable.


Can I help me, please?

Which are the best Stylus and Cartridges for this Technics Turntable, please?

Thnak you very much!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 28th February 2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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I can't find any reference to your turntable.

And I don't know what cartridges are available in Spain
or their relative cost.

Prices of brands vary quite a lot due to the importer.

I'd generically recommend an Audio Technica AT95E for the
standard typical Japanese S-shaped arm, the cartridge
usually costs barely more than the stylus alone.

(Only applicable to Europe cartridge model I believe)

Ģ16 (16GBP) in the UK.

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Old 28th February 2004, 07:02 PM   #3
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Default mistake

I have a mistake.
My turntable is: technics "DIRECT DRIVE AUTOMATIC" SL-D3
Its stylus is Technics 2700.

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Old 29th February 2004, 05:48 AM   #4
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If the turntable uses a p-mount cartridge (I have a Technics SL-DL1 that uses p-mount), then it should be easy to change to another cartridge. My TT came with a Technics cartridge. I got tired of the sound of my system and was thinking of spending a lot of money for new speakers. I instead dumped the Technics cartridge and replaced it with a bottom-of the-line Grado. This changed my system sound enourmously for the better, and I forgot about buying new speakers.
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Old 29th February 2004, 09:35 AM   #5
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Thnaks for your reply.


I donīt know if itīs P-mount, because I loose the manual.
But I found out a web where are the Features, I donīt understand it, but Could you help me,please?

Itīs:
http://www.ultraelectronicactive.com...rdPlayers.html

Thanks again
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Old 29th February 2004, 11:27 AM   #6
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A Grado is an excellent budget choice in the States,
but not so much in Europe due to pricing differences.

In Europe an AT95E is nearly a third of the price of a Grado
Black. I believe its the other way round in the States !

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Old 29th February 2004, 11:33 AM   #7
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http://www.musonic.co.uk/stylitechnics.htm

has the technics stylus for Ģ28, I'd say a AT95E is far better.

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Old 29th February 2004, 11:45 AM   #8
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http://www.mantra-audio.co.uk/mantraonline.htm

Prices for the AT95E are very good compared to elsewhere,
(Ģ16 vs. Ģ28.50) the cartridge is only Ģ1 more than the stylus.

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Old 29th February 2004, 12:32 PM   #9
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Thnaks for your reply.


I donīt know if itīs P-mount, because I loose the manual.
But I found out a web where are the Features, I donīt understand it, but Could you help me,please?

Itīs:
http://www.ultraelectronicactive.com...rdPlayers.html

Thanks again
roy1xord
What don't you understand ?

The arm does not take P-mounts, standard 1/2" mounting.

Also note if you change the cartridge you need to know how
to align it correctly in the headshell - a web search will help
with this if you want to achieve accurate two point alignment.


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Old 29th February 2004, 03:28 PM   #10
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Pmount or standard screw mount, I would get a Grado if you can afford one. Grado uses a moving iron technology that allows the cartridge to have significantly less inductance (~10X less) than a standard moving magnet cartridge. Termination resistance and capacitance is much less critical, and you have fewer problems with electrical resonance of the cartrige inductance with stray (or terminating) capacitance. I have personally found Audio Technicas to be hissy and spitty, and wouldn't use anything these days except for a Grado or a high output moving coil cartridge. In the end though, you use what you can find and afford - it's just my 2 cents worth...
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