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Old 20th September 2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Any information about this cartridge?
http://cgi.ebay.com/A-Fidelity-Cartr...ayphotohosting

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Old 20th September 2006, 05:38 PM   #2
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Try this link at http://www.roger-russell.com/sonopg/sonopc.htm .

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Old 21st September 2006, 09:56 AM   #3
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Any information about this cartridge?
http://cgi.ebay.com/A-Fidelity-Cartr...ayphotohosting

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Hi,

Fidelity used to make mundane record players for the UK market.

My experience of a cheap Sonotone MM is that it was awful.
Simply mistracked all over the place and did not sound good.
$12 is very cheap but IMO not worth it, its rubbish.

For a cheap decent cartridge :

http://www.garage-a-records.com/cart.html

Get an Audio Technica $18 CN5625AL, or $30 AT92E, or $40
AT95E they are all good. The AT92E is very good for lower
mass arms the other two medium / high mass arms.
For $40 also consider a Grado Black if the ATs are too bright.

/sreten.
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Old 21st September 2006, 02:07 PM   #4
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Thanks guys

I bought the cartridge to give them away with some of my earlier diy phono amps. One I will use with a dj turntable.

I guess I have to suggest an cartridge upgrade.

For my own listening pleasure I have

Grados( black,green,blue and red)
shures (V15II,V15III,M55,andM91)
Audio technica(OC9 LC155,120,at12(shibata) and few other med price models)
med priced JVC(shibata),Pickering,empire,and sonus

My all round favorite is the M91,go figure
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