Picking cartridges?

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by CheesyPOOF5, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. CheesyPOOF5

    CheesyPOOF5 Member

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    I know there are already threads about this, most saying Stanton Diablos, Shure M447's, and Ortofons are the best carts, but I can't really nail down what the pros and cons of each cart are. I'm looking to spend $100-150 USD for a pair. Could anyone help me out or at least direct me to a source of info? I've never bought cartridges before so I'm quite clueless.
     
  2. DTR

    DTR the village idiot

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    Get some Shure M35Xs, they are cheap and sound excellent.
     
  3. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Ive got a pair of Ortofon OM DJ S and they are amazing. Sound good and really rugged.
     
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    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    yep same here, pricey if you break the needles tho
     
  5. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    not got them yet but I've heard good things about Shure M44G's
     
  6. DTR

    DTR the village idiot

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    I used to own a pair, they sound naff
     
  7. CheesyPOOF5

    CheesyPOOF5 Member

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    Ortofon OM DJS sound like the kind of cartridge I'm looking for. I wouldn't need to buy a new headshell for them would I? I've got standard SL1200 headshells.
    Thanks for all the help, everyone.
     
  8. DTR

    DTR the village idiot

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    They will fit on your current headshells ;)
     
  9. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Seriously? I've alway heard they sound really good?
     
  10. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Tell me about it:(

    Yeah they fit on nicely. All tools needed are included (mini screwdriver) from what I remember.
     
  11. MistaNoize

    MistaNoize Mistanoize.com

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    said this loads, but shure whitelabels are the best carts for home/studio use ever
     
  12. DTR

    DTR the village idiot

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    Yeah. People who think they sound good haven't heard anything better. The M35X does sound better.
     
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    i have had most of them, and shure win everytime, by far the best sound. you just need to set your arms right or they will sound naff