recommend new cartirdges + styli

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  1. fonik

    fonik Active Member

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    think styli is the plural of stylus?!

    anyway, boring, but as thread title suggests...

    thinking about standard ortofons - http://www.juno.co.uk/products/ortofon-concorde-pro-s-cartridge-twin-pack/302918-01/

    but anyone got any other good recommendations? my current ones (some cheapo stanton ortofon copies) are finally on the way out having lasted me for about 5 years. dont mind paying a bit more for good quality/durability etc.

    was thinking also about some shure cartridges + needles and some old school technics headshells..

    info/tips etc very welcome :)
     
  2. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    Shures M447.

    I used to have them, changed it up for no apparent reason, got Concordes, biggest mistake ever, sincerely regret changing.
     
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  3. herojuana

    herojuana hairy kuala

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    M447 all the way.
     
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    jungle_fever Well-Known Member

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    :ditto:
     
  5. Dannyboy93

    Dannyboy93 EL CAPITAIN

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    i got shure whitelabels and love them, would recommend them
     
  6. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    i cant stand concorde types.
    i think they look shit. other than their appearance they have no benefits over standard carts. so why bother with them? because they are more expensive? thats not a good reason.
    i know some people like them but they'll probably grow out of it in time.

    as mentioned the shures are the standard choice.
    ortofon pro s / stanton 500 - are both ok too.
     
  7. Shatner's Bosom

    Shatner's Bosom murder TANMUSHIMUSHI

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    I said the same thing to a mate of mine, he likes them because he can see exactly where he's putting the needle, that seems like the only benefit
     
  8. LTJ

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    ortofon pro s have done well for me over the past 8 years or so, no complaints at all
     
  9. Serum

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    Shure 447 or 44G
     
  10. fonik

    fonik Active Member

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    only place i can find the shures is on amazon.com. vexing.

    $340 for two (mounted on technics headshells). are they really £100 better than the ortofons??
     
  11. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

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    I've got ortofon pro s mounted onto technics headshells and they're decent
     
  12. Harry3

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    what they said

    theyre ~£60 over here without the headshell, surely you can find somewhere else that sells them? Ebay?
     
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  14. Reloaded

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    +1 for the Ortofon Pro S. They have served me well for many years.

     
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    danzilla Active Member

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    I use Shure Whitelabels... they are PHAT
     
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    i got shure whitelabels. they've worked really well for me for the past 7 years or so. i have no complaints with them.
     
  17. Memro

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    looking for some new ones myself. what would people say is the best for skip resistance ina club
     
  18. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

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    I think cdjs are your best bet