What needles to buy?

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  1. DJExplicit

    DJExplicit Member

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    i want to buy some new needles (i just have cheap stanton ones).
    i know that different needles are good for different things (like scratching/mixing etc) but whats a pair of good needles to get?

    i want to get a pair and im looking to spend around £100.

    if anyone could tell me what needles are good for mixing with would be a great help.
     
  2. perspective

    perspective Sex Drugs & Sausage Rolls

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    You could get a set of Ortofon Concorde + Pro S for £100, they are pretty good all round.

    Shure White Label are meant to be good as well but they are more expensive, I think Prospekt uses them.
     
  3. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    Get a pair of Ortofon Concorde Pro's mate, I bought a pair and I've never looked back, long as you treat em right they'll last ya for ages and the sound quality doesn't come much better!
     
  4. Hazee

    Hazee Too much is never enough

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    Yeah I use these. Good sound quality and they they stick yo the record. Only thing I've noticed with mine is the plastic casing on stylus seem to have split, doesn't make a difference, if you look closely you can see it has split.
     
  5. Dj Dirty Pimp

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    if u wana save money, but still get good ones, i recommend

    shure m44g
    shure m44-7
     
  6. Brownie D

    Brownie D I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    i think theses r they way to go!

    ive had mine for years

    but the metal bit at the tip seams to be goin rusty

    does this make a difference? lol
     
  7. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    I used to have some Concord Pro S, fancied a change so got M44-7's...both have been good to me.
     
  8. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    or Stanton diablo V3's..

    very happy with them
     
  9. Cyte

    Cyte New Member

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    just remember what talk to frank says.. never share needles :p
     
  10. DontLikeCops

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    wheres the cheapest place to buy needles i wanna invest in a new pair before im too broke
     
  11. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    £53 a pair. The OM (headshell mounted version) are best suited for S Shaped tonearms. The Concorde version is best suited to straight tonearms.

    http://www.decks.co.uk/products/ortofon/ompro
     
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    ive already got them ones i bought the club pro ones with the yellow ends but one of he needles broke so i stuck just normal ones back on, i wanna get full concordes for the look
     
  13. Prospekt

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    Yeh I still only have the one. lol

    At first I was a bit indifferent about them as they are very quiet. But boost up the gains to where it's neccessary and they are really good needles. They capture the mid and lows really well and are probably the best needles for home use I'd say. Yeh they are pretty expensive but I'd recommend them. But on your budget you're better off going for a pair of Concordes for a tonne. (y) :)
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    The Concordes are double the price.
     
  15. DJExplicit

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    thanks for the replys, think im gonna go with Ortofon Concorde + Pro S.
    good price and from what ive read they're pretty good quality.
     
  16. DontLikeCops

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    yeah but they do look pretty nifty, ill probably leave it for now anyways cos im off ta amsterdam in april then spain in july so better start saving again
     
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    Serum Well-Known Member

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    The plain ortofon ones aint really much cop IMO,

    Shure 44Gs are a lot kinder to your tunes and quality is spot on.

    They're cheap too compared to ortofons
     
  18. Synx

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    Just out of curiosity, how much difference do new needles make over stock ones that came with your turntables? Do you need really good speakers to hear the difference or is it instant-great-improvement, like proper headphones instead of ipod stock ones?
     
  19. Dj Dirty Pimp

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    normal speakers you should hear the difference. when i changed mine it sounded like a filter had been taken off all the frequencies. The highs where alot clearer, the mids where snappier and the bass was less distorted and more clean but full.

    obviously ull notice it alot more on a good sytem, but yeh u should still notice it on a normal run of the mill system.
     
  20. Point Of Impact

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    My choice of needles and carts anyday