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CARTRIDGE & Stylus

Needle / Stylus - HiFi

 

The stylus or needle is a crucial part of any cartridge because it is the part that rides on the record groove. In most cartridges particularly moving magnets, the stylus is user replaceable, hence your interest. In moving coil designs, the whole cartridge needs to be replaced or sent back to the factory for re-tipping.

The stylus unit is actually made up of three to four parts. There is the (1) stylus itself which is made of a hard material typically diamond. It is mounted on the end of a short arm called a (2) cantilever that can pivot as the stylus tracks and is moved by the record grooves. The cantilever is fastened to a (3) grip, an appropriate term for a contraption that you hold to insert the stylus unit into the cartridge. A few manufacturers include a (4) record brush along with their stylus.

Differences in Styli

Styli come in a number of shapes and facets. The best styli try to duplicate the shape of the cutting stylus used to produce the original master disk. For these types of styli, you will see such terms as MicroLine or MicroRidge.

Another styli that is reserved for the higher priced models is the Linear Contact (LC). This type of stylus provides a vertical contact area several times more than that of the elliptical, thus enabling it to respond to minute grove modulations.

The elliptical stylus has two radii, with the front being wider than the side radius. Elliptical styli are available in several sizes, such as 0.2 x 0.7 mil, 0.3 x 0.7 mil and 0.4 x 0.7 mil. The first number is the side radius. The smaller the side radius, the better its music retrieval potential.

The conical stylus is probably the most widely used stylus. This is because it usually comes as an original part of a fully equipped standard turntable. It is the simplest and least expensive among all of the styli shapes. Its spherical tip, typically with a radius of 0.7 mil, touches the center of the groove walls. The conical stylus can be found with lower to moderately priced turntables.

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Dual DN 251S Replacement Stylus
DN251S
3575
In stock
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EPS-34 REPLACEMENT STYLUS
ATN3472P
2497 2800
In stock
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Tectron replacement for JVC DT-Z1S stylus
DT-Z1S
3275
In stock
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Stylus PHILIPS 946 D 75/D 76 per GP 331 / GP 350
TEPS88480112
2490
In stock
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Shure Replacement Stylus for Cartridge M70BX
TEPS88480215
2775 3990
In stock
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Ortofon OMB 5E Magnetic Cartridge
OMB5E
6079
In stock
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PUNTINA KÖNIG PER HAV-TT20-25USB
HAV-TT20-25USB
1145
In stock
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AT3601 AUDIO TECHNICA DUAL MAGNET PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGES
AT3601
4808
In stock
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PUNTINA GIRADISCHI PHILIPS FP9410 FP9300
TEFP9410
2355
In stock
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LP Gear stylus for Empire 7000/III cartridge
TEPS88480187
7475
In stock
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Replacement for Sony ND-143G ND143G stylus
TEND143G
3609
In stock
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-32%
TEPS88480196
6800 10000
In stock
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STYLUS STANTON D-5107A
D-5107A
4975
In stock
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ND 200 G Stylus for Sony XL 200 - Generic stylus
TEPS88480210
2547 3800
In stock
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Stylus for Stanton MK. V cartridge
TEPS88480748
2995
In stock
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Replacement for Dual DN-105 DN105 stylus
TEDN105ST
3823
In stock
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VN35 Shure V15 III Stylus Nadel OVP OOP
192-VN35HE
3809
In stock
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D20ES = D20E REPLACEMENT STYLUS
TED20ES
2405
In stock
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Replacement Stylus for Audio Technica ATN-3830, ATN3831
TEATN3830
1915
In stock
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10275 SP1 STYLUS Bang & Olufsen
10275
3472
In stock
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Puntina Acutex M312III
ACTM312III
2303
In stock
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N 44-7 Stylus for Shure M 44-7
SHN477TE
2400
In stock
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3306SS 946 SS 50 SS STYLUS - 3306 SS SAPHIR
3306SS
2547
In stock
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