• April 18, 2024 at 4:13 pm #235213
    Marc Henshall
    Keymaster

    Hey guys, what stylus are you currently using and what do you like about it?

    April 19, 2024 at 8:26 pm #235532
    Djjf572
    Participant

    Hi,

    Went back to vinyl in 2015,year that I took my retirement as a teacher.
    Got myself a TT,an integrated amp and a pair of speakers.
    First cartridge,an Ortofon Red followed by a Nagaoka MP 110 and finally my AT VM540ML:this is the one that made me rediscover my vinyl collection and still today the best sound for me..

    April 19, 2024 at 8:32 pm #235536
    Marc Henshall
    Keymaster

    Thanks for sharing! I have the Ortofon Red and the Nagaoka MP 110: both great. I’ve heard the VM540ML but don’t own one as yet. Great cartridge. I’m hoping to review one on the website soon, it’s a good’n!

    April 19, 2024 at 10:42 pm #235602
    JudgeTony
    Participant

    MOFI Ultra Gold MC cartridge on a Mofi UltraDeck +UG TT. Really sweet sound. Mofi has really raised the bar with this turntable and cartridge.

    April 19, 2024 at 10:44 pm #235604
    JudgeTony
    Participant

    MOFI Ultra Gold MC cartridge on a Mofi UltraDeck plus Ultra Gold turntable. Really sweet sound. Mofi has really raised the bar with this turntable and cartridge.

    April 20, 2024 at 11:18 pm #235866
    KrazyKat
    Participant

    Ortofon Blue

    April 22, 2024 at 2:11 pm #236008
    Marc Henshall
    Keymaster

    @KRAZYKAT I still have the 2MBlue – great upgrade in the red 🙂

    April 23, 2024 at 1:23 pm #236070
    kingsleyfox
    Participant

    I am a bit of a vinyl addict and currently have 17 turntables (15 of which are fully operational). This means that I have a large number of cartridges (more than one per deck!).
    I use the Audio Technic ATVM95 range of MM cartridges extensively, mainly due to the general quality and the flexibility of having a range of five interchangeable styli. This allows me to use the bonded elliptical ATVM95E for reviewing 2nd hand vinyl prior to putting it up for sale on Discogs, which I can then change for a microline or a shibata stylus for personal listening.
    My favourite deck is a Garrard 301 in a custom plinth, fitted with an Origin Live Encounter arm and the Audio Technica ATOC9XEN MC cartridge. I find that this set-up gives a very detailed soundstage, but also with a generally warm sound. This set-up tracks all of the HI-FI Sound test record tests at the recommended tracking weight of 2g and also seems to minimise the effects of minor surface noise.
    Amongst others, I also have an Ortofon Quintet Red MC and 2M Blue MM on other decks, both of which I like.

    April 28, 2024 at 1:55 am #236471
    ming shur wu
    Participant

    Elac Miracord 80 Turntable.
    Ortofon MC Quintet Black S.

    May 7, 2024 at 5:45 pm #236959
    toast.x2
    Participant

    sticking to the classics.
    AT-VM95C

    i hate swapping cartridges, this one does everything pretty well, so it handles my lazy like a pro.

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