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09-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Hello All,

I got my hands on one of these but it's in need of a stylus. Are they any good worth the effort?
The table is a dual 504 not the best but ok.

Or could someone recommend a better cartridge for this table. It takes a 1/2 mount.


Thanks Dave

09-22-2012, 09:17 PM
Nice table, very nice cart. Original needles have become rather rare nowadays, though - apart from being not quite cheap. And I could imagine that the E/I needle would actually fit better to the arm of the 504 than the E/III.

Greetings from Munich!

Manfred / lini

09-22-2012, 09:17 PM
Start here

Then if you want more just search 'empire' in the TT forum and read to your hearts content.

Jim Creek
09-22-2012, 10:01 PM
I have a similar cartidge, an Empire 845QE/D that takes the same stylus as yours. It came with my vintage TT I bought recently.

I bookmarked the page with the replacement stylus on It's made by ASTATIC.

09-22-2012, 10:34 PM
I think you may have meant this one, which is an aftermarket version and is meant for the 2000E series:

09-22-2012, 10:43 PM
JICO is excellent for after market stylus replacements.