View Full Version : ADC QLM36 MKIII Cartridge Sound Quality Issue

10-21-2012, 10:13 PM

I have an ADC QLM36-MKIII Cartridge that I just purchased a new stylus for. The stylus is supposed to be new, and is an ADC QLM32-MKIII (which I was told was completely compatible).

The question I have is this: (The cart is off of a turntable I'm working on that had a broken off stylus. The cart was already there, so I purchased the new stylus)...

It sounds poppy where there should be more solid bass. Can anyone tell me if this just sounds like a bad stylus, or the sign of a bad cartridge?

Thanks in advance!


10-21-2012, 10:33 PM
The QLM 32 Mk III tracks at 2 to 4 grams. What tracking force are you using?

10-21-2012, 10:52 PM
Thanks wualta!

That fixed the issue. Cartridge now sounds great!

(I was using 1.75 grams - the weight for the cartridge that is currently on another turntable)

10-21-2012, 10:59 PM
Yay! Happy ending.