View Full Version : After break-in opinion of Pfanstiehl 4824-DE stylus on Stanton 680/681 ?


thinker10
04-02-2013, 05:56 PM
Just interested after it's broken-in and at what vtf

At max rated of 1.5 grams or a bit more

And output level ?

I know some bad/old exist of these

KAB sells them

Thank You

beatcomber
04-02-2013, 06:11 PM
Pee yew is my answer. I threw one away last year, it wouldn't track without gross distortion. Save your money!

thinker10
04-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Kind of late ...

I hope it's not another return ...

If they can track 65 to 70 um they would be acceptable.

Oh well !

I am too curious

Thanks

KentTeffeteller
04-02-2013, 06:48 PM
Pfanstiehl never made a decent Stanton stylus or Pickering stylus unless a repack of a genuine NY made one. Get the real thing.

beatcomber
04-02-2013, 06:49 PM
The one I had sounded HORRIBLE. I'm hoping yours is better...

As far as I know, aside from a Stanton/Pickering NOS original, the only worthwhile options are a LPGear Vivid Line (made by JICO?) or one of JICO's offerings.

boreas
04-02-2013, 09:59 PM
I have what I guess is a Pfanstiehl 606-DEL that I've really never used. It came in a sealed Pfanstiehl package that described it as a genuine Pickering D625E but, when I opened the package and saw no factory markings, I realized that it had been packaged incorrectly.

I paid so little for it that I decided to keep it as an emergency spare but, based on all reports here, I'm not optimistic.

John