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What cartridge are you currently using on main deck

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by Grenadeslio, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Grenadeslio

    Grenadeslio Super Member

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    Lots of threads asking about cartridges, how about pics of what we're running and what we like about them.

    The deck in my main system is a Kenwood KD500 with a Grace G707 arm. After several other cartridges I decided I wanted to try a Grace on my Grace arm thinking great synergy would be the result, I wasn't wrong. Currently rotating two different Grace stylus in the F8-L10' cartridge body, the Advanced Luminal Trace and the Custom made for the F8-C Grace cartridge. Pictured is the 10th anniversary Advanced Luminal Trace stylus.

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  2. grillebilly

    grillebilly Empty Head Subscriber

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    AT440MLb on the manual table (Sansui SR-838) and a Denon DL-110 on the auto table (Denon DP-61f).
     
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  3. ChicagoTom

    ChicagoTom AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Denon DL-110 on my Technics SL-Q2
    Grado Black2 on my Technics SL-5Q
    AT150mlx on my Pioneer PL-707
    AT Mono/33 on my Dual 1019
     
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  4. sqlsavior

    sqlsavior AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Ortofon Synergy SPU on my Technics SP-25

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  5. kermit z

    kermit z Loud Music saves Lives!! Subscriber

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    A DL-103 on the Jelco 750D tonearm on my Micro Seiki BL-21 table.
     
  6. ehoove

    ehoove Old & New - Carpe Diem Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    Main Table: Verify CF arm/Dynavector 17D2mr (stereo) Jelco 750L/Audio Technica AT33mono (mono)
    Vintage rig Thorens tables: TD125MkIIab/Magnapan Unitrac 1/ Ortofon MC20 Super TD160/Pro-ject 9 CC/Ebony body DL103 with stylus (ML) and sapphire cantilever upgrade.
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  7. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Addicted Member

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    Main table (Linn LP12 w/Ittok arm), Dynavector 23K RS. Three other tables (all Dual CS5000 w/stock OPS arm) AT 440MLa or 440MLb, Drawer full of other carts that get rotated in and out from time to time--Shures, Grados, and Denons mainly.
     
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  8. try1256

    try1256 Super Member

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    I have a Sound Smith Aida on an SME M2-9 mounted to my TD-160. An Audio Technica OC9 ML II on my Yamaha PX-3.

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  9. seamas

    seamas Active Member

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    Shure R47XT with Shure ne95ed stylus on a Dual 1229.
     
  10. trinhsman

    trinhsman AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    On my signature system below: SoundSmith Aida
    On my AR XA modded by Marc Morin: Grado Sonata 1 and switch out with Ortofon 2M Black from time to time.
     
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  11. mprince

    mprince AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Audio Technica AT33PTG/II on my SOTA/Audiomods 'table.
     

     

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  12. Beobloke

    Beobloke Super Member

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    Clearaudio MC Essence in the SME 309 on a Nakamichi TX-1000
     
  13. VfB Stefan

    VfB Stefan Nachtmusik

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    AT440MLa
    Denon 301MkII

    Both on Pioneer PL-518
     
  14. chaz

    chaz AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    All mid-fi here. On my older rega planar 3 with rb300 I'm running a Nagaoka mp110. On my Optonica rp7205 is an Ortofon 2M red, and on my AR XA I currently have an Ortofon OM30. There is a Shure M91 ED that I am thinking of switching out with the OM30 on the AR, but I really like the way things sound now, so I might just hold off on that till the stylus on the 30 wears out.
     
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  15. bberkom

    bberkom AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Grace F9 w/ Soundsmith stylus on my Sony PS-3000 with PUA-286 arm.
     
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  16. Graceman

    Graceman Active Member

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    Retipped Decca Blue on a modded Technics 1210.
     
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  17. marcmorin

    marcmorin AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Signature 10MR or MCZ on my XA. (main table) Grado Sonata-1 on Akito arm on my AR ES-1 (second table)
     
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  18. eb2jim

    eb2jim Super Member

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    Realistic Shure R47edt on my Sl 1350.
     
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  19. red 111

    red 111 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    mid-fi TTs right now...hunting for better TTs...Pro-Ject 1.2 with Grado Platinum cart in main system & music Hall USB1 with Linn K-9 in vacation condo IMG_1401.JPG
     
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  20. SA-708

    SA-708 Appalachian-American Subscriber

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    Technics EPC-310MC on my Technics SL-M3.
     
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