Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

Postby JoeHewes » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:26 pm

Hello all,

What a nasty surprise this evening when I went to play a record, and discovered the stylus on the Grado Gold cartridge was just plain gone! Everyone in the house denies touching anything.

I recall Harry saying once that the stylus on this cartridge was replaceable.

I am seeking advice and insights - The table is a Classic 1 (with some upgrades), going into a Scott 299C tube amp, driving a pair of Klipsch Heresy speakers.

How do I go about replacing the stylus?

If I were to take this opportunity to replace the cartridge, any recommendations in the $150-$175 range? The input voltage on the amp is 3 mv, at 47k ohms. I think I'm looking for a moving magnet cartridge.

Any insights appreciated.

Joe.
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Re: Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

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Re: Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

Postby 930turbo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:13 pm

Hi ,

It's the first time I tried a Grado Platinum Reference Signature 1 on GyroDec Spider edition w/ an SME 309 tonearm that was brought to me because it sustained some minor damage when it fell from my friend's audio rack after an intensity 6 earthquake hit our province last week . After fixing fixing the damage I listened to it and it sounds good . I think the platinum version series 2 ( series 1 has been discontinued) is around $350 .

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Re: Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

Postby spinblackcircle » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:36 am

I'd give Frank at AVA a call first and talk about the 8MZ Stylus:

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=146831.0
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Re: Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

Postby JoeHewes » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:28 pm

Thanks to a 24-second YouTube video, and the link above to Needle Doctor, I have a new stylus coming my way.

Thanks to everyone for your help.
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Re: Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

Postby spinblackcircle » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:39 pm

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Postby spinblackcircle » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:41 pm

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Re: Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

Postby Pevo » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:06 am

Mystery solved (for me)! Michael Fremer was using a VPI badged Grado for his turntable seminar at AXPONA , compliments of Mat, and I was not aware there was such a thing. Now I know!
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Re: Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

Postby rif » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:03 am

Contact grado. At a minimum they used to have a trade in program.
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Re: Grado cartridge - stylus missing!

Postby 930turbo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:12 pm

Hi,

How much is the VPI/Grado phono cartridge ?

Thanks in advance,

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