Hi all -- I got a JVC LA-55 turntable at goodwill for $15. Bought a new headshell and cartridge, and it was working fine until i moved it to a new location. Now it just kept skipping no matter counter weight or anti-skating is set at. I added more weight to the headshell,which helps somewhat but still skipps. I checked whether the table is level which it isnt so I shimmed it with card stock paper. But it still skips.
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That particular cartridge looks to me that it will fit the headshell of the turntable. So you can go ahead and buy it. I tend to look at the customer reviews of electrical items. If you get over 80 to 90% positive reviews for an item, then you should be okay with it.
Most cartridges will fit the headshells of turntables, the quality of them is largely a price issue, plus how fussed you are on the quality of the hi-fi sound of them. In the end it's a personal choice, since people's hearing is not the same.
Looking at both the turntable and the "Shure" Premier cartridge it looks like they both have the screw type of fixing that fits to the underside of the Headshell. So I would say yes. But have a look at both of them on the internet before you buy.
PS you have to add "Shure" or "record cartridge" when searching for Premier cartridges otherwise it comes up with printer cartridges.
per the numark site this table was sold without a cartridge so it could have almost anything installed. To find the right needle will depend on the cartridge currently installed. Presuming it came with a cartridge from ebay, try to find any part numbers on it and get back to me. If there is no cartridge then you will need a complete cartridge presuming you have 4 wires hanging out the end of the tonearm from the headshell.
You should get a headshell first of all. Into the headshell you install the cartridge. I would get a Technics headshell just because it is of the same brand, and I use a SHURE M35X cartridge which is mean for dance or electro music. The headshell is your option but the cartridge should be matched up to what type of music you will be playing. Good Luck
We need to know the model number of the CARTRIDGE itself. Doesn't matter what turntable you have. All that matters is what cartridge is mounted on the turntable, so that we can match the correct stylus. The stylus/needle connects to the Cartridge:
As the diagram shows, the stylus mounts to the cartridge, which then mounts to the headshell. This headshell is then connected to the tonearm (tube).
So, if you look at the cartridge you should be able to see the model number. If not, there is no way to match up the stylus, as ther are literally THOUSANDS of styli on the market. I would suggest purchasing a NEW cartridge/stylus combination. The following should fit your model: