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So i have this turntable whose stylus seems to be broken. Is there anyway I can replace or salvage this instrument? The speaker seems to be picking some of the reverberations however the needle is rounded and slides off. Pic: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/502/20130113233457.jpg/
You need only find the cartridge model and then search the net for it. That should find the stylus for it. Or you can replace the cartridge with a different make as long as it will fit in the headshell of the arm.
Posted on Jan 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I have the same turntable and I just bought a replacement needle through the needledoctor.com. The needle is made by Audio Technica and the part number is ATN3600L.
Posted on Feb 27, 2008
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If your needle just started to skip across the LP, then that means your stylus is damaged/worn and needs to be replaced. It's very hard to see the diamond tip on the stylus, and it might not even be there at all. So checking it might not yield any results. This is what happens when the needle is worn. It will skip across the record.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
See what type of cartridge is installed in the arm. Manufacturers use common cartridges in turntables, such as Stanton, Shure etc. Detach the head shell from the arm (it usually slips right off via a locking ring and four-pin mini plug) Look for the manufacturer and model number on the cartridge. No need to remove it from the head shell. On most modern cartridges, the stylus (as they are called, rather than the needle) simply slips off and on. No need to remove the entire cartridge (via screws) and re-align it. In fact, many DJs bring a set spare cartridges and styli on a gig, already mounted in head shells, and simply interchange them as needed. When you have the make and model of the cartridge, go to Radio Shack or use their website to order a new one...or two. Or go to Google and enter "phono stylus" as your search term. You will find reasonably priced styli for nearly every cartridge imaginable. I operate 50 year-old turntables and am able to find replacement cartridges and styli on line. Ebay also has a number of listings, by make and model of the cartridge. When the new stylus arrives, observe how easily the old one comes out of the cartridge- usually pull and slide - and slide the new one in. Re-insert the head shell on the arm, tighten the locking ring, and you're good to spin!
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
Look up the recommended tracking force for your cartridge/stylus.
Unplug the power to the turntable.
Using the tonearm elevation control, raise the tonearm.
Manually move the tonearm in toward the platter.
Manually rotate the platter ClockWise a few turns to disengage any cueing mechanisms.
Set the Direct Readout Stylus Pressure to 0.
Disengage the tonearm elevation control. The tonearm will either float or drop. This is why we have no power, just in case it hits the platter.
Adjust the counterweight until the tonearm floats exactly horizontal. Use the flat portion of the tonarm rest as a gauge.
Return the tonearm to its rest.
Dial in the prescribed tracking force on the Direct Readout Stylus Pressure control. Play records.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
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