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Without knowing its history, is there any way to tell what condition a turntable stylus is in? I have several older cartridges and styli (?) and don't know which to try and use in my turntables. Thanks!

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I would have thought the only way would be to look at it under a powefull lens, such as the ones jewellers use. If you have a known good stylus you can then compare it with the ones you don't know.

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