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We have a Technics SL1300 MK2 turntable that requires a needle. Where can we go to purchase one? We are in Auckland, New Zealand. Many thanks

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They are very hard to find, try www.technics.com to see if they can offer support for your product or suggest where you might find one, it may be easier to replace the cartridge than trying to hunt for the needle.

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Do you have your old needle? radioshack.com carries many turntable needles. http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=turntable%20needles&origkw=turntable%20needles&sr=1

Good luck to you.

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Styluscity.com is a New Zealand based supplier of all brands stylus, cartridges and drive belts.

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