I have a linn axis turntable which has served me well for quite a few years now. It has the Linn K9 cartridge fitted on what I think is the Basik arm. I was going to use it last night for the first time in many months, but I noticed that the stylus had been bent right back, and of course after meddling with it, it has broken off.
Ah well, thinks I, I'm probably overdue a new stylus anyway, but it seems that the K9 cartridge is no longer manufactured and I cannot get a replacement stylus.
It's not really a good time to be splashing out £200 on a Linn Adikt cartridge which I assume is the obvious replacement, so I'd appreciate any advise on what my options are both short and longer term.
I've read somewhere that the Audio-Technica AT95E stylus will (kind-of) fit into the K9 cartridge, but is this my best option in the short term or should I be looking for a replacement cartridge anyway and are then any alternatives to the Linn Adikt that might be a little more attainable right now.