A Bit Confused - Cartridge & Stylus?
Basically I think I might have got confused between the cartridge and the stylus on a turntable. I always assumed the stylus is the actual needle part and the cartridge is the thing it attaches to (the plastic/metal bit).
So when an item says 'replacement stylus for ....', does that mean I just get the tiny needle bit and I have to fit this? Or does it mean the whole plastic/metal bit and the needle? As most pictures show the whole plastic/metal bit rather than just a needle.
Also, I currently have a Dual 505-1 with a half-inch mount. Can someone recommend a cheap'ish (below £50) cartridge/needle (both items) as a replacement for an Empire 2000 E/IV?
I'm a complete newbie to the world of vinyl and turntables and am in the process of setting up my first (budget) turntable setup. I have basically bought a Dual 505-1 and Rotel RA-820AX based on recommendations from people who know a lot more about vinyl and turntables, I don't have a clue, which is why I am asking this question.
Thanks for your help and time.