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Cartridge question

Hello,


I am new to the forum, I have been building my Hi-Fi set up over the last six months mainly through EBay.


I have a Project RPM 5 turntable and a week or two ago the stylus on the cartridge broke (Ortofon510 mkii).


I suppose in a wider sense my question is, given my turntable and tone arm what kind of level of cartridge is it sensible to fit? This is why I haven’t given a budget. I am wondering what my next step is, I can see three clear options;


Replace the Stylus on the 510 (£45), buy a 2m Red (£70), or buy a 2m Blue (£135).


I welcome any advice on these and any other options I’ve missed.


Thanks

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Re: Cartridge question

Another Ortofon MM would be fine but also look at the Goldring MM range, such as the 2100 for £90.00 if you shop around. This can also be upgraded in the future with a better stylus from the same range.

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Re: Cartridge question

Thanks for the reply, what would be your personal preference? I undersand this is a subjective thing not absolute.

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Re: Cartridge question

Goldring. :o)

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Re: Cartridge question

I've just recently bought a Goldring 2200 (£109) and am very happy with it - I reckon you'd like it and (as has been said) you can upgrade the stylus at a later date.

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Re: Cartridge question

Thank you both for the advice just to let you know I got the Goldring 2200 this morning in Manchester Audio T, who also fitted it for me.

It is a noticeable improvement on the 510 mkII, and I am very happy with it.

Thanks

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