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Think my Stylus is shot!

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Had my Nagaoka 3 months now - think it is on the way out! It has been used very heavily i would say 400 hours?

I played 2 LPs last night and they sounded a bit flat, gave it a clean but no improvement! I do try to be careful with cleaning records etc, however i am forever cleaning dust & fluff off it.

What do you guys reckon, may play a few sides later and see how it is. I have ordered a replacement stylus anyway (the MP200) so will wait til that arrives and compare the 2

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RE: Think my Stylus is shot!

I'm no expert but I would expect more than 400 hours. For a regular vinylista like yourself Steve, 400 hours is nothing. If it is knackered can you not contact the retailer and try and get  a free replacement?

 

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RE: Think my Stylus is shot!

mmmm will have a listen later - i was working in a noisy environment most of yeterday - think maybe thats the problem as my cds sounded EDITED too (more EDITED tham usual

 

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RE: Think my Stylus is shot!

I'd expect 1500 hours - or thereabouts - from a decent elliptical stylus.

 

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RE: Think my Stylus is shot!

stevebrock wrote:

the problem as my cds sounded EDITED too (more EDITED tham usual

 

I'm not being funny but listen to a Naim CD5 or Arcam A18 (minimum) and your CDs will have more realism.

I've had the same styli in the ClearAudio since it was purchased, around 2006.

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plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

the problem as my cds sounded EDITED too (more EDITED tham usual

 

I'm not being funny but listen to a Naim CD5 or Arcam A18 (minimum) and your CDs will have more realism.

I've had the same styli in the ClearAudio since it was purchased, around 2006.

PP, you know I am taking the P out of CDs, I picked up a used Apollo R to go with my DAC - the ATV3 was the problem - CD's sound great now - I know the Elicit R is very transparent and Im well happy with it.

As for my stylus problem, I think I must of gone tone-deaf last night after being in a noisy area at work all day. Just spiniing Editors - The Weight of your Love, everything sounding spot on!

 

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I meant to say CD17 not A18. That's what you get for trying to post and cook dinner at the same time. Hey ho.

After speaking to Henley's today, it'll cost around £300 for a SB MKII, but for around that I could pick up another budget TT or save a little and go up to a £800 TT like this which includes a cover and no wobbly platter.  

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RE: Think my Stylus is shot!

plastic penguin wrote:

 

I've had the same styli in the ClearAudio since it was purchased, around 2006.

 

puzzled  I new ther was a reason . . .  read this

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CJSF wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

 

I've had the same styli in the ClearAudio since it was purchased, around 2006.

 

puzzled  I new ther was a reason . . .  read this

LOL Smile

 

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