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Old 02-03-2003, 08:33 AM
mortenfresh mortenfresh is offline
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Needles in general

Just another thread on needles.

I know how everybody favours Grado carts in here but from what I can read they have a hard time coping with back cueing.

So if you had to get a cart that both sound good and is able to handle cueing as well what would you go for?

I'm currently going thru various types of Ortofon Carts, mainly because I have cheap access to them, and partly because they are danish(Patriotic as I am :-).

Some 5 or 6 years ago I had Stanton 680EL's and from my memory they seemed to have a bit more bass than the ortofons.

Are these the only options if you want both good sound and cueing?

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Old 02-03-2003, 12:01 PM
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Shure

Shure has some new DJ cartridges and quite a few seem to like em. They are affordable and are supposed to sound clear. I havent used them so I dont really know.
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Old 02-03-2003, 12:46 PM
chrisconrad chrisconrad is offline
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grado dj cartridges

try using the grado dj cartridges...the dj200 or the dj100

the ortofons have a very harsh, inaccurate sound
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Old 02-03-2003, 03:58 PM
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AGREED!

I have always found the ortofon,s to be extremely bright and hard sounding!

The Grado has a very nice tonal balance.
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Old 02-04-2003, 05:44 AM
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Are they really the only option????

I agree with you that the Ortofons have a harder sound.

It's not that I wan't to avoid grado's completely but a friend of mine told me that the ones he got more or less didn't "like" back-cueing at all. I think he has the DJ-200.
If Grado's really are my only option for good sound I will try them. Reason I asked the question was just to find out if there were alternatives if considering both factors. Sound and cue-ing.

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Old 02-04-2003, 07:24 AM
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grado dj 200

i have grado dj200 i can cut on mine without jumping and my turntables are on rubber bands.
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