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Turntable cartridges — the stylus, also known as a needle, in particular — wear down through use. Eventually, these parts must be replaced to maintain top sonic performance, especially if you have one of the best turntables available. Periodically changing the stylus will also help preserve the integrity of your growing collection of vinyl recordswhich can become scratched or damaged from needles played out past the recommended lifespan.
Last Updated on October 7, Recently, it seems to be the comeback of records in spite of the convenience of iPod and headphones. Thus, there are many lovers of this music kind invest in a record player.
Phonographs, record players, turntables - whatever you want to call them - have parts that need to be changed as they wear. Generally, there are only 2 or 3 parts to turntables that need attention, depending on the type. These parts are the stylus needlecartridge, and in some turntables - a belt.
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By restoring your vintage record player, you have decided to save a wonderful piece of our American cultural history. These machines are now old enough that a lot of folks have never used one. You may have some questions about how to use your record player, how you can expect it to perform, and how you can best care for it.
Discussion in ' Turntables ' started by vinylndunksSep 29, Log in or Sign up. As the title says Does anyone have one and would know what kind of needle and how to change this out?
All phonograph pickup cartridges are manufactured with and installed LP stylus. That is There are a handful of specialty cartridges that are made with a 78 stylus.