Author Topic: Cartridge recommendation for Technics SL-1210 MKII  (Read 279 times)

Offline Clawdz

Cartridge recommendation for Technics SL-1210 MKII
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:38:47 PM »
Hi all

I just got myself a neat Technics SL1210 MKII for a steal..im looking at getting a decent cart that will combine with the TT.Im using a Marantz SR-7010 AVR as the phono amp,but could look later at getting a decent
phono pre-amp but for now a decent High Output MM or MC will suffice. I've read a bit on the Audio Technica 440MLA/MLB,the Denon DL-110 and theres the Ortofon range but i think i need added weight for these due to the Tone arm.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.

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Re: Cartridge recommendation for Technics SL-1210 MKII
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 04:38:22 PM »
I run either an AT95E when testing second hand vinyl (very forgiving cart) or a Benz Micro normally which sounds great to my ears.  By most accounts you can’t go wrong with the Denon
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Re: Cartridge recommendation for Technics SL-1210 MKII
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 06:28:10 PM »
There are many good ones.  Like speakers they are transducers and the “least perfect” in the chain. 

Meaning they all have a character of sorts.

Music taste and other gear used will be as big an influence on your choice/preference if you were to audition them all.







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