Author Topic: A cheap cart that isn't too horrible  (Read 1860 times)

Offline Steerpike

A cheap cart that isn't too horrible
« on: January 28, 2011, 03:04:42 AM »
This follows on for my futile quest to find an AKG stylus...
Most of the dealers I phoned have not heard of AKG, so that made me form a certain opinion of them!

Background: My plan is now to replace the cartridge with a cheap one. The (ReVox) turntable is not my primary, so for occasional listening I don't want to go over the top. I may decide to spend more on it later, but I have what I think are better candidate TTs for putting expensive cartridges into. I also have a ReVox with a Shure M97 in it already, so I don't want to 'clone' that.

My list of possibles is now:
A) Shure M92E
B) Ortofon OM-5E
C) Grado Prestige Green or Blue
D) Audio Technica AT92ESD

Has anyone any direct experience with these?

I'm leaning towards the Ortofon because it is such a light cart, and the ReVox was designed for / likes a very light cartridge.





Offline Music_Lover

Re: A cheap cart that isn't too horrible
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 04:04:57 AM »
Connoisseur Electronics is the agent for AKG.
Midrand

Offline alternativeroute

Re: A cheap cart that isn't too horrible
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 06:48:49 AM »
Has anyone any direct experience with these?

No experience with any of the carts in particuar. I do have experience with other low end Ortofon's ( OM10 & 2MB ) and I have been quite happy with them... That said I prefer my Shure M97 for everyday listening.

What Revox turntable is this? I spotted a linear tracker Revox the other day. Nice looking turntable...



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Offline ghostinthemachine

Re: A cheap cart that isn't too horrible
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 07:51:23 AM »
Connoisseur Electronics is the agent for AKG.

AKG doesnt make cartridges for ages now and AKG is not the same company they were back in the day. Owned by Harman International now.
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Offline dotVIBE

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Offline Steerpike

Re: A cheap cart that isn't too horrible
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 01:38:18 PM »
hint hint

I saw that :-)
If you were close I'd check it out, but I'm not comfortable buying something like a cart long distance.

Offline ghostinthemachine

Re: A cheap cart that isn't too horrible
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 01:47:48 PM »
Grado...
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Offline Steerpike

Re: A cheap cart that isn't too horrible
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 01:59:10 PM »

What Revox turntable is this? I spotted a linear tracker Revox the other day. Nice looking turntable...

A B795. Same as the B791 without the display.
The B791, B795, B291, H9 are all exactly the same turntable, but differ only in their cometics and control functionality.

ReVox made only linear trackers, except for a single attempt in 1954