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02-16-2006, 06:40 PM
Silly Question here (I think). I want to buy a new cartridge for my turntable, Technics quartz direct drive DS33 -Q. Since I had a hard time locating any local dealers of such equipment, I've been looking on the internet.

My question is "If I order a cartridge, does the stylus come with it?". Almost all sites list the cartridge price, along with specs, and a picture of the cartridge. All the pictures show the cartridge with a stylus. However, many of the sights also list cartridge and stylus prices seperately.

I always assumed that if you bought a cartridge that it included the stylus, but now I'm not certain. I'd rather not buy a cartridge only to find out that I have to go back a buy a needle for it.


Mr Peabody
02-16-2006, 07:19 PM
Yes the needle comes with the cartridge. The price for the needle is in case you need to replace the one that came with the cartridge. If your table uses a P mount try an Ortofon or Stanton. They used to make decent performers for under $100.00.