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    Bill L
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Southern Pennsylvania

    Silly Question

    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.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    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.

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