Doug VanCleave wrote:
Hi-Fi in Fiberglass wrote:
...I was refering to the later Cobra type,the same style used on the Calypso that takes the Astatic 93T stylus.
I have heard it said that they were hard on record grooves.
In their day, they weren't the worst. They usually tracked around 6-grams, had good frequency response and were easy to replace. 6-grams are not as bad as it sounds on a mono record groove. At the time there were many other style ceramic cartridges that were much harder on the records.
If you have ever played a stack of 45-rpm records on a Dual 1229Q turntable with a Shure V15 type 3 moving magnet cartridge tracking just under 1-gram, anything less seems almost barbaric.
Does anyone sell replacement styli for the Calypso that have a stereo tip?
When I first got my Seeburg M100W many years ago the only styli available for the original Pickering redheads were nos "mono tip" type and when you played a stereo record on it it sounded horrible.
Thankfully they are now available with the .7 mil tip.
Just wondering if there is an updated version of the 93t available.
The only Dual I have had was a 1019 and I liked it a lot.it was very well made.
It had a cool asymmetrical walnut plinth and smoked dome.
Speaking of 1019's I was watching the Sanford & Son episode "The Blind Mellow Jelly Collection" yesterday and there is a 1019 sitting on the counter when Fred and Lamont go in to donate their 78's.
"I want my Daddy's records" Lol