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 Post subject: Cartridge replacement or repair
PostPosted: Apr Thu 12, 2012 5:32 pm 
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I have a Shure PV77 cartridge which I need to either repair or replace. Any suggestions ?

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 Post subject: Re: Cartridge replacement or repair
PostPosted: Apr Sat 14, 2012 2:21 am 
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Repair/rebuild http://www.west-techservices.com/p1.htm
Replace with something equivalent http://www.thevoiceofmusic.com/ Call Gary. His website is difficult.


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 Post subject: Re: Cartridge replacement or repair
PostPosted: Apr Sat 14, 2012 6:31 am 
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A rebuild + a new stylus will be around $55. The advantage to rebuilding is that you keep the original player design and you won't have to modify anything. Just plug the wires back on the cartridge and re-install it into the tonearm.

A new cartridge will be in the $20-$30 range. If you use a new cartridge; it may be necessary to modify the way it's mounted to the tonearm, modify the wiring, lighten the tonearm, etc. Some tonearms have a spring to adjust tracking weight while others do not and such tonearms require some creativity to adjust the tracking weight. Also, current cartridges may not have as much output as the old cartridge. If this is the case, the volume won't be very loud. In other words, you won't likely be able to simply drop the new cartridge into the tonearm and use it.

I'll tell you that I've had two crystal cartridges rebuilt and am happy with the result.

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