• PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 730 FOR EUPHONICS U13-VM FITS V-M 33861-A

    TESTS NEW. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE, HEADSHELL AND TONEARM WIRE HARNESS IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE Electro-Voice EV 5080D EV 5080 FOR Garrard X10 X11 P-160D

    USED IN THE FOLLOWING GARRARD TURNTABLES: GARRARD X10, GARRARD X11. TESTS NEW. Prices are firm. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE IS INCLUDED.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE-ASTATIC 741D, EUPHONICS U19-11, FITS EMERSON 820105

    TESTS NEW. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • RECORD PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE Astatic 1157d

    B-12 BRAND NEW ( Old Stock ) FREE SHIPPING I try to describe my auctions the best of my ability what you see in the photo is actually what you were getting.. ASTATIC 1157d Cartridge Specifications: • Element Type:High Compliance Ceramic  • Output Voltage: 180MV • Tracking Pressure: 3 grams • Frequency Range: 30-20 Khz. • Speed(s): All ARISTA ELECTRO-VOICE EV GAME  SEARS-SILVERTONE-COLONIAL TETRAD Replaces;  Sears Roebuck 33-464-0, 88742, 33-486-0, 88631 Tetrad: 3-93d-w6, 3-93s-w6, 3-90d-w10
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  • Sears 33-487-0 RECORD PLAYER PHONOGRAPH TURNTABLE CARTRIDGE EV 5081 EV 5081D

    EV 5081 EV 5081D ARISTA 1829D, SEARS 8868-S, SEARS 88653, SEARS 88683, SEARS 33-470-0 33-487-0. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH RECORD NEEDLE CARTRIDGE Astatic 209 CANADIAN RCA 1817602-3

    TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • ASTATIC 1285D FOR ZENITH 142-187 CARTRIDGE NEEDLE Astatic 1266 EV 5508D P-180D

    REPLACES: ASTATIC 1285, ASTATIC 1285D, CURTIS MATHES 11A055-008. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE AND HEADSHELL ARE INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1196 ASTATIC 1196D EV 5303D

    REPLACES : ADMIRAL 78A258-1, EV 5303, EV 5303D, ASTATIC 1196, ASTATIC 1196D. STEREO, TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH RECORD NEEDLE CARTRIDGE Astatic 613 for EV 613D RCA 116931 RCA 204-5

    EV 5191D, RCA 116931, RCA 116932, RCA 122124, RCA 118056, RCA 126672, RCA 204-5. RCA VJ P-31, RCA VJ P- 33, RCA VJ P- 34, RCA VJ P- 35, RCA VJ P- 37, RCA VJ P- 41, RCA VJ P- 44, RCA VJ P- 94K, RCA VJ P- 96K.
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  • Astatic 602 Phonograph Needle Cartridge Turntable Vintage

    This is from an estate, it appears to be new.
    $31.44
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 633D FOR ROSS RECORD PLAYERS

    REPLACES: ASTATIC 633, ASTATIC 633D, EV 5185, EV 5185D, EV 5338. TESTS NEW. USED IN: ELECTRA, FOURSTAR, MIDLAND, ROSS, TAKT, TAYA. Mono 1.5v THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE Astatic 1260D FITS V-M 45140-A V-M 45140-B

    REPLACES: Astatic 1260, Astatic 1260D V-M 45140-A 45140-B, V-M 45140-D, V-M 45140-G. Prices are firm. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE AND HEADSHELL ARE INCLUDED.
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  • PHONOGRAPH needle CARTRIDGE EV 5298D astatic 1126 FOR MOTOROLA 59C60868B01

    REPLACES: ASTATIC 1126, ASTATIC 1126D, EV 5298, EV 5298D MOTOROLA 59C60868B01. TETRAD 2-51S-M10. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. TESTS NEW. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
    $17.49
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  • NEW IN BOX PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE TURNTABLE STYLUS for Astatic N56-SD N56 163-DS77

    REPLACES ASTATIC N56, ASTATIC N56-SD ASTATIC N58 ASTATIC N58-SD. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • NOS PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE-GENUINE ASTATIC 728 ASTATIC 728D

    Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • RECORD PLAYER NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 737 ASTATIC 737D FOR EUPHONICS U19-11

    REPLACES: ASTATIC 737, ASTATIC 737D. TESTS NEW. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE AND HEADSHELL ARE INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 738D EUPHONICS FOR U19-11

    REPLACES: ASTASTIC 738, ASTATIC 738D, EUPHONICS U19. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE, NEEDLE GUARD AND HEADSHELL ARE INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1103D 1103 ASTATIC 369 369D 59C63816A01

    MOTOROLA 59C63816A01, TETRAD 1-21D-M4. REPLACES: ASTATIC 369, ASTATIC 369D ASTATIC 1103, ASTATIC 1103D, EV 5111, EV 5111D.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1153D TETRAD T3-51D-1

    TETRAD 3-51D-1X, OLYMPIC PXV60322, EV 5282, EV 5282D, OTHERS. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE EV 245 EV 245D ARISTA LC-30

    ASTATIC 637D, EV 245, EV 245D. 1.4V. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE FOR Thomson STC-1000D ST-1000D EV 5645 5645D ASTATIC 501D

    REPLACES:Thomson STC-1000D ST-1000D EV 5645 5645D P-184D ASTATIC 501. Prices are firm. Tip material: Diamond. Tip Radius: . 0007. Speeds: 33 & 45 RPM RECORDS.
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  • ASTATIC 683d 683 CARTRIDGE NEEDLE 722-d7 for Concert Hall Childrens Player Sears

    CONCERT HALL 211, CONCERT HALL 226, CONCERT HALL 211, CONCERT HALL 226. CONCERT HALL 7420, CONCERT HALL 7421, CONCERT HALL 7422, CONCERT HALL 7423. CONCERT HALL 7424, CONCERT HALL 7425, CONCERT HALL 7426, CONCERT HALL 7427.
    $22.95
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  • PHONOGRAPH RECORD PLAYER CARTRIDGE NEEDLE P-418D Astatic 1141D EV 5258D

    ASTATIC 1156 ASTATIC 1156D,TETRAD 3-11D-P7, ASTATIC 1141, ASTATIC 1141D, PHILCO 35-2876-4, PHILCO 35-2893. TESTS NEW. THE HEADSHELL, NEW NEEDLE AND NEEDLE GUARD ARE ALL INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
    $21.95
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 671 ASTATIC 671D EV 5076 8868-S 33-470-0

    CERAMIC 250MV. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE AND NEEDLE GUARD ARE INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • NEW PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1300D, ASTATIC 1300 EV 5555 EV 5555D

    REPLACES: ASTATIC 1300, ASTATIC 1300D, EV 5500, EV 5555D, TETRAD 6-11D-SS1. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE AND HEADSHELL ARE INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1270D ASTATIC 1270 EV 5510D V-M 45163-S NOS

    EV 5510D, TETRAD 3-C0S-111-16, V-M 45163-S.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1234 Astatic 1234D

    REPLACES: ASTATIC 1234, ASTATIC 1234D, EV 5261, EV 5261D, EV 5262, EV 5262D. TESTS NEW. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE AND HEADSHELL ARE INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • NOS PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE-V-M 42870H,EV 5399D,ASTATIC 1158D 1224D

    ASTATIC 1224D, EV 5399, EV 5399D, TETRAD 3-51D-V25, VM 42870-H, V-M 45106-F. REPLACES: ASTATIC 1149, ASTATIC 1149D,ASTATIC 1158, ASTATIC 1158D ASTATIC 1224. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE AND HEADSHELL ARE INCLUDED.
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  • TURNTABLE NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 677 677D EV 5050D 5051 V-M 43630-A

    AIRLINE 40177 A, AIRLINE 40177 B, V-M 43630, V-M 43630A, V-M 4630B, V-M 4630C. EV 5051, EV 5051D, EV 5056, EV 5056D, ARISTA EV 22, ARISTA EV 24, AIRLINE 40177. TESTS NEW. THE DIAMOND NEEDLE, HEADSHELL AND NEEDLE GUARD ARE ALL INCLUDED.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 635 FOR GE RT3424 P-31 EV 5376 EV 5376D

    EV 5376D, JULIETTE 2009, PFANSTIEHL P-31, GE RT3424, GE RT-3424, OTHERS. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE Astatic 1139D 1139 EV 5382 EV 5382D 3-11D-AR2

    REPLACES: ASTATIC 1139, ASTATIC 1139D, EV 5382, EV 5382D, ARVIN 2005039-3, TETRAD 3-11D-AR2.
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  • PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE-Astatic 1228D 1228 FOR TETRAD 3-C1D-AR5 2005039-11

    REPLACES ASTATIC 1228, ASTATIC 1228D, TETRAD 3-C1D-AR5, ARVIN 2005039-11, SEARS 88622. Prices are firm.
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  • RECORD PLAYER CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1135D Astatic 1135 EV 5450 EV 5450D P-410D

    REPLACES ASTATIC 1135, ASTATIC 1135D, EV 5450, EV 5450D, PFANSTIEHL P-410D. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1212D ASTATIC 1212

    TESTS NEW. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE AND THE HEADSHELL ARE INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • PHONOGRAPH RECORD PLAYER NEEDLE CARTRIDGE Astatic 1286d EV 5570 5576D

    EV 5570D, EV 5576, EV 5576D, ADMIRAL 78A260-10, ADMIRAL 78A276-1, MOTOROLA 59-62510. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE AND HEADSHELL ARE INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • ASTATIC 1269D 1269 RECORD PLAYER CARTRIDGE FOR V-M

    TETRAD 14-G3D-111-14, EV 5509, EV 5509D, V-M 45163-M, V-M 45163-P. Prices are firm. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • Astatic 716 716D NEEDLE CARTRIDGE FOR EUPHONICS U9-R

    STEREO TESTS NEW. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE AND RETRACTABLE MOUNTING BRACKET ARE INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE FOR EUPHONICS U9-RB ASTATIC 717 EV 228D

    STEREO THE NEW NEEDLE AND RETRACTABLE MOUNTING BRACKET IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1222D 1222 671V039B02 EV 5630D

    TETRAD 14-G1D-BSR76, WESTINGHOUSE 671V039B02. EV 5630, EV 5630D, TETRAD 3-41D-BSR30, TETRAD 14-C1D-BSR46, TETRAD 6-11D-BSR80. REPLACES: ASTATIC 1222, ASTATIC 1222D, EV 5476, EV 5476D, EV 5587, EV 5587D.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE-V-M 43099-A 43099-B EV 5388 ASTATIC 1136

    REPLACES ASTATIC 1216, ASTATIC 1216D, ASTATIC 1136, ASTATIC 1136D. EV 5388, EV 5388D, PFANSTIEHL P-410D, EV 5388D, V-M 43099-A, V-M 43099-B. TESTS NEW. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE Astatic 1214D 1214 EV 5467D V-M 43151-S

    EV 5467D, TETRAD 2-61D-S-16, VM 43151-S. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • RECORD PLAYER CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 201D astatic 201 EV 5560 EV 5560D

    Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons. If you don’t have the old needle then.
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  • ASTATIC 649 649D PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE FOR CROWN NC-203

    REPLACES : ASTATIC 649, ASTATIC 649D, CROWN NC-203. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 1109 1109D EV 5800 5800D 78A244-4 EV 5346

    TESTS NEW. THE NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. TETRAD A MOUNT. THIS SALE IS FOR 1EA.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE Astatic 1256 ASTATIC 1256D EV 5490D 5490 V-M 45163

    REPLACES : ASTATIC 1256, ASTATIC 1256D, EV 5490, EV 5490D, V-M 45163-C, TETRAD 2-G3D-111-18. TESTS NEW. THE NEW NEEDLE IS INCLUDED. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE EV 5121D 5267D 88722 ASTATIC 391 391D 1124D

    EV 5119D, EV 5121, EV 5121D,EV 5266, EV 5266D, EV 5267, EV 5267D, PFANSTIEHL P-408D, SEARS 88722. ASTATIC 1104D, ASTATIC 1119, ASTATIC 1119D, ASTATIC 1124, ASTATIC 1124D, ASTATIC 1114, ASTATIC 1114D, EV 5119.
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  • NOS ASTATIC 1156 RECORD PLAYER CARTRIDGE 35-2893 FOR Tetrad 3-71s-p11 N788

    ASTATIC 1156 ASTATIC 1156D,TETRAD 3-11D-P7, ASTATIC 1141, ASTATIC 1141D, PHILCO 35-2876-4, PHILCO 35-2893. Prices are firm. Many needles were manufactured in a variety of colors so disregard color when making your comparisons.
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  • PHONOGRAPH NEEDLE CARTRIDGE ASTATIC 687 687D EV 5061 EV 5061D N93-SD NEEDLE

    USES ASTATIC N93-SD NEEDLE. EV 5044, EV 5044D, EV 5045, EV 5045D, EV 5093, EV 5093D, EV 5094, EV 5094D, AIRLINE 45319-A. TESTS NEW. THE NEW DIAMOND NEEDLE, HEADSHELL AND NEEDLE GUARD ARE ALL INCLUDED.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Astatic Turntable Cartridge and Needle Combos

If your vinyl records don't sound as good as they used to, you may need a new turntable needle or cartridge. A fresh turntable stylus can keep your sound crisp and preserve your vinyl. An Astatic turntable cartridge and needle combo might help meet your needs.

How does a turntable needle work?

When you place a classic vinyl record on the spinning plate called the turntable, the record turns. A needle that sits on the end of a long arm is carefully fitted into the grooves of the record. As the record revolves, the needle, or stylus, passes over the grooves and picks up vibrations. These vibrations travel through the Astatic needle and cartridge before going through the arm that extends over the record. From there, the amplifier makes your music audible. In short, the Astatic needle helps turn the record grooves into the sound you hear when you play your album.

Why should you refresh your Astatic turntable needle and cartridge?

For a turntable operation, the Astatic needle is the heart of the system. As the point of contact with your vinyl records, your needle is the part that first transmits your record's sound. Even the highest-quality Astatic needles wear down over time and need replacement.

  • Optimal sound: The sharper and fresher your Astatic needles, the more accurately the needle can read the grooves on the record and turn them into sound.
  • Minimize skipping: Needles that have become dulled over time tend to skip over and between record grooves. Groove skipping can cause your vinyl record to become damaged.
  • Hiss and distortion: If your record clearly demonstrates sound distortions such as hissing, popping, crackles, or fuzziness, your Astatic needle may need replacement.
What should you consider when buying an Astatic cartridge?
  • Compatibility: Make sure the Astatic cartridge you are considering is compatible with your turntable's tonearm. Most turntables use a standard cartridge, but it is always advisable to check the manufacturer's guidelines.
  • Mass: The cartridge mass is an important consideration. To track correctly in your record's grooves, the cartridge mass needs to be carefully calibrated. The cartridge should press down enough not to skip but not with so much force that the grooves are damaged.
  • Stylus: Is the stylus included in the package? Most needle and cartridge combos include the stylus, but it is a good idea to check.
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