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Cartridges and Needles
If you would like to buy instantly with credit card, most of these are available from my retrotronics Trademe listings

Any general questions or to arrange viewing email me at fred@retrotronics.co.nz

Ortofon Stylus 3E

Genuine Ortofon entry level audiophile stylus. Fits any OM series or Concorde style cartridge.
Elliptical polished diamond tip good for hundreds of hours use.
Very easy to change, just slips on and off.
Supplied with clear plastic tip guard

Resolves to 20Khz
Tracking force range 1.5 - 2.0g
Tracking force recommended 1.75g

Much better than the Chinese aftermarket needles. More robust with better tracking and more accurate suspension and dimensions.

Made in Denmark
Ortofon Stylus 3E
$70   enquire

Ortofon Stylus 10 Diamond Elliptical Needle

Midrange genuine replacement tip and upgrade for the OM3E, OM5E, OM10 Omega etc.
Frequency range to 24Khz
Recommended tracking force 1.5gm
Resolves up to 24Khz

Stylus 5e also available $85
Ortofon Stylus 10 Diamond Elliptical Needle
$100   enquire

Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge

Superb moving magnet transducer better than many moving coils. Works well with good medium mass tonearms. Nude elliptical diamond for very intimate link between magnet and groove. New in box including screws.

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 5,5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz + 2 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mN
Stylus type Nude Elliptical
Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range 1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended 1,8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance 1,3 kOhm
Internal inductance 700 mH
Recommended load resistance 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance 150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus Black/Blue
Cartridge weight 7,2 g
Replacement stylus unit 2M Blue(interchangeable with 2M Red )
Stylus protection guard 2M Blue
Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge
contact me for price   enquire

Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

Budget audiophile cartridge suitable for higher end turntables. New in box. Includes mounting screws for any half inch mount headshell. Stylus only $110

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 5,5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz 22 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB 20-22.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mN
Stylus type Elliptical
Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range 1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended 1,8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance 1,3 kOhm
Internal inductance 700 mH
Recommended load resistance 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance 150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus Black/Red
Cartridge weight 7,2 g
Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge
$170   enquire

Ortofon OM3E Cartridge

Entry level audiophile moving magnet with diamond elliptical stylus. New in box. OM10 also available, contact me for price.

Technical data
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 4 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz 2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz 22 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB 20-22.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-18.000 Hz +2/-3 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) 60 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mN
Stylus type Elliptical
Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range 1,5-2,0 g (15-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended 1,75 g (17,5 mN)
Tracking angle 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance 750 Ohm
Internal inductance 450 mH
Recommended load resistance 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance 200-600 pF
Cartridge weight 5 g
Ortofon OM3E Cartridge
$90   enquire