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Acos

Acos produced produced various ceramic cartridges for fitment to standard and auto-changer record players in the 1950's and 60's. These record players were supplied with a range of 78, mono, LP and stereo ceramic pickup cartridges depending on model type. The most common stylus form fitted is the flag turnover type having a 78 rpm needle on one side with an LP/Stereo needle on the other.

Audio Technica

Audio Technica has long been recognised as a world leader in phonographic cartridge design and production. We are pleased to offer a wide range of models designed to match turntable/tone arm requirements, performance levels and budget considerations including AT91, AT95E, AT120Eb, AT440MLb magnetic cartridges.

BSR

BSR produced a range of standard and auto-changer record players in the 1950's and 60's. These were widely acclaimed and very popular at the time. The record players were supplied with a range of 78, mono, LP and stereo ceramic pickup cartridges depending on model type. The most common stylus form fitted is the flag turnover type having a 78 rpm needle on one side with an LP/Stereo needle on the other. Bulk supplier packaged. We have no information regarding compatability with older players other than those listed.

Denon

Denon built the world's first stereo moving coil cartridge in 1951 and have been masters of the art of cartridge design ever since

Dual

Dual cartridges are no longer manufactured and some have special integral mounting fittings unique to Dual so it is not possible to substitute an alternative standard mount cartridge without an adaptor that is no longer available. Mantra Audio still occasionally are able to source original residual stockas shown under this section.

Goldring

Goldring has used its vast experience and knowledge in the field of high quality musical reproduction for over 80 years to design and produce the advanced range of cartridges offered here including the first budget upgrade through the 1006, 1012GX, 1022GX & 1042 most highly rated range to the most recent 2100, 2200, 2300, 2400 and 2500 moving magnet cartridges and Eroica LX, Eroica H (high output) & Elite moving coil cartridges.

Grado

Grado cartridge designs offer many advanced features and are hand built to exacting standards. All Grado cartridges now use use a derivation of the moving iron principle that feature patented optimised transmission line cantilever technology, pivoted fixed axial stylus generator module and Grado's flux-bridger generator system. The resulting absence of resonance and considerable tip mass reduction extends the frequency response to 50 kHz and beyond.

Philips

Philips cartridges have not been manufactured for many years but Mantra Audio still occasionally are able to source obsolete original stock and the occasional substitute cartridge.

Ronette

Ronette produced a range of standard and auto-changer record players in the 1950's and 60's. These were widely acclaimed and very popular at the time. The record players were supplied with a range of 78, mono, LP and stereo crystal and ceramic pickup turnover type cartridges depending on model type. The stylus types fitted generally had sapphire or diamond tips profiled for either 78 RPM (N)ormal or (M)ono/LP/(ST)ereo record playback.

Sanyo

Sanyo still produce ST05 and ST09 cartridges and these are fitted to many Bush, Denon, Ion, Sherwood, Soundlab USB type records players available on the market today for digitising vinyl direct to PC, Mantra Audio still occasionally are able to source obsolete original stock and the occasional substitute cartridge.

Shure

Shure was founded in 1925 and in 1958 introduced the World'd first successful stereo phonograph cartridge. Since then Shure has established itself as an undisputed leader in the production of high performance moving magnet cartridges. Shure cartridges are distinguished by their high groove tracking ability and natural sound reproduction. Shure has led the industry in reducing stylus tracking force to offer cartridges that are extremely vinyl friendly allowing records and stylus tips to last longer. All Shure cartridges employ the gentle tracking moving magnet structure characterised by low stylus mass invented and patented by Shure which made true high-fidelity possible.

Sontra

The Swiss company Sontra offerered a range of medium to high specification moving magnet cartridges. These are no longer manufactured but there are still some stock of the highly regarded Swiss manafuctured 200S cartridges.

Sumiko

Check this section for the highly acclaimed Sumiko Blue Point Special high output moving coil cartridge. The Sumiko series of phono cartridges are the result of two decades of cartridge design offering superior construction and sound quality with an emphasis on real world performance.

Technics/National Panasonic

See this section for a selection of old new Technics/National Panasonic cartridges that are no longer produced that Mantra Audio are able to obtain from time to time.

Tonar

Tonar was established in 1954 and has since become a world specialist in the production of replacement phonographic styli (needles) and cartridges used for home HiFi and by disc jockeys worldwide and replacement styli (needles). The cartridges offered here are primarily for professional DJ use.



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