Can Any Vinyl Gurus ID This Cartridge?

scubalabscubalab Posts: 1,768
Curious if anyone can help ID this cartridge. Closest models I found on a Google image search were the AT-90E, AT-331E, or the HP-200 MK II.

Here it is:

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Thanks in advance - Al

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 1,801
    edited May 25
    Take it out of the head shell. AT usually has the model number on the top.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 1,768
    That's my next step, but not having ever aligned a cartridge, I was hoping to avoid doing that and reinstalling it out of alignment. I'm more curious than anything, but would like to make sure the VTF is properly set for the cart.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 1,801
    Trace a couple alignment marks on headshell.
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,588
    scubalab wrote: »
    That's my next step, but not having ever aligned a cartridge, I was hoping to avoid doing that and reinstalling it out of alignment. I'm more curious than anything, but would like to make sure the VTF is properly set for the cart.

    You are assuming it is correct now. I wouldnt. Remove it see what it is. Not to difficult to reinstall.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 1,768
    Not any of the models I thought it could have been. It's an AT433E.

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  • stones89stones89 Posts: 194
    Do not be intimidated with installing a cartridge. Patience is all you need.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 1,768
    It was simple enough! :)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 13,913
    I like to drink six or seven cups of coffee before installing or removing a phono cartridge. Keeps life interesting ;)

    Seriously -- glad the scuba-doo gang solved the mystery! ruh-roh! :)

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,859
    I hate aligning cartridges. Worst part of the hobby to me.
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,728
    Replacement stylus will run ya around fifty bucks....
  • stones89stones89 Posts: 194
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I hate aligning cartridges. Worst part of the hobby to me.

    No as hard as restringing a weed eater!
  • halohalo Posts: 3,519
    @scubalab - Do you want to stick with the AT or try a different brand/flavor? Did you get that vintage Onkyo 'table or something else?
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,897
    I'm gonna say this is an Audio Technica cartridge, Al.
    Glad to be of help. And just in the nick of time, before the long weekend.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 1,768
    Victor - No intentions of changing the cartridge right now. It sounds fantastic. I did not end up getting the Onkyo... he and I set up a time to look at it and the jerk sold it out from under me without even telling me. It was probably better because another one (I think better too) showed up this past week. I picked up a Kenwood KD-5070 from a local guy who was liquidating in preparation for a move. It's really nice and I got a great deal. He even threw in som LPs in great condition including several we'd been looking for.

    Scott - Thanks man! It was driving me crazy. I knew I could count on you!

    Have a nice holiday weekend all!
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 3,956
    I have a KD550 that I got with that same cart. If I hadn't gotten a fantastic deal on the ClearAudio cart I am using now, it would still be in there.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 150
    A little late here, but that cart is from the AT10/11/12 family, meaning it can accept any styli from that family. The ATN12XE stylus has a nude-mounted elliptical with a slightly finer point than the stock bonded tip on the one you have, so might be worth seeking out. And then there's the ATN12S, or ATS12S stylus with a bonded Shibata tip :)
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,859
    edited June 9
    stones89 wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I hate aligning cartridges. Worst part of the hobby to me.

    No as hard as restringing a weed eater!

    Get a Speed Feed ;) It's like P mount for line trimmers.

  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 1,768
    Great info John- I will keep it in mind should I decide to change out the stylus.

    Gotta get me one of those Speed Feed thingies Josh.
  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,651
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Get a Speed Feed ;) It's like P mount for line trimmers.


    I have a P-Mount table will this work on it. :tongue:
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