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Old 12-21-2015, 04:45 PM
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super cheap ebay ceramic cartridges

Well it sure LOOKS like a ceramic cartridge.

Anyone ever try one of these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1PC-Turntabl...0AAOSwu-BWPCWR

Looks ideal for fixing the old kiddie players, etc.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:17 PM
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Thats the one they use on all those cheap Crosley players. They are also used to restore the old RCA 45 players. The Voice of Music website sells them also.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:19 PM
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They're not bad actually, .7 mil stylus only and .5 volts output so they won't work well in single stage amplifiers, but in something with some decent output that used Ceramic to start with they sound good.

They are probably the only good part on those Crosleys.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:25 PM
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Yeah that one even has a diamond stylus and a metal cantilever - for two dollars shipped from China! I may order, say, five of them and be all set for future repairs!
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:33 PM
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I believe you can get a 78 stylus for them. - Check the Voice of music website. many of those Crosley players do include the 78 speed.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:32 AM
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The only issue is that these don't look to come with the 1/2" mounting bracket. The VM site has them with the bracket.
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The only issue is that these don't look to come with the 1/2" mounting bracket. The VM site has them with the bracket.
I didn't see your reply until now - have you tried one of these ?
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I believe you can get a 78 stylus for them. - Check the Voice of music website. many of those Crosley players do include the 78 speed.
They have the 78 speed but not the proper stylus.
I was just trying to find a cheap replacement cartridge for a few phonos in my possession.
Digging deep in the archives.
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They have the 78 speed but not the proper stylus.
I was just trying to find a cheap replacement cartridge for a few phonos in my possession.
Digging deep in the archives.
BTW, see you Sunday, January 21, 2018.
I've used them in the RCA 45rpm players and a couple of Ristaucrat phonos. They work great. Mounted them with foam tape rather than pay extra for the ones with the 1/2" mounts.

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Old 01-19-2018, 12:24 PM
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I've installed one in a philco front loading 78 player, and the results were very good with the default LP styli. I suspect they tapered them so the sides meet the 78 groove before the tip hits bottom.
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