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Accuphase AC-1

Accuphase AC-1 phono cartridge LOMC. This is brnad new cantilever/stylus tuning from Namiki Japan.
  
Output: 0.2 mV
Tracks: 1.5-2.0 g
Loads: 4 Ohms
Unloads: 4 Ohms
Compliance: 12

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  Cartridge Man Music Maker MK III    SOLD

Cartridge Man Music Maker cartridge for sale. This is moving iron type with output 4.5 mV. This is the golden body with threaded mounting holes.
Most of the critics and audiophiles agree that this is the finest MI cartridge ever produced. it is hardly ever for sale. The cartridge has less than 100 hours of play time. It comes with shipping box and mounting ware.

Output voltage: 4.5mV
Frequency response: 10Hz - 50KHz
Stereo separation:>25dB across 10Hz to 30KHz range
Loading requirement: 47K Ohm (standard moving magnet)
Cartridge weight: 6.2g
Stylus type: proprietary extended contact area diamond
Tracking force: 1.58g +/- 0.05g (critical)
Arm requirement: medium to low mass (13g or less)
Bias (anti-skate) requirements: minimal

Sell: $450

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  Sumiko Talisman B
 
Sumiko Talisman B cartridge for sale. This is MC type cartridge with 0.26mV output. This carbon boron brings real volume and wider soundstage along with famous Sumiko detailing. Overall it sounds like a big player. The best and most noticeable future of this cartridge is very dark background and very low surface noise which is surprising for LOMC.
 
The cartridge has 50 hours. It comes with Sumiko boxes, papers, stylus guard and mounting ware.
 
Specifications:
Output: 0.26mV
Tracking: 2g
 Load: 40-100 Ohms
Unload: 10 Ohms
Compliance: 15
Stylus: Line Contact

Sell $425

Ortofon SPU GTE  high output MC  with transformer                                           
Ortofon SPU GTE phono cartridge for sale. This cartridge outperformes hundreds of other Ortofons. In fact most people put it in the same league with Rohmann and Anna. Without the lyric and emotions- great soundstage, amazing dynamics and base. What else- good tracker and plays on all arms equally well.
The cartridge has about 15 hours after Namiki Japan retipping. Clean and solid suspension.
It comes with box and stylus guard.
Specifications:
Output: 6.5 mV
Tracks:1.8-2.8 g
Loads: 47 kOhms​
Compliance: 10
New: $1700


Sell: $550
Shipping inside USA is $10. Shipping anywhere in the world $25

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Korvet GZM-028                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Extremely rare Korvet GZM-028 cartridge for sale.
This is one of the best cartridge produced by former USSR. When I got it I could not believe that MM cartridge can sound so naturally relaxed. The superior tracking, tight base and magical mids- these are just few words that described  the beauty of this Soviet engineering marble.

The cartridge has beryllium cantilever and special oriented crystal nude diamond. This is real natural diamond, not synthetic like 100% of all modern styluses made of. The cartridge, boxes and mounting ware are in perfect NM condition. The cartridge has just 30 hours on my table and it is MINT. The cartridge loads at 1.2 mV that is unusual for the MM cartridges, but it well compensated with the sonic bliss. All packaging, mounting ware and papers are present.
  
Specifications:
Output: 1.2mV
Tracking: 1.0-1.5g
Antiskating set: 0.8-1.2g
Load: 47 kOhms 
Unload: 1000 Ohms​

Sell: $350

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS.

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Entre MC-5 Boron LOMC cartridge
  
Entre MC-5 Boron rare cartridge for sale. This is low output moving coil type. Cartridge is in NM condition with low 100 hours. It comes with all boxes and goods.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 0.25 mV
Tracks: 1.6-1.8 grams
Loads: >10 Ohms
Unloads: 3.5 Ohms
Compliance: 17​

Sell: $375
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Promethean Green rare MM phono cartridge

Promethean Green rare MM cartridge for sale. This is iconic USA production. It is heavy modified Grado Master. The cartridge in perfect operational and cosmetic condition.
Specifications:
Output: 5.0 mV
Tracks: 1.5g
 Loads: 47 kOhms
Unloads: 470 Ohms

Sell: $350
Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS.
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Dynavector EconoCoil NOS new HOMC


Dynavector EconoLine phono cartridge. These were made for Asian markets only. The cartridge is high output moving coil. Brand new 0 hours
Specs are on the photo

Sell $350

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SAEC C-2 low output MC

SAEC C-2 phono cartridge for sale. The cartridge was made by Audio Engineering Japan. This is low/med output MC type.
 The cartridge is in very good operational and cosmetic condition. It has 200 hours of play time. The cartridge comes with shipping box.


Specifications:

Output: 0.45 mV
Loads: 40-1000 Ohms
Unloads: 40 ohms
Tracks: 1.4-1.8 g
Compliance: 9

Sell: $325

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS
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APIC AP-77PH

Apis AP-77PH is rare Japanese creation of Ortho. This is high output Moving coil. It is NOS with 20 hours of play time. All MINT with shell and stand.
Specifications: 
Output: 2.3 mV
Tracks: 1.3-1.8 g
Loads: > 1000 Ohms
Unloads: 12 Ohms

Sell:  $300

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Hana EL brand new MC

Hana EL is  Japanese creation of Excel Co.. This is low/med output Moving coil. It is NOS with 0 hours of play time. All MINT with boxes and mounting ware.
Specifications: 
Output: 0.5 mV
Tracks: 1.8-2.0 g
Loads: > 400 Ohms
Unloads: 42 Ohms

Sell:  $350

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Excel MC-100E phono cartridge HOMC high output MC
  
Excel MC –100E rare cartridge for sale. The cartridge guts and assembly made by Benz Micro Switzerland.
 
The cartridge is 2.3mV high output- no step up transformer needed.
 
 The cartridge is in perfect cosmetic and functional condition. It was played for 20 hours. Comes with the original boxes, papers and mounting ware.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 2.3 mV
Tracks: 1.7-2.1 mV
Loads: 120 Ohms
Unloads: 120 Ohms
Compliance: 8
 
Sell: $250

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS

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Yamaha MC-101

  
Yamaha MC-101 is rare premier MC cartridge with beryllium tapered cantilever and special elliptical stylus. The cartridge is near new with only 50 hours of play time. Tracks and sounds superb.

Output: 0.3 mV
Tracks: 1.3-1.9 g
Unloads: 30 Ohms
Compliance: 12


Sell: $275

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  Sumiko Talisman B
 
Sumiko Talisman B cartridge for sale. This is MC type cartridge with 0.26mV output. This cartridge has brand new cantilever and stylus done by Namiki Japan. Overall it sounds like a big player. The cartridge has very dark background and very low surface noise which is surprising for LOMC.
 
The cartridge has 5 hours of play time on this new cantilever. It comes with Sumiko boxes, papers, stylus guard and mounting ware.
 
Specifications:
Output: 0.26mV
Tracking: 2g
 Load: 40-100 Ohms
Unload: 10 Ohms
Compliance: 15
Stylus: Line Contact

 
Sell $299
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Victor U-1E Integrated SPU body boron cantilever
  
Victor U-1E rare cartridge for sale. The cartridge has  titanium nitride boron cantilever and was one of the best MM cartridges produced in Japan in the Golden Age of Vinyl. The cartridge was famous for open liquid mids and powerful base.
 
The cartridge is in perfect cosmetic and functional condition. It was played for less than 100 hours . It comes with the stylus guard and shipping box.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 3.0 mV
Tracks: 1.3-1.7 g
Loads: 47 kOhms
Frequency: 10-40,000 Hz
Compliance: 12
 
Sell: $220

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS
  
Technics EPC 405C high output MM
  
Technics EPC 405C cartridge for sale. The cartridge has titanium cantilever. It plays stereo and 4 channels as well.
The cartridge is 2.3 mV high output- no step up transformer needed.
The cartridge is in very good operational and cosmetic condition. It has less than 100 hours of play time.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 2.3 mV
Tracks: 1.3-1.5 mV
Loads: 47  kOhms
Unloads: 120 Ohms
Compliance: 12
 
Sell: $270

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS
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 Sony XL-MC3 SL with SH-156 headshell

Sony XL-MC-3 SL phono cartridge for sale. This is rare fly leads version with magnesium headshell Moving Coils type. The Headshell is SH-156.
The cartridge is in perfect operational and cosmetic condition. The cartridge has  original stylus with 50 hour of play time. It comes with the  shipping box.
 
Specifications:
Output: 0.2 mV
Tracks: 1.8-2.0 gram
Loads: 40-100 kOhms
Unloads: 40 Ohms
Compliance: 20
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Sell $275

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS
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Apature Koce phono cartridge MC Denmark

Apature Koce MC phono cartridge for sale. This is re-branded Ortofon product from Denmark.
The sound pattern is very similar with solid base and great mids balance.
Specifications:
 Output: 2 mV
Tracks: 1.4-1.6 g
 Loads: 47 kOhms
Unloads: 800 Ohms
Compliance: 14


Sell: $175
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Denon DL-107 phono cartridge top MM   
  
Denon DL-107 rare cartridge for sale. The cartridge is one of the best made and sounding MM cartridges ever. This is MM with de-touchable stylus.
 
 The cartridge is in good cosmetic and functional condition. It was played for 200 hours.  PLEASE NOTE, THE COVER MAY BE MISSING.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 2.0 mV
Tracks: 1.7-2.1 mV
Loads: 47 kOhms
Unloads: 100 Ohms
Compliance: 9
 
Sell: $140
Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS
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Technics EPC-271c-s integrated headshell
  
Technics EPC-271C-S phono cartridge for sale.
 
The cartridge is 5.5 mV high output- no step up transformer needed. The stylus is nude shank elliptical. The cartridge is in perfect cosmetic and functional condition. It was played for 20 hours. Comes with the original boxes, papers and mounting ware.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 2.3 mV
Tracks: 1.5-1.9 mV
Loads: 50-100 kOhms
Unloads: 1200 Ohms
Compliance: 10
 
Sell: $110

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Boston MC-1E as new NOS
  
Boston MC-1El rare cartridge for sale. The cartridge guts and assembly made by Benz Micro Switzerland.  The cartridge is in perfect cosmetic and functional condition. It was played for 30 hours-as new.


The cartridge is 2.5mV high output- no step up transformer needed.
 

Specifications:
 
Output: 2.5 mV
Tracks: 1.5-2.1 g
Loads: 47 kOhms
Unloads: 120 Ohms
Compliance: 8
 
Sell: $200

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS
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Sony XL-45 MK II 
Sony XL-45 MK II phono cartridge for sale. This is rare integrated headshell Moving Magnet type.
The cartridge is in perfect operational and cosmetic condition. The cartridge has  original MK II stylus with20 hour of play time. It comes with the  shipping box.
 
Specifications:
Output: 2.5 mV
Tracks: 1.8-2.0 gram
Loads: 47 kOhms
Compliance: 20

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Sell $199


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Goldring 2100 MM phono cartridge NEW SOLD
  
Goldring G2100 cartridge for sale. The cartridge is new with 0 hours pulled of anew table.
 
The cartridge is 6.3mV high output- no step up transformer needed.
 
 The cartridge is in perfect cosmetic and functional condition. It was played for 20 hours. Comes with the original boxes, papaers and mounting ware.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 6.3 mV
Tracks: 1.7-2.1 mV
Loads: 47 kOhms
Unloads: 550 Ohms
Compliance: 11
 
Sell: $150

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS

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Audiotechnica LM27E
 
Audiotechnica LM27E phono cartridge for sale. These are brand new NOS.
The stylus is nude chunk Bi-radial type (Shibata Type I).
I have 5 of these available. The cartridge is light weight and great for light / medium weight tonearm or any tangential type.
 
Specifications:
Output: 3.0 mV
Tracks: 1.2-1.8G
Loads: 47 kOhms
Frequency: 20-23,000Hz
Weight: 3g
 
Sell: $40

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