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post #1 of 8 Old 08-17-2019, 08:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Help to ID this cartridge

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as the time comes soon to repair my broken turntable I looked at the cartridge and cannot ID this one... there is nowhere the name or anything on it. It is still ok but down the road it needs to be replaced.

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It looks like an old Denon moving coil cartridge. Possibly a DL-305 that has been re-tipped / re-cantilevered at some point in the past.
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I was thinking also Denon but all Denon cartridges have model number on it but not this one... The pictures do not show but this has like pearl translucent shine to it. I just brought the turntable to my uncle who will get to NY to get repaired. He found some tech in New York who will take a look at it. I just look into cartridge while potentially I have to replace it. I guess I hope that tech will know's the model of cartridge used.

Only what I know that it will be expensive.

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I think that you are right on the dot with Denon DL-305 cartridge as I look up the pictures on the web and it has same pearl translucent finish to it. It is also possible that is refurbished by Denon as my uncle said that is send somewhere and he does not remember where long time ago (when you get old you do not remember everything ). It was sounding amazing when TT was working. When I get the TT back (tech says that it can be between 6-12 months turnover time depending which parts have to be replaced while I guess that it has to be shipped from Japan).

Kudos to you Skriefal! I was looking into Denon cartridges but didn't look into that one!

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The model number sticker on the bottom was probably removed at some point. That's why I guessed that the cartridge might have been re-cantilevered (new needle installed).
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Thank you for your help and pointing in the right direction...

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You did not mention what brand and model of turntable that needs repairing, but here is a shop that fixes vintage units (I have no experience using them):

http://tech1electronics.com/

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You did not mention what brand and model of turntable that needs repairing, but here is a shop that fixes vintage units (I have no experience using them):

http://tech1electronics.com/
Thanks.

The turntable is Sony PS-X9
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