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Hello I'm new at this , i don't know anything about turntables. recently i found one in my garage and it is missing he needle , but i don't have any idea of what it would fit. I know theres a lot of possible choices so that why i asking for help. The model of the turntable is a Teac p-50 , i found the specs over the net , the cartridge is missing the needle (it has now brand only says on the back 1T3 to IT3) , I need to get the needle or the entire cartridge ? what brands do fit this model of turntable ? Thanks in advance.


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Manufacturer's Specifications

Type: Semi-automatic system

Drive System: Belt drive system

Motor: 4-pole synchronous motor

Speed: 33-1/3 & 45 rpm

Turntable: 301 mm diameter, Aluminum alloy diecast

Wow and Flutter: 0.1 % (WRMS)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 55 dB (DIN-B)

Tonearm

Type: Statically balanced tubular straight-line with removable headshell

Effective Length: 222 mm

Overhang: 16.8 mm

Tracking Error Angle: +2° 30' to -1° 30'

Stylus Pressure Range: 0 - 3 g

Usable Cartridge Weight 4 - 6 g

Cartridge

Type: Moving Magnet Type

Frequency Response: 20 - 20 kHz

Output Voltage: 3.5 mV

Appropriate Stylus Pressure: 2 g

Stylus: 0.6 mil conical

Load Impedance: 47 k ohms

Cartridge Weight: 5 g

Power Requirements: 240 V AC 50 Hz

Power Consumption: 8 W

Dimensions (W x H x D) 427 x 131 x 372 mm (16-13/16" x 5-3/16" x 14-5/8")

Weight: 5 kg (11.0 lbs) net
 

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Originally Posted by marc_ax  /t/1417002/teac-turntable-help#post_22158016


...recently i found one in my garage and it is missing he needle ,
Get a new cartridge. It comes with a new stylus. Sitting in a garage (no matter how long) that cartridge is probably not healthy. It's not worth just getting a replacement stylus IMO.
 

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Hello I'm new at this , i don't know anything about turntables. recently i found one in my garage and it is missing he needle , but i don't have any idea of what it would fit. I know theres a lot of possible choices so that why i asking for help. The model of the turntable is a Teac p-50 , i found the specs over the net , the cartridge is missing the needle (it has now brand only says on the back 1T3 to IT3) , I need to get the needle or the entire cartridge ? what brands do fit this model of turntable ? Thanks in advance.

Any "non P-type" cartridge that meets the manufacturer's spec of "Usable Cartridge Weight 4 - 6 g" should be OK.
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Stylus Pressure Range: 0 - 3 g

Most new cartridges should meet this.
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Type: Moving Magnet Type

This is up to your amplifier. It's not a specification of the turntable.


I'd slap on a Shure M97XE. Under $65. Very nice sound.
 

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I'll pose the obvious question.

Before you go to any expense for a "garage find".... do you have a receiver that has a "phono" input? If not, you'll need to also purchase a phono pre-amp.
 

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Thanks , so i can buy any cartridge brand that meats the weight and the pressure and be a non p type
 

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Thanks , so i can buy any cartridge brand that meats the weight and the pressure and be a non p type

And is compatible with your amp's PHONO input - just moving magnet, or either moving magnet or moving coil.
 
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