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 RC-456 Phono Cartridge
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:08:58 PM on 5 February 2020.
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 Location: Clare, SA
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Hello, I have just finished restoring an STC Tablegram for my boss which has an RC-456 record changer turntable, which I have managed to get working really well. The only problem is firstly the bracket holding the phono cartridge broke apart and I had to solder the bits (the springy fork holding the cartridge through the securing bracket to the turn-over knob) together. It took me several goes as it kept breaking the solder every time I tried mounting the cartridge, but I finally succeeded, although It will not be very strong a bond but hopefully should last. Secondlt the cartridge is good on one side, where I mounted the LP stylus, but the other side where I've put the 78 stylus, the volume is very soft, so the cartridge is basically stuffed on one side;

I have been unable to find a replacement cartridge and I am wondering if anybody has or knows of where I may source one?

Thank you in advance. Jamie.


 
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 2:04:06 PM on 10 February 2020.
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 Location: Clare, SA
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Cheers Ian but this player runs on 8-10grams stylus weight and that setup is only good for 1.5 grams and doesn't have the flip over 78 needle. The tonearm tip on the RC-456 is very small so will only accommodate the original narrow cartridge which is secured by a single screw, not the usual 2.


 
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