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 Magnetic cartridges in early record changers?
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:01:25 PM on 28 April 2017.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
 Member since 31 December 2015
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Upgrading an early Kriesler radiogram and considering a magnetic cartridge for improved fidelity.

Adding a preamp is a given, but anyone had any experience using a 1 or 2 gram tracking cartridge in a late 50's changer?
I'm concerned that the greater mass of the old pickup arm would be a problem when tracking a slightly warped disc, due to vertical inertia.

What do you think?

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:11:01 PM on 28 April 2017.
Johnny's avatar
 Location: Hobart, TAS
 Member since 31 July 2016
 Member #: 1959
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I don't think fitting a magnetic cartridge would be a problem.
Perhaps a better shielded tone arm cable would be required.
And would you really want to play your good records on a 50's changer.
Some magnetic cartridges would not like a bit of extra weight.

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