78 RPM Cartridges



78 RPM Cartridges

For correct playback fidelity of your 78 RPM records you need to use a cartridge with stylus designed for 78 RPM records. A very common misconception is that you can use a LP stylus for playing 78 records. This is one quick and sure way to damage the 78 record groove. Playing it once is enough. Moreover, the LP stylus is much narrower than the 78 record groove hence the tip will slip to the bottom of the groove where debris has collected for many decades. This results in extraordinarily high surface noise. The LP stylus also sways on either side of the groove wall or misses the groove wall where the sound was recorded. All in all, it's not good for the 78 RPM record, for your LP stylus, and for listening. For these reasons, it really makes very good sense to use a 78 RPM cartridge for your 78's.


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Fit perfect

Fast shipping, sounds great

New cartridge for my old Fisher turntable sounds great!

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Jerry Stone (St. John's, CA)
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Replacement for Kenwood N-53 N53 stylus
Terrie Dawn (Las Vegas, US)

The item ordered was correct

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Replacement for Pickering D-8E D8E stylus
Michael Vanmeter (Hilliard, US)

Replacement for Pickering D-8E D8E stylus

Amazing product

Nothing much to add, I don't think an LP60X and an Edifier 1280T setup is probably not good enough to hear the sound quality difference, but the stylus upgrade seems less likely to skip on more beaten up records and that's good enough for me.

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