78 RPM stylus for Teac LP-R500 LP R500 LPR500 turntable
The Teac LP-R500 LP R500 LPR500 turntable was fitted with a Teac SPL-102 SPL102 needle stylus. A photo of the stylus replacement is supplied above. The stylus features a 3.0 mil polished diamond for long playing life and correct tracing of 78 RPM record grooves. It offers minimal groove wear and accurate rendition of voice and music. The color of the stylus varies. Please verify and use this as a guide only since the cartridge and stylus may have been changed through the years.
To maintain the playback fidelity of your 78 record you really need to use a 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 grooves. Moreover, the LP stylus is much narrower than the 78 record groove, hence the tip will slide to the bottom of the groove where debris has collected for many decades, resulting in extraordinarily high surface noise.
If the stylus above differs from what you have, then it means you no longer have the fitted cartridge. For us to assist you further, we need the cartridge brand and model number. This info is usually inscribed on the cartridge and stylus.