View Full Version : Turntable Needles Help

09-17-2012, 10:16 PM
Hey im new to DJing and i have 2 Stanton St150's. I want to buy new needles for them and i am wondering if i can buy any needles or do i have to buy specific needles for my turntables that are made by Stanton. Thanks. -DJ LJayy

Dave Daschofsky
09-17-2012, 10:22 PM
You should be able to use any standard dj headshell. Shure m44s are popular and a lot of people use ortofons (I use the concordes)

09-17-2012, 10:23 PM
No, you don't have to buy Stanton needles. What's your price range? I can recommend something. Also are you using a dvs like Serato or Traktor?

09-18-2012, 09:19 AM
just check to make sure, but most can fit any standard headshell+cartridge+needle set. If you find the Ortofons a bit pricey, Shure m447 is a good investment.

09-18-2012, 04:56 PM
honestly the shure m44's may be used my most DJs but they collect dust quickly (especially if where your dj set is, it gets dusty fairly quick like my area). that's one of the only cons of them and the fact that i have to replace my stylus's a little more than usual.

09-18-2012, 05:30 PM
Needles collecting dust is just a symptom of the problem, if the records are clean there's no dust to collect ;)

09-20-2012, 07:58 PM
what headshells do you ahve on it now. you may be able to buy just cartridges, and not worry about a cartridge and headshell.

09-25-2012, 12:22 AM
yea im using serato and nothing over $100

09-25-2012, 12:25 AM
im not too sure all it says is Stanton 680.V3

scottie the goonie
09-25-2012, 12:42 AM
you don't necessarily need m447's if you're not scratching.