View Full Version : 100$ Cartridge for mixing

10-01-2012, 08:52 AM

I'm looking for a 100$ cartridge for my stanton ST.150. Will not be used for scratching. I play mostly bass heavy music; dub, dubstep, uk funky, future garage, deep house. Would like to not replace standard headshells. Don't care about aesthetics.

10-02-2012, 06:32 AM
Just change the stylus from 680HP to 680EL. Stanton 680EL sounds VERY good imho. If you want to have a completely new cartridge try Ortofon Arkiv.
Both mentioned carts/needles are elliptical. If you want spherical stylus, check out Shure M35X or Whitelabel.
You'll propably get the best prices here: recordcase.de.

10-02-2012, 01:22 PM
+1 for the Stanton 680s, very good carts

10-02-2012, 03:15 PM
My experience with the 680 EL is that while sounding very good, I noticed a very high degree of cue burn just after minimal use. Maybe they've gotten better since I last used them (many years ago). I've since switched to Whitelabels and never looked back.

10-02-2012, 09:53 PM
I use the 680s. They are my favorite sounding cartridge and I have tried a lot of them.