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    Need Hekp Finding Needles for my Husband

    Hi all, my husband said he needs new needles for his birthday, but when I look up a style he mentioned (Ortofon Pro S or Nightclub) it says cartridge or stylus. Are either of those just different words for needle? I don't want to buy the wrong thing!! Thanks in advance.

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    Think of cartridge and stylus as like....wheel and tyre.

    The stylus is the thing at end of the cartridge that takes all the wear.

    I'm guessing your husband wants just replacement stylus (can he already play records? - if so he already has a cartridge and stylus - he has probably worn the stylus out).

    However - I would confirm with him. There are different models of cartridge and different stylus. Best to be sure exactly what he wants before you buy.


    [and for all the grammar nazis - I do know that the plural of stylus is stylii]
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    Thank you! He already has turntables so you are probably right. I will either ask him or his dad to make sure I get the right thing. Just didn't want to ruin the surprise.

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