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  23rd Jun 2012, 12:26 PM#1  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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Now then catters... my stylus died on its arse yesterday and this has rendered my little turntable a little on the useless side :-(

I'm already Googling various suppliers of replacement styli (?) but do any of you have any recommended sources?

I have a cheap turntable, it's an Aiwa PX-E860 which I play through a separate Sony stereo. I've never replaced the needle on this one before.


  23rd Jun 2012, 12:40 PM#2  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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gettheneedle.co.uk

This lot seem to be a lot cheaper than anywhere else - anyone used them? Are they any good?


  23rd Jun 2012, 3:43 PM#3  QUOTE  REPORT  
TheJudge

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I have exactly the same model turntable as you!

I've used Mantra Audio and found them to be fine (it's the AN11 you'll need).

HTH


  23rd Jun 2012, 4:22 PM#4  QUOTE  REPORT  
Juke Jules

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Don't assume that cheapest always equals best value! and see previous forum topic New stylus jumping


  23rd Jun 2012, 4:32 PM#5  QUOTE  REPORT  
headcoat

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Juke Jules wrote:
Don't assume that cheapest always equals best value! and see previous forum topic New stylus jumping

My problem was solved and I don't think it was the stylus, it was lack of anti-skating weight


  24th Jun 2012, 1:12 PM#6  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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Cheers all, and fellow Aiwa-owners!

I shall purchase one today. Funnily enough I can happily go for a few days without playing any records but now, because I CAN'T play any, I really don't like it at all!!


  27th Jun 2012, 11:59 AM#7  QUOTE  REPORT  
Steel-River-Wet

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I also needed a new stylus for my turntable. It's an Awai PX -E45 which I use with a separate Awai stereo system. (The only reason I mention that it was for my turntable, is that I also own a retro 1970's complete disco system and an original 1960's Juke-box (both ONLY play 7" inch records..but I do have a CD system available for the twin-decks of the disco.. that one is NEVER used. LOL)
I digress.
Anyway, Thanks to "The Judge" on here recommending "Mantra Audio", I purchased my stylus from them.. great service with 48 hrs. turn-around, BUT can I get the old stylus out the needle arm on the turntable? Can I heck. I've NEVER heard of a stylus being stuck before. Have you? I noticed a tiny "Posi-drive" screw on the arm above the stylus, so I unscrewed that, but it STILL won't budge. Any ideas Guys?


  27th Jun 2012, 7:19 PM#8  QUOTE  REPORT  
TheJudge

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I don't know that model, but on the PX-E860 you get hold of the front of the stylus assembly (it's often a different colour to the tone-arm head) and gently pull downwards from the cartridge head.


  27th Jun 2012, 10:24 PM#9  QUOTE  REPORT  
nboldock

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Funnily enough I figured out the very same thing by trial and error the other day. For the first 5 minutes I thought I wasn't going to be able to get the damn thing off.


  27th Jun 2012, 11:59 PM#10  QUOTE  REPORT  
VinylSid

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StylusPlus.co.uk have sorted me out for years - highly recommended!


  28th Jun 2012, 12:46 AM#11  QUOTE  REPORT  
washlively

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Jerry Raskin's Needle Doctor


  27th Jul 2012, 11:41 AM#12  QUOTE  REPORT  
Steel-River-Wet

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Thanks for your help Guys. Anyone noticed that I haven't been on 45cat for nearly a month? Nope?
Anyway, guess what? I tried to follow the instructions just a little TOO hard. and pulled the damn thing out of the 4 connecting prongs of the"arm", resulting in no turntable usage on the Aiwa till I got it fixed. GRRR!
Luckily my wife's friend's hubby was able to solder the arm back onto the 4 prongs, for the price of a cup of tea and a wonderful home-made muffin!
7" Heaven is now resumed in the "Wet" house..

Edited by Steel-River-Wet on 27th Jul 2012, 11:49 AM

  27th Jul 2012, 3:18 PM#13  QUOTE  REPORT  
Bobzyeruncle

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Only slightly relevant to the topic, but still funny to me, was when I needed a new cartridge and tried Radio Shack, where I had purchased my last one, years before.
I asked the sales clerk if they had any and he pointed me to the SD cards. Explaining again that I needed it for a turntable and wasn't looking for digital camera supplies, all he could muster up was a blank expression. :laugh:


  27th Jul 2012, 3:54 PM#14  QUOTE  REPORT  
sporidium

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Bobzyeruncle wrote:
I asked the sales clerk if they had any and he pointed me to the SD cards. Explaining again that I needed it for a turntable and wasn't looking for digital camera supplies, all he could muster up was a blank expression. :laugh:

Sounds like this situation in reverse!



  27th Jul 2012, 4:34 PM#15  QUOTE  REPORT  
Bobzyeruncle

Why don't we put a @#%&ing 12 string on it?
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Hah!
(They looked like kids there. The years pass too quickly.)


  15th Aug 2012, 11:20 PM#16  QUOTE  REPORT  
Hepcat

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Steel-River-Wet wrote:
Thanks for your help Guys. Anyone noticed that I haven't been on 45cat for nearly a month? Nope?
Anyway, guess what? I tried to follow the instructions just a little TOO hard. and pulled the damn thing out of the 4 connecting prongs of the"arm", resulting in no turntable usage on the Aiwa till I got it fixed. GRRR!
Luckily my wife's friend's hubby was able to solder the arm back onto the 4 prongs, for the price of a cup of tea and a wonderful home-made muffin!
7" Heaven is now resumed in the "Wet" house..

I did the same thing, only the wires were fine. The only problem is that now I can't get the new cartridge to stay on!


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