Denon Dp-7f cartridge replacement

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Denon Dp-7f cartridge replacement

Postby tony_m » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:52 pm

Dear All,

I am new to this turntable and just got denon dp-7f
I might need to replace the cartridge (p mount type)
Any recommendation? something that is not more than $75 or best bucks in terms of value?

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Postby Ty_Bower » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:27 pm

Others have recommended the Shure M97xE. On that recommendation, I bought one and was pleased with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-M97xE-High- ... ap?ie=UTF8

A couple of caveats:

1) It's not P mount.
2) Sometimes Shure QC isn't what it ought to be. The first one I received had a crooked cantilever. Shure customer service was very friendly, and promptly replaced it under warranty.
3) The Shure has quite a different sound from an Audio Technica cart. If you prefer AT, Shure might not be for you.

My turntable is an old Technics SL-Q2, if it makes any difference.


edit... I did a quick search on your Denon DP-7F, and see that only P mounts are compatible. In other words, the M97xE cannot work for you.
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Postby tony_m » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:46 pm

Here is what I found online

http://www.lpgear.com/Merchant2/merchan ... y_Code=T4P

Any one can suggest me? Mostly I will play jazz and classical music.
Shure or AT or any other brand, I don't know which one is better
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Postby Shannon Parks » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:03 am

I would suggest researching the older Stanton p-mount carts (something similar to a 681EEE). I may even have one. You could pickup a used cart cheap on eBay and then order a new, high performance stylus.

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