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Old 12-01-2009, 02:48 PM
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Naive but I'm buying needles for the first time and don't have a clue what to get, I need a cartrdige and stylus, all in one thing.

are these good, Im not looking for anything fancy:

http://www.decks.co.uk/products/kam/kch1
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:02 PM
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Tbh, I'd stick with one of the 3 main manufacturers. Stanton, Ortofon or Shure.

I have the Shure whitelabels and they're excellent. I've used Stanton Trackmasters and Ortofon concordes in the past as well without any problems.

How much are you willing to spend???
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:03 PM
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I cant believe you've been getting by, all this time, with used needles. Thats disgusting.

I rob doctor's surgeries for mine.

On a side note, Concorde ortofon dj s or cart stanton 505's are prob best entry-level, depending on what you're actually lookin for. I hate pricking around setting the carts right, cos I've sausage fingers, so its concordes all the way for me
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:07 PM
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Not much as Im leaving the country in a few months and will not be bringing decks with me. Im borrowing some decks, their twelve tens but have no neddles or cartridges or any of that. I don't know what Im at with this side of it though, like if I buy these:

http://www.decks.co.uk/products/ortofon/concordepro

, is thta it, can i just screw that in to the arm of the deck and work away or do I ahve to get a needle for the cartridge seperate?

Also if you know of anything cheaper than these that will do that'd be great
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:12 PM
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I use the ortofon concorde dj s - which are pretty nice (hans is dead right about the setup of them). I find that I don't get as long out of the stylii as I should (3-4 months of fairly light usage).
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:14 PM
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I was using decks before which had these,

http://www.decks.co.uk/products/numark/cc1

are they good enough or would I be wasting my time with them?
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:15 PM
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I use the ortofon concorde dj s - which are pretty nice (hans is dead right about the setup of them). I find that I don't get as long out of the stylii as I should (3-4 months of fairly light usage).
You mustn't have the weights set up correctly TLC, thats a ludicrously short time to get out of needles for home use.

I've had my Shure whitelabels a good 8 months at this stage and they're still fine. Thats using a good few hours a week.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:18 PM
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You mustn't have the weights set up correctly TLC, thats a ludicrously short time to get out of needles for home use.

I've had my Shure whitelabels a good 8 months at this stage and they're still fine. Thats using a good few hours a week.
Yeah I thought as much Eoin. My old cheapy stantons lasted me for years. I have the weights setup at the level recommended in the wee booklet that comes with them. I replaced them both recently from a different supplier and am gonna keep a closer eye on them.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:27 PM
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Yeah I thought as much Eoin. My old cheapy stantons lasted me for years. I have the weights setup at the level recommended in the wee booklet that comes with them. I replaced them both recently from a different supplier and am gonna keep a closer eye on them.
If they last the same length again I'd think about getting new carts.

There's definitely something not right about them lasting a few months.

I'd say nightclubs are getting longer use out of needles than that.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:29 PM
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I'm getting close to a year's heavy use on my DJ S, TLC.

I've weight ~3g, anti-skate 3, height even with platter when balanced. I dont even tend to get any feedback, or skips, at that. Something's odd about your setup...
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