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New needle and/or cartridge for Technics SL-BD22D
jamie_P84
post Jan 25 2011, 21:10
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We have a Technics SL-BD22D turntable, originally manufactured in 1998 and still with its original Technics P34 needle and cartridge (T4P standard).
I'd like to replace the needle and/or cartridge. The deck is factory adjusted for tracking force and anti-skating of 1.25

Which new needle and/or cartridge would be most suitable?

Thanks
jamie.

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DVDdoug
post Jan 25 2011, 22:37
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The deck is factory adjusted for tracking force and anti-skating of 1.25
That's surprising, and it presents a problem... Any difference in cartridge weight will result in a an equal difference in tracking force! sad.gif

I suppose you can get a scale/balance and weigh the existing cartridge. You could add weight to the new cartridge, but I wouldn't advise trying to remove weight. biggrin.gif

...I remember that even the old-cheap BSR & Gerrard record players had tracking-force adjustment-screws that adjusted tension on a spring.

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