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Old 16th Nov 2019, 6:45 pm   #1
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Default Cartridge

Has any member got a cartridge to fit in the Collaro record changer? this is for my project of restoring the EAR 1960 portable record player.

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Old 17th Nov 2019, 4:35 pm   #2
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It's a COLLARO. This was originally fitted with a Collaro Studio "O" cartridge. These are no long available and, even if they were, these cannot play stereo records.
You will need to use a BSR X5M (c. 35.00) if you want to play LPs, 45s and 78s or a Chinese Red Cheapo cartridge fitted onto a 1/2" mount and a flip over stylus (c. 12-14).
If you only want to play LPs/45s there is another much cheaper option, but it will be a more complex fit. The arm will also need re-balancing. What are your skill levels like with these early players/?
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