I'm wondering if a fair number get returned due to people finding out it's fully manual and has no
dust cover? For what it's worth, whomever re-packaged mine at ZZSounds or "Stanton" did a good job
and the unit works no worse for the wear. I carefully inspected the needle with a microscope and it
wasn't damaged. It's conical so it takes some really heavy misuse to chip it. That kind of misuse or
mishandling is more likely to bend the cantilever.
BTW, forgot to mention this before -- Kevin at KAB sells the standard Stanton 500 conical needles
cheap because he removes them for the 78 needles for the two-headshell packages he sells.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Strauss" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Possibly another reason why Technics is exiting the turntable business
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 10:05 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> "Stanton" now has a 1200 semi-knockoff with many useful features down below
>> $250 street price, Stanton 500 cartridge included:
>> -- Tom Fine
> Thanks for that Tom. I looked around on Google a bit for the T.92 and found
> many sources for it. Universal price seems to be $299, new. A number of
> outlets had B stock or factory rewraps. Why do you think there are so many
> of these? Are they returns?
> Frank B Strauss, DMD