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 From: Kevin P. Mostyn <[log in to unmask]>


>I recently tried to order some more custom styli from Expert Stylus for a
>Stanton 500 but was informed that Stanton has essentially left the phono
>cartridge business, at least for now and perhaps forever, due to their
>purchase by Gibson Guitars. Expert suggested that I turn to Shure or
>Ortofon. Ortofon is out of my price range, so I'm looking at Shure. I know
>that some U.S. dealers still have Expert-Tipped Stanton styli available but
>I would like to find a long term solution.

Interesting.  I just checked Broadcast Supply's web site and they
list four Stanton cartridges available, the 500V3, 520V3, 505V3,
and 680V3MP4.  Also 78 styli for their 500, 600 and 800-series
cartridges.  Also several Stanton turntables.  Nothing in their
closeout area.