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2.5g seems pretty light, though I haven't used that particular cartridge.
I typically use 4g for 78s with the Stanton 500V3.

Ellis Burman
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On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 3:28 PM, DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I don't, but the minimum tracking weight isn't that significant.  Often,
> except for records in very fine condition, a heavier tracking weight is
> required and the cartridge and stylus should be able to track at 3 grammes
> or higher without being damaged.
>
> db
>
>
> On Saturday, November 8, 2014 5:54 PM, Kurt Nauck <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Does anyone have experience with the Ortofon OM 78 moving magnet
> cartridge for playing 78s?
>
> It is only rated for 2.5 gms max tracking weight
>
> Kurt Nauck
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