Dear Dennis,

I've tried the Shure 2.8 and 2.0 ET AND CT.
The 2.0 CT sounded the worst.
Most of the others sounded pretty much alike.
The VR II actually sounded very good - no worse than the others.
The level of noise is the same, but tone of the noise varies.

I'll have to use the files with least annoying noise.


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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dennis Rooney
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] a stylus question

Dear Ben,

You may be going a bit wide for that vintage. Try 2.5 to 3.0 both conical and elliptical and see what sounds best. The GE VR is an antique and should be avoided, so Stanton and Shure are your choices. Stereo playback enables noise reduction employment most effectively. Good luck. How successful was your recorded *Yiddishkeit* selloff?



On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Benjamin Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello everybody.
> I have some Stinson records of Richard Dyer Bennet singing ballads.
> May I have some suggestions as to which size or configuration of 
> stylus would sound best?
> So far I've tried Stanton 500 3.3 ET, Shure 3.5 FCR and GE RPX [push 
> and turn].
> I have the Stanton and Shure cartridges in stereo, not mono.
> Any suggestions, please?.... I hope.
> Regards,
> Ben Roth

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