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I gave these some serious thought

Posted by 1973shovel on May 3, 2012 at 10:05:32:

But I had to ask myself if I really knew what I would be looking for, regarding stylus wear. I decided that I didn't.

I just got back from the post office, mailing a "low hours" used cartridge I had purchased, off to SoundSmith. For $75, they'll inspect it and let me know if it is truly low hours, or ready to destroy my LP's. That's not cheap, but, on the other hand, it's inexpensive peace of mind. I'd rather someone who looks at ten of these a day judge it, rather than me guessing.

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