- June 1, 2013 at 10:37 am #1055928
What do people suggest for middle of the road needles for 1210’s – no more than 50 quid each?
It seems Shure M44G’s are popular @ £99 a pair. The M447’s seem popular too. Both seem to be a decent compromise between good tracking and decent sound.
What I’m not after is expensive / ‘the best’.
Thanks!June 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm #1273647
I think a lot of people use the shure’s
They are the bulky oblong fuckers right?June 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm #1273650
Yep they’re wee boxy typeJune 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm #1273648
I think they pretty much industry standard, or at least they used to be when I dj’d.
You can get better ofc, but for relatively cheap ones that do the job relatively well, shure were the way to go. Not shure (excuse the pun) if the other ones are any good as i’ve not heard of them.June 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm #1273649
Wait, they both shure … meh sorry i don’t know the difference between them.June 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm #1273651
Thanks for the comments 🙂 I’m thinking for the price there’s not much to compete with them so is a no brainer.June 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm #1273642
M44G’s buddy. The M447’s are supposed to be better for turntablism, but the M44G’s are superior in every other way and are still good for scratching anyway.June 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm #1273643
…oh and just wondered, based on your username, do you mix psytrance? I was always under the impression that was almost exclusively digital format.June 1, 2013 at 11:15 pm #1273646
i’m reading this thread cos i got a lot of old psy trance 🙂June 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm #1273653
madpsyientist, he does sweet laser light shows in scotlandJune 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm #1273652
w00t w00t for the big-up 🙂
Nah I don’t mix anything except drinks.
Got me a set of 1210 mkII’s and Ecler Nuo 3.0 off ebay so I’ve got a set in case they’re needed as backups at parties. Pretty bangin’ bargain @ 170 bucks for the lot.
I have 1 vinyl – Dyewitness & Nightraver live @ the Rez in Scotland (19xx)
Might get some more and a set of headphones and give mixing a go one night after a few whiskeys 😉June 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm #1273645
sinner69ParticipantJune 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm #1273641
I remember when Ortofon DJ cartridges were the latest thing, though I think they sound cleaner than Stantons which were then the main competitor (are these still made?).
Though for about nearly 30 years I had thought these came from DE rather than DK, although I would instantly recognise Bang and Olufsen as Danish. Not sure why, perhaps as I always saw them being mentioned in German articles and websites.June 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm #1273644
Yep the Stanton needles are still being churned out. The 500ALs were the undisputed industry standard for a long time and they are still good robust needles to be fair.
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