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Stanton 680 EL II Cartridge
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It's the latest in Stanton's 4-coil standard mount cartridge line. Elliptical, highly polished stylus tip. 20Hz to 18kHz frequency response. Elliptic...Click To Read More About This Product
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It's the latest in Stanton's 4-coil standard mount cartridge line. Elliptical, highly polished stylus tip. 20Hz to 18kHz frequency response. Elliptical stylus tip. 2-5 grams tracking range. 3.9mV output. Best suited for mix/remix applications.
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I've been using these carts in their current and old (680) form for coming on 8 years now. There are other carts out there much better suited for making noise at clubs (Ortofon NClubs) but I haven't ever felt the need to go away from the recording quality you get from these Stantons in favor of some of the more powerful club cartridges on the market right now. These have always been excellent at tracking for the +6db 45rpm 12"s common to drum & bass. While friends of mine have trouble with skipping when using trackmasters or ortofons for records pressed on the edge of signal kaos, my 680s hold tight. When I record mixes the clarity of the source material is well balanced. Carts that stress power may distort on the high and low ends while these maintain a clear level across all frequencies leaving me more room to pimp out the signal on my PC after it has been recorded.
This is a good cart, neutral in both the bass and mids. Very natural and pleasant sounding. The lowest octaves of bass are slightly rolled off. Same with the highest highs. The biggest problem is that the overall highs are slightly supressed, though incredibly resolved and detailed. The hifi model may be the answer, but I suspect its bass is even more rolled off. For $40 to test just a single stylus, though, I'm in no hurry. The HP gives you better S/N ratio, more power, and worse tracking & definition.