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Please read post #2617 - good luck !   I have added another for the Europe : http://www.dienadel.de/Audio+Technica+ATN-20+-+ATN-20-SLA+Ersatznadel+original.htm   Another source ( conspicuously low prices in comparison to usual "rates" on this site - meaning that supply might not be on its very VERY VERY last legs ) http://www.pickupnaalden.com/grammofoonnaalden.asp?M=Audio-Technica_AT-20-SLA_Zwart_1430
For the AT 20 stylus, you will have to Google it.   The FIRST hit : http://www.lpgear.com/product/ATN20.html   Ocassionally, it sporadically pops up on ebay - either as NOS complete cartridge or much more rare, stylus alone.  If you are uncapable to inspect the stylus by yourself and or/if the seller does not offer return, ebay route can be a VERY expensive way to get a turkey or worn stylus on its last legs at a premium price - if I were contemplating the purchase of...
If anyone think I might have been too harsh, it is because I did invest lot of time and work and money in determining what it takes to get as accurate reproduction off vinyl as possible. Think DECADES.   Mellowing things a la Shure M97xE is sweeping the dirt under the rug - there is no other honest way of saying this. The reason stems back from the day one of MM cartidge , which was introduced by ELAC from Germany in 1957 IIRC - and then licenced , among others, to...
Agreed. However - and this is a BIG however - this one is on the brink to fall asleep. When Shure re-introduced V15 after discontinuation of V15V-MR as V15VxMR, it was presented as an "improved" model with "warm audiophile sound".In reality, what they did was to omit laminated pole pins used in V15 series from V15IV (IIRC). They did it primarily for the cost reduction, presented as an "improvement".  It was quite common to find an objective report (measurements) of v15vxMR...
I suggest you get the NOS ATN-20SLA ( SS ? ) stylus ASAP -  because, even after almost 4 decades, it is STILL one of the best overally accomplished "toothpicks" you can possibly think of.  AT did outdo the "20" with a handful of much later styli/carts, yet the properly adjusted and terminated 20 is still among the best carts ever. I agree NOS prices are expensive - but are at least manageable as of this time. If you decide to get one say within a year, the sources from...
Yes.  As a matter of fact, 5/10/20/40 - only three-s, 3 and 30 have so far proven elusive. Of these, I find the Stylus 20 to be the most balanced/neutral - BY FAR. With its recommended load, it is so damn neutral/linear/flat I actually use it for test  record frequency response evaluation. It is usually paired with far too low quality arm/table to show off what it is really capable of. It may not be the fastest, it might not reveal what is going on in the dressing room...
That is another interpretation.  Fact remains that it takes larger voltage swing in an amplifier and greater headphone or speaker excursion to reproduce limited LF response square wave than required for a (near) DC amp - for the same reference level in the midrange, usually 1 kHz. That makes LF limited response amps audibly "louder" in the bass. This fact also means that LF limited amp can reach clipping point earlier than (near) DC amp - for the same power rating and same...
What is required for perceived speed in bass ? Extension waaaay above 20 kHz - with sources and headphones/speakers that support it - a good amp should be the least of a problem. I agree that rolled off bass can very easily be mistakenly perceived as having great PRAT - but now I hope the extent of mentioning PRAT is spent for some years to come - I doubt I thought or said or written it as many times as in few posts back - in my entire life. Far too loosely defined for my...
Actually, the OPPOSITE is true.  Any piece of electronics that limits low frequency response will sound LOUDER in the bass than truly well extended or ultimately DC capable equipment. This is VERY difficult to explain to an average and not-so-average listener. Significantly more than 90 % of all the audio equipment unfurtunately belongs to the limited LF response group - hence it de facto became the standard and all equipment is measured against.Greater extension in the...
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