Thanks. It's just a temporary solution, i'm cleaning out my closets and found another turntable with a p24, while my 2nd SL-7 has a P202C. The styli are most likely aftermarket, but i want to eventually get another Grado on the SL-7 anyway.
Here's the setup as of now. Try not to cringe too hard. You may hurt yourself
Philips 22rh452 speakers
Technics su-z100 (phono) amp
Technics SL-7 turntable
Quite a nice little vintage setup - I do not know this particular Philips model of speakers, but sometimes they can positively surprise.
Grado P-Mount carts work VERY well with Technics linear arm - the only problem is a bit of hum as the cartridge nears towards the centre of the record, where of course the motor is situated. Most of the time, it is not objectionable. It is the similar hum problem as Grado on SL1200.
This one, if and when working properly ( again, the suspension ) , mops the floor with pretty much anything else ever made : http://www.ebay.de/itm/TECHNICS-EPC-P205CMK3-T4P-for-SL-SP-15-10-7-100-101-1000-/281365027028?pt=Plattenspieler&hash=item4182a998d4 Price is steep, but most certainly not unreasonable. Definitely worth any rettiping cost after the diamond is worn. No current production cartridge can touch it - and it really comes to life in Technics linear arm.
But it requires considerably better amp and speakers than above in order to show what it is all about.