1946 Philco 78 r.p.m record player - replacement cartridge?

FAQ #1313 Updated October 23, 2008

Question:

I have a 1946 Philco record player with a Shure crystal cartridge which I am sure is no longer available. Could you suggest a replacement cartridge? This tone arm uses a 1/2 inch two screw mount. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:

Crystal cartridges are no longer manufactured to our knowledge. The Shure M78S 78 rpm cartridge is a 1/2" mount product and is still sold.

But it will require the use of a preamp to increase its signal level to equal a crystal cartridge.

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