I have an old turntable, a White BA300 CEC. While I'm not sure what kind of needle and cartridge it came with, I am currently using a Shure Encore ME 70B; I think I must have last replaced the cartridge about 5 or 6 years ago. I think it's about time to do so again! I went to Radio Shack, and they were able to find me a stylus ME 70B, but not a cartridge to match it. What do you recommend? One store I visited offered me a different make of cartridge that the man said would work, but it cost $110 and there were no refunds if it didn't work. I'm inclined to go with what I've got, because I know it works.
I looked up the ME 70B on your web-site chart, and they listed as replacement an N70B stylus, but there didn't seem to be a cartridge to accompany it; maybe I was reading the chart wrong? Anyway, please recommend to me a stylus and cartridge that will properly replace what I currently have. I use the record player for personal use; I am not a DJ, do not scratch, I just have a very large record collection which I do not want to give up or try to replace with CDs. Can I order directly through this web-site? Or can you tell me stores in Toronto, Canada, that carry your products? Actually, I'm sure that if I know what to ask for, I'll be able to find it at Radio Shack or some other store.
Any help you can offer me will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your attention.
1) Replacing the stylus returns the cartridge to like-new performance. There is no need to replace the cartridge body. There is little chance of anything failing in the body. Install a new N70B and enjoy a like-new cartridge.
2) To find Shure dealers in Canada, contact: http://www.shurecanada.com
3) Shure does not sell product via our web site.
4) If you decide to replace your entire cartridge, please see the following: