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Wanted EPC271CES-X Technics Original Cartridge and Stylus

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Hari Iyer

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I have now been using the Technics SL-23 Turntable with the Ortofon Cartridge and the aftermarket Tonar OM30 stylus. Though this sounds great on my TT, i was eager to also listen to the original stock cartridge EPC271CES-X and the original stylus EPC270-ED. Though i did some search on ebay, amazon site was able to find the stylus but the cartridge is very hard to find. Hence posted this if someone wants to sell the cartridge lying in the drawer unused.
 

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Hari Iyer

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54 views and no-reply. This fully qualifies to be called vintage:lol:
 

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As you yourself have found out, the cart is hard to find, and getting a nos and unused specific stylus will be virtually impossible, especially in India. Buying cart from abroad along with a jico or good after market equivalent stylus is your most feasible option
 

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Hari,
I have few Technics original cartridges and styli in mint condition.
But they are not for sale. Will check with my cartridge collection and let you know on WhatsApp if I have any doubles.
Regards
 

Hari Iyer

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Have bought the EPC270C Cartridge from Selvin. Waiting for Selvin's confirmation about the shipment. After that am planning to buy the Stylus once i received the cartridge.

My search shows three popular after market stylus for this cartridge made by Tonar, Jico and Nagakoka. Some users feel that the Tonar cartridges are repackaged from Nagakoka and sold as Tonar. Price wise Tonar is somewhat affordable. Jico and Nagakoka are bit pricy. There are many other brands too that are very cheap for this number which i have not heard much.

Any pointers to what i should finally buy?

Suggestions welcomed.
 

Selvin

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I have both Nagaoka and Jico stylus for EPC270C and using with my cartridge. Both are good but bit different sounding. In brief Nagaoka is very detailed, focused and neutral sounding. Jico is slightly warmer than Nagaoka with better bass and headroom.

I am planning a side by side test of both stylus in a objective manner and will update once done.
 
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