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T4P and P-mount cartriges same?

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sudhirbhosale

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Hi
Just bought Technics SLQ200 turntable. It has P-mount cartridge. Also known as T4P. So want to know are both (T4P, P-mount) mean same cartridge?
Which are best quality cartridges in this category? (Options in this type are limited)
Any pros and cons of this apart from no need of alignment

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sudhirbhosale

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The TT comes with technics epc p30 cartridge for which difficult to get stylus. Should I still look for stylus or go for entire new cartridge. I found below two good wrt budget and details:
1. Audio-Technica Studio Reference Series 3003 phono cartridge
2. Audio-Technica 1001 phono cartridge (Studio Reference Series)

Are these better than current cartridges?

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T4P = P Mount.

Among vintage cartridges, Bang & Olufsen used to make some of the finest P Mounts (MMC 1 was top dog, closely followed by MMC 2).

In fact most famous cartridge manufacturers had p mounts in their line up, but I recall that Acutex M312 III was very highly regarded.
 

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The audio technica is ok - I think all the model numbers are the same.
The only choices you have these days, is an A-T conical, A-T elliptical ( both the models you listed) and Shure M92E

if course you can buy a used one ( I have a stanton P mount) and some exotic jico stylus, but those are $$$$
 
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