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Ok will be doing some digging at the hifi show on the turntable front but this one's really a nuts and bolts question. In a cdp the lasers the baby and has been known on some players to last 10,15 even 20 years. How long does a needle last:Not Sure:. Considering that some of you boys must have carts over the £1000 pound mark whats the longevity like.

 

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I'm a tight get, I only use denon's and it's cheaper to dump than re tip, if you are chucking big money at carts then you can have them re tipped. Someone will doubtless come along and say they have used one for 40 years or something. They wear, they can wear unevenly, if they do they shag your vinyl- 1000 or whatever albums, say £12 a pop (average) how much mangled vinyl do you need?

 

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Duvet wrote:

Ok will be doing some digging at the hifi show on the turntable front but this one's really a nuts and bolts question. In a cdp the lasers the baby and has been known on some players to last 10,15 even 20 years. How long does a needle last:Not Sure:. Considering that some of you boys must have carts over the £1000 pound mark whats the longevity like.
My £655 cartridge will last four years, but with this level of cost upwards you do get a trade in value ? I think with Clearaudio its about 30% so I should get £150 off my next cartridge and of course having been around 20 odd years I am sure in 4 years they will still be going........ even if I am not :rofl:Ortofon also do trade in

 

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Yes sorry, forgot the trade in bit, a lot do, even denon give something like 15 off the next 70 cart you buy if you send the old one back.

 

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kingsxfan wrote:

2 years for me.
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:shock::shock:that would be a real shittoh if you were using a top flight keotsu cart and had a throw away attitude like some of the yoof today.

 

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kingsxfan wrote:
2 years for me.
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:shock::shock:that would be a real shittoh if you were using a top flight keotsu cart and had a throw away attitude like some of the yoof today.
yeah, but what our Phil hasn`t told ya, is he has the disposable income if Bill Gates
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10 years+ for me but I ain't a proper audiophile:p:D
I didn't think the 10x5 had been around that long, shit I must be older than I thought:shock:

 

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Duvet you haven't got a pre amp have you?

If you want to hear the spacedeck and passive pre in your system (balanced outs) let me know and I'll haul it over one day.

 
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Cheers Ant . Judging by the awnsers here and elsewhere in another thread i may have to do some more saving.
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I've not seen the other thread but I reckon you will be suprised by my setup in your system. Might be all you need,.

 
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This little baby plus a deck may be all i need. Anyway think i'm going to start saving . Gonna be a way off yet but i'll need your help when the time comes.

Ps . You just want to hear your deck through the Kharmas:p

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so do i

 

Ant

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450 quid sounds like a good price, I'd be interested to hear one of those.

Of course I want to hear my deck through the Kharmas
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I really want to hear it through some LV OBX's though, preferably in my lounge permantly
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forget years... it's meaningless. You need to know how many hours of play.

I play about 2 albums a day, 5 days a week =700 hours a year. At that rate I reckon 5 years minimum. 5000 hours (7 years) isn't unknown.

 

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