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Moving magnet / Moving coil cartridges

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by N Cook, Apr 12, 2005.

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  1. N Cook

    N Cook Guest

    I've been asked by someone, quoted funny money for a
    replacement B&O cartridge, to sort out something cheaper.
    Looking in a number of Bang & Olufsen Beogram manuals they
    never seem to specify whether MM or MC.
    Due to small physical size and their stock numbers always seem
    to be MMC.... i assume Moving Magnet Cartridge.
    I am aware of MM/MC selection switches on phono section of amps
    but is there a significant impedance or level or equalisation requirement
    that cannot be accommodated by volume & tone controls?
    Obviously a large bog standard moving coil cartridge will look
    ugly, which he is aware, and I'll have to mount it on the tone-arm above and
    back from the end of the B&O arm and add counter-balancing
    weight at other end. But will it function well enough for
    music non-purist ? Any ideas on fairing/ masking so as
    to disguise the bulky and bodged appearance. ?

    Diverse Devices, Southampton, England
    electronic hints and repair briefs , schematics/manuals list on
  2. NSM

    NSM Guest

    Why would you care? I haven't ever seen a MC cart IIRC.
    None I can imagine.
    God's teeth don't do that. He needs to bite the bullet and buy the real
    thing - look on eBay, maybe he'll get lucky.
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