I've just won my first set of turntables on eBay, a pair of Stanton STR8-100's.

The seller has informed me one of the decks needs a replacement stylus.

As I'm new to this, I'm not sure what I need to buy.

Do I search for Stanton Stylus? Stanton Cartridge? And how do I know which will fit my deck?

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Any cartridge will do. It's up to you if you want to try and source a stylus, or get a new cartridge. I personally would buy 2 new cartridges (1 for each). They should be a standard fit, just unscrew the old carts, and pop in the new.

  • Cheers I didn't realise that it was possible to connect any standard cartridge, I thought I'd have to buy one specific for my turntables. Thanks!
    – Curtis
    Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 17:26

You'd want to search for "Stanton STR8-100 cartridge" or "Stanton STR8-100 stylus".

Will you be scratching? You will go through stylii faster and would probably want an MM (moving magnet) cartridge versus an MC (moving coil) cartridge.

  • I will just be doing straight forward mixing, no actual scratching
    – Curtis
    Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 17:25

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