Stanton 500.V3 Spherical Standard Cartridge

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Frequency Response: 20 to 17 kHz

Output @ 1kHz: 4.6mV

Channel Separation @ 1 kHz: 28dB

Channel Balance @ 1 kHz: within 2 dB

Tracking Force: 2 to 5 grams

Stylus Tip: Spherical .7 mil Special High Polish

DC Resistance: 535 ohms

Inductance: 400 mH

Cartridge Weight: 5.5 grams

Tracking Ability: 80 mF @ 3 grams

Recommended Load: 47k ohms and 275 pF

Replacement Stylus: N 500
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 1-800-444-2766
(5 ratings)
Submitted January 25, 2008 by a customer from
"Go with the "Shure" thing and get the M44-7's and save money in the long run. The price on the Stanton's are appealing but the h"
The proper tracking force is very difficult to find with it being between 2.0 and 5.0. I have tried all of em and can't keep this thing from skipping. For regular palyback this is pretty good, but if you are turntablist I would suggest you go with the best needle for that application, which is the Shure M44-7. I just bought those after 2 horrific weeks using the stanton's and without breaking in the 44-7's I was able to scratch and beat juggle right off the top, just imagine the fun I'll have after proper break in on the shure's.
The sound quality is comprable to the M44-7
There aren't a lot of features on any cart....gave it a 3 just for fun
Ease of Use
If you buy the 505V3 H it comes pre-mounted on a stanton head shell....very easy
Be CAREFUL removing the needle, it's body is plastic and pulling it off the headshell can cause damage.
Good value
Manufacturer Support
Didn't have to contact them
The Wow Factor
I got it because of cost, but will go back Shure M44-7.
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