Submitted by Leadon 08-03-2008 @ 16:23
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The Stanton 500 AL II provides the perfect balance of economy, reliability, ruggedness and optimum performance. From studio use to the mobile scene, it is built for the most discriminating professional.
For years this was the industry standard. A very cheap and robust cartridge that could survive the worst things that can happen (putting the needle on the slipmat).
The earliest version of this stylus was completely white and gained all the fame for the 500-series.
At some point in the mid 90's Stanton decided to improve their stylus and features this new model with a blue painted dot on the front. But this was not the improvements Stanton had hoped for as the stylus was a long way from the quality it's predecessor had.
Stanton responded in re-designing the stylus and re-introduce it again, but now made from blue materials. This was an improvement over the 'bad' update, but it still didn't tip the quality of the original.
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: 80µ @ 3 grams
Recommended Load: 47k ohms and 275 pF
1 User experiences and Reviews
Estacy wrote on 16-10-2010 at 12:48
hij trackt niet het beste, hij klinkt niet het beste, maar man wat is dit ding stevig. Stiekem verkies ik em boven mn Ortofon PRO, al is die wel beter. Deze Stanton heeft iets wat Ortofon naaldjes niet hebben. karakter.