In defence of the Crossly Cruiser I present the Fidelity FE42 portable record player.
It’s easy for my generation to have a pop at the cheap and cheerful portable record players available from supermarkets and record shops today. As our entry to the hobby many of us used gear like this, bought from Woolworths. Let he who is without sin .. Continue reading “Fidelity FE 42 portable record player”
Now that my Technics direct drive turntableit is permanently installed in a system it’s going to get regular use. The stylus has gaps in it’s known history, so I’m going to change it, just to be safe.
It is fitted with a P-Mount cartridge, which I’m also going to change.In theory changing such a cartridge should be a 5 minute job. I’m going to take measurements as I go along, so it may take a little longer.
I recently bought three cartridges and head shells for just £3. While I will probably use the head shells, the cartridges are not going to be allowed near a decent record. Let’s take one apart and see what’s inside. Continue reading “Phono Cartridge. What’s inside?”