HQ Generic Stylus for Technics Panasonic EPC-23C, EPC-P24, EPC-25CS, EPC-28CS in Monroe, Georgia

This offer is for One (1) Brand New High Quality Generic Stylus that fits Technics / Panasonic EPC-23C, EPC-24CS, EPC-25CS and EPC-28CS Phono Cartridges.
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The
Technics/Panasonic Cartridges EPC-23C, EPC-24CS,
EPC-25CS, and EPC-28CS were all very good sounding
cartridges, for the price. These cartridges all came pre-packaged
with Technics/Panasonic/Quasar (yep, there was, at one time, a hi
fidelity turntable made by Quasar, which was a Panasonic subsidiary!)
turntables.

Finding
a replacement stylus for one of these, that performed as well as the
original can be a bit tricky! Your search for a great sounding
replacement is over, because the styluses in this offer are
manufactured to meet or exceed the original manufacturer’s
specifications. Details and history fallow in this section. If
that boars you, please skip down to the next section.

Technics/Panasonic
did not actually
make the
cartridges or styluses, those were made by a transducer company who
was under contract with Panasonic. In the late 90s Panasonic was
still cranking out turntables, but some cartridge companies folded,
since all of their income was from cartridges and styluses. It had to
do with timing. In the late 90s, the prevailing attitude was that CDs
would conquer the world, that phonograph stuff was going to become
antiques, and vinyl would die a slow and painful death.

HA!

Today
more turntables are sold than CD players, more new vinyl is sold
today than new CDs.

U
N F O R T U N A T E L Y , The
company that made these cartridges and styluses for Panasonic was one
of the ones that folded. High quality generic styluses, however,
continued to be made. In the early 2000s, one of the leading stylus
makers, feeling the pressure that the previously mentioned cartridge
companies (in Waukegan, IL) had felt, was near bankruptcy, when a
huge electronics company (oddly enough, in Rockford, IL) purchased
them. They still market under the same name.... When the new company
took over, there was little change, however, that company changed
leadership in ‘04, and things changed. Many of their companies had
consistency issues. My experience has been that the styluses
frequently had alignment issues. Alignment is huge in stylus quality,
because if the tip points somewhere other than straight down, that
one channel will play louder, distortion was more likely, and record
wear, well, you can imagine if both sides of the groove have unequal
pressure! I stopped buying from them, altogether. Fortunately, I
found a manufacturer where the guy running the show is an audiophile,
he is extremely focused of detail and quality control. In 18 years
they have not made a new single stylus, that I purchased, that did
not measure up to its specifications, and every stylus I sell is
properly aligned. I have over 4 decades in the phono business, 20
years as an assistant manager of a hi fi specialty store in Atlanta,
5 years managing phono sales for a different person, and 15 years
doing it with my own store. I stress over these details, so you don’t
have to!!!

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There
are three basic styluses in this offer.

The entry-level stylus is the one that exactly matches the stylus for the cartridges
EPC23C
EPC24CS
EPC25CS
EPC28CS .
The Technics/Panasonic Stylus numbers are
EPS-23C,
EPS-24CS
EPS-25CS, and
EPS-28CS.
Variations for this item include the original 0.7 mil conical diamond, the 0.4 x 0.7 mil elliptical diamond upgrade and the 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical diamond double-upgrade. All of these
styluses meet or exceed the original cartridge manufacturer’s specifications.

The next stylus is an upgrade to a 0.4 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus. This is the exact replacement stylus for the upgrade cartridges
EPC-23E,
EPC-P128 and
EPC-202.
This stylus will also fit the cartridges
EPC23C,
EPC24CS,
EPC25CS,and
EPC28CS, perfectly, and is the elliptical upgrade of those cartridges. The science behind why this one sounds better is pretty straightforward, I do not have fancy graphics at this time. The tip of the stylus on the 0.7 mil conical is basically sphere shaped. It rides fairly high between the groove of the record. If you recall your geometry, the 0.4 x 0.7 mil is elliptical, it is more egg shaped. Because the 0.4 dimension is more narrow, it rides lower in the grove. More of the surface area of the stylus touches the grove, therefore, more of the music (embedded in the grove) gets to the stylus and is then passed to the cartridge.

The next stylus is an upgrade to a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus. This is an upgrade stylus for the upgrade cartridges 
EPC-23E, 
EPC-P128  
EPC-202
This stylus is the double-upgrade replacement stylus for cartridges
EPC23C
EPC24CS
EPC25CS
EPC28CS It fits them perfectly, and is the best sounding stylus in this offer. The science behind why this one sounds better is pretty straightforward, I do not have fancy graphics at this time. You will recall, from the above bullet point, the tip of the stylus on the 0.7 mil conical is sphere shaped. It rides fairly high between the groove of the record. Like the 0.4 x 0.7 mil, the 0.3 x 0.7 mil is elliptical, however, the ellipse is even more pronounced, so the tip rides even lower in the grove. Because the 0.3 dimension is more narrow even more of the surface area of the stylus touches the grove, therefore, even more detail (of the music, embedded in the grove) gets to the stylus and is then passed to the cartridge. Of all the styluses for this cartridge I offer, this one offers the most detail.

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Shipping
and Handling to all points in the USA
via USPS Ground Advantage, is only $2.49.

Priority
Mail is available at $9.65.

The
Cost of International Shipping varies greatly by destination, but is
available and usually runs $15-25 US

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Thanks
in advance for your purchase!

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