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 Post subject: How can I find the needle I need
PostPosted: Nov Sun 03, 2019 10:06 pm 
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I have my Momma's old Magnavox Astro Sonic. I already repaired the radio portion of her stereo now I'm trying to locate a needle for it. The information sticker on the back has been ripped off over the years. I have no clue which needle to try to locate. It's extremely important to me to find the needle as I also received my Momma's old vinyls that I grew up listening to with her. It would mean the world to me if someone could help me.


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 Post subject: Re: How can I find the needle I need
PostPosted: Nov Mon 04, 2019 12:54 am 
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Do you still have the old needle? You could post a picture of it as a last resort - someone may have their old visual cross reference, which showed needles by manufacturer.
Also look under the rubber platter to see if there’s a phono model there. And check the cartridge for any numbers.
Dan


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 Post subject: Re: How can I find the needle I need
PostPosted: Nov Mon 04, 2019 3:26 am 
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I will have to check to see if it has the old needle still and I will check under the rubber to see if there's any information there. Thank you very much for the ideas. It's been a rather long day so I will do that tomorrow when I start another long day. I am so thankful for this forum and the people here.


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 Post subject: Re: How can I find the needle I need
PostPosted: Nov Mon 04, 2019 3:58 am 
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Welcome to the forum.

When you can post a few photos of the turntable, please do.
Include a photo of the phono cartridge, also.

Magnavox used the same cartridges for some years, depending
on what record changer you have.

With a good photo, we should be able to determine which cartridge is in the
tonearm, and give you the stylus replacement information.

Best,
Hotwax


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 Post subject: Re: How can I find the needle I need
PostPosted: Nov Mon 04, 2019 4:23 am 
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As soon as you get some more info, contact Gary Stork at Voice of Music:
https://www.thevoiceofmusic.com/

If he can't help, it's likely that noone can.

Have you tested the cartridge?

Have you done the mechanical overhaul on the record player?

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