Newbie question about cardridges

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Hello all,

I am quite new to the works of a turntable. I've had a working turntable for about a year now and listened to a lot vinyl. In the meanwhile I upgraded my HiFi set, on which I mostly listen to CD's, to a Denon PMA-700V amplifier with Klipsch WF-34 speakers. But I would like to get a bit more out of the system when listening to vinyl.

I have found me an old Philips AF-887, but the stylus is broken. Currently it holds a philips 406 II cardridge. My question is: Is it possible to place a Ortofon OM 5E cardridge on the tonearm? Are the dimensions universal?

Thanks for your replies.
 

Petherick

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Hi

I can't give you any in-depth information on this particular deck or cartridge, but generally, cartridges and arms comply with standard 1/2" fixing centres. But there are other things to take into account; tracking weight, height (is the Philips arm height adjustable?) etc.

I'm sure an expert will be along shortly!

Of course if you have any Hi-Fi dealers close by you could talk to them - the price may not be as low as you might get by buying on the 'net, but for peace of mind and service, that may be the best option.
 
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Anonymous

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I have had a reaction from Ortofon, and the Ortofon OM 5E is compatible with a Philips AF-887, so my question has been answered.
 

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