what would one expect to pay to have a moving coil cartridge re tipped? i've been offered a turntable with an ortofon rondo red on it and i want to know what i am getting myself into as regards to future cost.(exchange at the mo is £225)
The Cartridge Man quotes from £375 for a complete rebuild/re-tip of a moving coil cartridge, while Audio Dynamics in Melbourne, Australia, who took over the Garrott Brothers' business after the death of the famous brothers, will charge you from AU$200, or about £90, for a retip.
The Australian price is also subject to an inspection fee, and of course shipping, and the service takes about 4-6 weeks.
thanks for your help.
might sell the rondo red and buy something i can afford to maintain like a Denon 110 or a Goldring 1042.
Not sure the phono stage on my alpha 9 would get the best out of the rondo anyway.