1 I believe is a ceramic cartridge. It is a cheap no-name $150 turntable. 2. Is a Stanton T.92 USB.I figured as much. Stanton is much higher quality.I am recording both with audacity, and I am a bit perplexed why the stanton is not recording stereo. The record specifically says "stereo" right on it and audacity is set to record in stereo! This is by far the worst record in my collection, and I did not clean it at all (though I do have a cleaner on order with Amazon).