AT-90CDDual Moving Magnet Cartridge * Stylus Type: Bonded round shank. * Stylus Shape: Conical. * Cantilever: Alloy tube. * Frequency Response: 20 Hz. - 20 kHz. * Output Voltage: 3.5 mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec. * Channel Separation: 24 dB. at 1 kHz. / 21 dB. at 10 kHz. * Channel Balance: 1.5 dB. * Vertical Tracking Force Range (Grams): 1.0 grams - 1.5 grams. * Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 Ohms. * Mounting: Universal mount system incorporates Standard 1/2" (12.7mm) mounting centers and P-Mount Applications.
Prices may have DROPPED on cartridges vs 1970's - but the Pickering I bought then was ~ $50.
You talkin' bout the elastomers in the vinyl?
Just wondering, how does a diamond wear out from vinyl? I can understand the moving piece of a stylus wearing out, but I can't see how the hardest natural substance known to man can wear out from a really soft plastic.