The Stanton 981HZS is perhaps one of the
best tracking cartridges ever made, period. The only cartridge I have ever
tested that can play all 50 seconds of the Telarc Omnidisc tracking test. That
corresponds to 50cm/s velocity. Just an amazing ability to hold the groove.
Perhaps explaining the popularity of all the cousin's of the 881 series and the
natural ease in which they present even the most demanding material.
This cartridge, #4922, was consigned to us so we
could present it to our customers. I only have the one. It is lightly used.
Microscope examination of the stylus shows some wear. Testing with the Telarc
Omnidisc shows that the stylus still manages 47 seconds before exhibiting only
slight buzzing. There is good life left in this cartridge. Even the pins still
have a good amount of the original gold plating.
I did not get any original packing for it, but I managed
to cobble together some original Stanton peices for packing. and original 881
gray jewel box. Cartridge includes the "long Hair" tracking brush, removed now,
but easily reinstalled if you want it, and new hardware kit.
When you consider that new ones are pulling nearly
$700.00, I think this is a good deal. Please use the custom order option at
checkout. Do not pay in advance. I will invoice for payment when the first
order arrives. Let me know if you need more info.
Item Was Sold On 5/2/15