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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for phonograph cartridges.

Phonograph cartridges are a vital part of the phonograph machine. They hold the record and supply the stylus with music. The type of record you can play on a given machine will determine which cartridge you need. Browse the top-ranked list of phonograph cartridges below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-XP3 DJ Phonograph Cartridge - Blue - Front_Zoom
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    "Good midlevel cartridge...Cartridge with extrapolating good detail from your vinyl. "

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    The AT-XP3 cartridge is specially designed for DJs. It features a highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body, has a tracking force of 2 to 4 grams, and offers a powerful output level of 5.5 mV. Its 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tracks the center of the record groove for reliable performance and excellent fidelity. And the cartridge design provides maximum visibility of the stylus tip. The AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application. 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tip. Highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body. 5.5 mV high-level output. Tracking force of 2.0 to 4.0 grams (3.0 grams standard). Durable carbon fiber-reinforced ABS cantilever and nylon wire suspension ensure precise tracking. Design offers maximum visibility of the stylus tip. Great tracking and channel separation for high-fidelity sound. AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application.
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    "Good midlevel cartridge...Cartridge with extrapolating good detail from your vinyl. "

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    Product Description

    The AT-XP3 cartridge is specially designed for DJs. It features a highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body, has a tracking force of 2 to 4 grams, and offers a powerful output level of 5.5 mV. Its 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tracks the center of the record groove for reliable performance and excellent fidelity. And the cartridge design provides maximum visibility of the stylus tip. The AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application. 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tip. Highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body. 5.5 mV high-level output. Tracking force of 2.0 to 4.0 grams (3.0 grams standard). Durable carbon fiber-reinforced ABS cantilever and nylon wire suspension ensure precise tracking. Design offers maximum visibility of the stylus tip. Great tracking and channel separation for high-fidelity sound. AT-XP3 cartridge is compatible with any XP or VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application.
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  2. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-VM95EN Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge - Orange - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Audio-Technica Cartridge...The sound is clean, crisp and louder than the old cartridge. It is a nice upgrade....Used as a full cartridge replacement for vintage TT. No reference for any sound improvements being a fieat listen. "

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    This VM95 Series cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge offers excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. VM95 Series dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus.
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    "Great Audio-Technica Cartridge...The sound is clean, crisp and louder than the old cartridge. It is a nice upgrade....Used as a full cartridge replacement for vintage TT. No reference for any sound improvements being a fieat listen. "

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    This VM95 Series cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge offers excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. VM95 Series dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus.
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  3. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-VM95SH Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge - Brown - Front_Zoom

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    This VM95 Series cartridge with 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge offers excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. VM95 Series dual magnet cartridge with 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus.
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    This VM95 Series cartridge with 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge offers excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. VM95 Series dual magnet cartridge with 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus.
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  4. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-VM95ML Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge - Red - Front_Zoom
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    "There was a noticeable sound improvement when I switched my cartridge from the original. Worth the money...Relaced original cartridge, with this. The quality of sound has me enjoying my records again."

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    This VM95 Series cartridge with 2.2 x 0.12 mil Microlinear stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge offers excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. VM Series dual magnet cartridge with 2.2 x 0.12 mil Microlinear stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus.
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    "There was a noticeable sound improvement when I switched my cartridge from the original. Worth the money...Relaced original cartridge, with this. The quality of sound has me enjoying my records again."

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    Product Description

    This VM95 Series cartridge with 2.2 x 0.12 mil Microlinear stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge offers excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. VM Series dual magnet cartridge with 2.2 x 0.12 mil Microlinear stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus.
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  5. Denon - DL-301 MK II MC Phono Cartridge - Gold - Front_Zoom

    Product Description

    The Denon DL-301 MKII phono cartridge is the updated version of the popular and high performance Denon DL-301 that lets you enjoy music while preserving the life of your cherished LPs. Employs a double layer tapered cantilever, a cruciform armature, and a minute solid diamond stylus that together forms the vibrating system. The use of this rigid and lightweight vibrating system results in proper damping, outstanding trace capability, dynamic sound, and light tracking force. To eliminate unnecessary resonance, the cartridge is equipped with a light-alloy precision-engineered case. As a result, rigidity of the body's structure has been improved thus resulting in a crystal clean and accurate sound quality. Features Denon's unique 2-way dumping system that suppresses tonal variations due to changes in room temperature and at the same time obtains level frequency characteristics.
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    The Denon DL-301 MKII phono cartridge is the updated version of the popular and high performance Denon DL-301 that lets you enjoy music while preserving the life of your cherished LPs. Employs a double layer tapered cantilever, a cruciform armature, and a minute solid diamond stylus that together forms the vibrating system. The use of this rigid and lightweight vibrating system results in proper damping, outstanding trace capability, dynamic sound, and light tracking force. To eliminate unnecessary resonance, the cartridge is equipped with a light-alloy precision-engineered case. As a result, rigidity of the body's structure has been improved thus resulting in a crystal clean and accurate sound quality. Features Denon's unique 2-way dumping system that suppresses tonal variations due to changes in room temperature and at the same time obtains level frequency characteristics.
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  6. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica AT-VM95SP Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge - Gray - Front_Zoom

    Product Description

    This VM95 Series cartridge with 3.0 mil conical stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. While this cartridge is designed to play 78 RPM mono records, it is, nevertheless, a stereo cartridge, allowing users to choose between the left and right channels, which can be especially helpful in archiving applications to minimize noise and distortion. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. VM95 Series dual magnet cartridge with 3.0 mil conical stylus for 78 RPM records. Aluminum cantilever. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts or washers required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus.
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    Product Description

    This VM95 Series cartridge with 3.0 mil conical stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. While this cartridge is designed to play 78 RPM mono records, it is, nevertheless, a stereo cartridge, allowing users to choose between the left and right channels, which can be especially helpful in archiving applications to minimize noise and distortion. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. VM95 Series dual magnet cartridge with 3.0 mil conical stylus for 78 RPM records. Aluminum cantilever. Durable low-resonance polymer housing. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts or washers required. Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus.
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  7. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica VM760SLC Special Line Contact Nude - Black - Front_Zoom

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    The VM760SLC special line contact stylus cartridge is the flagship model in Audio-Technica’s new VM cartridge line – a line that harks back to A-T’s early days as a manufacturer primarily of high-end phono cartridges, while also incorporating today’s advanced technology. Like all VM cartridges, the VM760SLC is equipped with dual magnets that are positioned to match the left and right channels in the stereo record groove for outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response. The cartridge’s ultra-lightweight special line contact stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy and minimum abrasion, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction, low distortion and low record wear. Includes mounting hardware. VM dual magnet cartridge with special line contact stylus. Aluminum tapered cantilever. Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency. Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk. Die-cast aluminum alloy housing reduces vibration and adds a natural electrical shield.
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    The VM760SLC special line contact stylus cartridge is the flagship model in Audio-Technica’s new VM cartridge line – a line that harks back to A-T’s early days as a manufacturer primarily of high-end phono cartridges, while also incorporating today’s advanced technology. Like all VM cartridges, the VM760SLC is equipped with dual magnets that are positioned to match the left and right channels in the stereo record groove for outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response. The cartridge’s ultra-lightweight special line contact stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy and minimum abrasion, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction, low distortion and low record wear. Includes mounting hardware. VM dual magnet cartridge with special line contact stylus. Aluminum tapered cantilever. Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency. Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk. Die-cast aluminum alloy housing reduces vibration and adds a natural electrical shield.
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  8. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica VMN60SLC Special Line Contact Nude - Gold - Left_Zoom

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    1.5 x 0.28 - Special Line Contact Replacement Stylus for these cartridges: VM760SLC
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    1.5 x 0.28 - Special Line Contact Replacement Stylus for these cartridges: VM760SLC
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