Cartridges, Needles & Styli
Cartridges, Needles & Styli Information
Keep the Records Spinning with a DJ Turntable Replacement Stylus
Maximize Quality and Consistency with Replacement DJ Cartridges
Whether you scratch and remix or just love the sound of vinyl for your performances or studio audio, the right DJ cartridges are an essential component to maximize the performance of your turntables and the ensure your DJ gear’s sound quality. For traveling DJs, a set of replacement DJ cartridges can be a life-saver, while studio DJs and those who mix and scratch may need of a turntable replacement stylus. Regardless of the way you spin your wax, DJ needles wear out over time, use, and travel, and DJs who improve tend to outgrow their entire cartridge. No functioning DJ equipment can continue to meet DJ needs or keep up with a DJ’s evolving skills and taste without the right DJ turntable cartridge.
For new DJs just practicing their mixing skills with a bedroom rig or playing songs at a small pub or bar, the best DJ cartridges are durable, easy to install, light weight to keep wear on vinyl to a minimum, and budget friendly. They may lack the power and sound quality to fill a larger venue and get the most out of expensive DJ gear, but this type of cartridge is great for learning with room for growth.
On the other hand, experienced DJs that want to get the best sound possible while mixing and scratching their vinyl will need ultra-high skip resistance, sound level, and decent accuracy from their cartridges, requiring a far finer and more particular DJ turntable replacement stylus when wear decreases the needle’s integrity. These cartridges tend to weigh more and cost more, and are very versatile for active DJs that want quality and the ability to perform without risking excess wear on vinyl.
Lastly, audiophiles and studio DJs that prioritize sounds quality and clarity will prefer the smoothest needles that are the most responsive to the grooves in the vinyl. These cartridges have the highest quality materials, but cannot hold up at all to scratching, nor do they generally compete for output power.
For each type of DJ, wear that degrades functionality the functionality of the cartridge and damage that completely impedes it can stop to the music. Choose from our selection of replacement DJ needles and various styluses to meet DJ needs and keep the records spinning.