Needles and cartridges are an essential part of any DJ setup. They are the link between your turntable and your sound system, and they determine the sound quality of your music. Needles and cartridges come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can find one that fits your turntable and your style. Here at Play de Record, you can find needles and cartridges from top brands like Shure, Ortofon, and Technics. Whether you’re looking for a replacement for an old needle or cartridge, or if you’re searching for something new and innovative, we have the perfect needle and cartridge for you.
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Every DJ setup needs both high-quality needles and cartridges. At Play de Record, we know that quality equipment is essential to crafting sound that is worthy of being music to your ears.
For the best sound, you need the best parts. A top-notch DJ cartridge and needle for your turntable is a no-brainer for improving your sounds. Whether you need a replacement or you’re looking for an upgrade, our needles and cartridges are available in many shapes and sizes, as well as a range of price points. So, at Play de Record, you’re sure to find a needle or cartridge that fits your style and needs!
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How do I know if my turntable needs a new needle?
The clearest indicator that your needle needs replacing will come from an overall decrease in the quality of sound. You might notice that your vinyl record doesn’t sound as crisp and clear as it used to, and you may also begin to notice a fuzzy static sound. These are the main indicators that it’s time to replace your needle! On average, a needle should last between 200 and 1,000 listening hours. If you’ve invested in a high-quality needle, you’ll likely get closer to 2,000 listening hours out of your needle before it needs replacing.
Why is it important to maintain my turntable needle?
Like anything of value, maintenance of your turntable and its parts is essential! When it comes to DJ needles, using a dull or damaged needle can actually damage your vinyl records! Definitely not what you want for your precious vinyl collection. A dull needle can leave scratches on your vinyl, and it can even widen the grooves, which will lead to decrease sound quality over time. Something we’re sure you’ll want to avoid. That’s why, we carry many different DJ needles and cartridges, so you can stay on top of your turntable maintenance!