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Offline makster

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New help IDing turntable cartridge
« on: August 01, 2020, 05:36:17 PM »
It is from a Onkyo SM-20. Has odd 4 flat blade connector on it. I am at a loss and could use the help

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Re: New help IDing turntable cartridge
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 10:10:29 AM »
That one is a mystery to me, what could Ri stand for?

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Re: New help IDing turntable cartridge
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 05:01:13 PM »
Is it Ri or Ai
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Re: New help IDing turntable cartridge
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2020, 10:58:07 AM »
This was bugging me, so I did a bit of research.  The Onkyo SM 20 appears to be one of two (SM20 and SM10) table top music systems Onkyo produced back in the day, as they say.  They came complete with speakers and a receiver and in the same cabinet as the receiver was installed a turntable.  I have not been able to identify the turntable manufacturer, which may not have been Onkyo.  Kenwood, KLH, Sony and others made similar systems.

https://www.hifishark.com/search?q=onkyo+model+20

If you are trying to replace that bent stylus a new cartridge should be available, maybe even just the stylus.  As long as the replacements dimensions are the same, it should fit and work.  The only unknown is if the cart is magnetic, or a budget ceramic model
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Re: New help IDing turntable cartridge
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2020, 01:35:48 PM »
Looks like they even chose the name Model 20 to compete with KLH.