Astatic 475 Type New Old Stock Legacy Phonograph Pickup | Rebuilt 2021
You will receive a cartridge that has been fully restored by our senior consumer electronics technician. It is spendy because they are long since out of production due to demand of those before you. Our senior tech had to develop a repair bench jig to safely open the cartridge by drilling out the rivets. Next is full disassembly followed by removing all tarnish which has destroyed electrical conductivity over the decades. Applicable internal electrical connections will be soldered not resoldered as the factory thought soldering was not necessary at certain critical points. Then, the tech's secret sauce is applied to other internal contact points to restore and maintain electrical conductivity of all internal electrical junctions which is an upgrade over what the factory did, which is nothing so oxidation destroyed all contacts. Next rubber parts are chemically rejuvenated followed by testing and QC and lastly is final test and assembly by installing new rivets. Purchase of this pickup in N.O.S. condition for your RCA player from any other source will at some point result in cartridge failure; usually before your purchase meaning that N.O.S. cartridges of this type have by now almost all failed whether in use or not.
RCA 108213 "in-phase" (had sapphire stylus)
RCA 106960 "in-phase" (had diamond stylus)
see Astatic 477 for out phase version.
This cartridge includes installed all-speed dual needle assembly.
PFANSTIEHL P-163, P-163D
RCA 108213 108213A 110021-A 200-7X 200-7 200-8
Depending on stock availability, you may receive your cartridge in a box with any brand listed above or even our own private label, BLISS™. All cartridges are technician tested prior to leaving our facility.
• This Legacy Cartridge has been rebuilt by our senior tech circa 2021.
• May appear tarnished, dulled or scratched from age/use.
•Tech Tested/Passed before shipment
•1 YEAR BLISS™ Warranty
•Free installation help by phone/email/chat
• Includes factory supplied needles. Click on image for 360° view.