Astatic 487 Type New Old Stock Legacy Phonograph Pickup
This cartridge has been fully restored by our senior consumer electronics technician. It is spendy because they are long since out of production so 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. Then, the tech's secret sauce is applied to internal contact points to restore and maintain electrical conductivity of all internal electrical junctions which is an upgrade over what was originally supplied by both RCA and legacy aftermarket makers such as EV. Neither addressed the issue of future oxidation destroying all contacts. Next rubber parts are chemically rejuvenated followed by testing and QC and lastly is final assembly by installing new rivets.
You will be able to enjoy years of service assured by our THREE YEAR warranty on the cartridge rebuild. BLISS™, sold exclusively through TurntableNeedles is the only lab that is restoring these cartridges. 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.
- Sapphire all-speed needle
- Integrated mounting bracket as pictured
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- Bench tested for correct output by senior-technician trained personnel
- May be tarnished or dulled from age
- Free installation help by phone/email/chat
- May send equivalent brand or product per cross reference info below
- 1 YEAR manufacturing defect warranty
JENSEN 84 or 84d
RCA 200A-2 200A-8