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Mounting Notes: Because this cartridge plugs directly into a rectangular socket at the end of the tonearm, it is known as a "T4P" Pmount cartridge. Other mounting characteristics are that it has no exposed wires in the back and is almost always found on a linear tracking turntable. Some gimble mount tonearms by Technics and JCPenney;MCS also came equipped with a Pmount socket.
If your turntable is linear tracking it means the whole tonearm slides several inches from side to side as opposed to the standard type usually designated 'straight' or 'S shaped' which pivots on a stationary 'hub' assembly at the right rear corner of the turntable; this is called a "gimble" mount. A linear tracking turntable will generally have buttons you must operate to move the tonearm and will almost always be found with a Pmount cartridge. This rule like many are made to be broken. So there are several dozen turntables in existence that have a standard "gimble" mount tonearm but require a Pmount/T4P cartridge. So, Pmount cartridges are generally found on linear tracking turntables, sometimes found on a gimble mount tonearm, and can be forced to fit almost any standard mount gimble mount tonearm with a bracket adaptor.
Branding Myth: Often people think they must have a brand of cartridge that matches their turntable brand. This is totally unnecessary and often impossible to achieve these days. In fact, the vast majority of turntable manufacturers, had a third party cartridge manufacturer make the cartridge on their behalf. Also cartridge wiring connections usually go straight to your amplifier, receiver or computer thus allowing the turntable to make no direct electrical changes to the cartridge output signal.
BLISS Pmount (T4P) Cartridge w/HyperElliptical cut stylus