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I have a yamaha turntable p09. what cartridge lysis do you

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i have a yamaha turntable p09. what cartridge lysis do you recommend please
JA: What's the brand and model of your printer?
Customer: its a yamaha turntable p09
JA: How long has this been going on with your printer?
Customer: no its not a printer
JA: How long have you had your P09?
Customer: since 1988
JA: What have you tried so far with your Yamaha product?
Customer: not tried anything yet wa looking to replace cartridge for good quality one
JA: Anything else you want the Printer Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no its just the above
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

Hi there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I am one of the HiFi experts here. I am in Maryland and have been helping customers like you on this site since 2005.

Ok then - I've had Pioneer turntables for about 45 years now but am not familiar with the P-09. Is that the complete model number?

Can you double check for me and I'll take another look.



Ok, I got your reply but it appears that you started a new thread. Let's try and keep it right here so that all the info is in one place.

Yes, it appears that I had a senior moment there. It's a Yamaha P09. I am familiar with that one.

Please give me a few minutes to pull some links together for you.

I'll be right back.

Ok, the P09 uses a "P-Mount" cartridge rather than the traditional 1/2" cartridge. The choices are fewer but you could look at the audio Technica AT81CP which is $29 HERE. I have one of those on an older Technics that I purchased for my daughter and it works and sounds great.

The next step up is to about the $75 price point for a Grado Black. CLICK HERE.

That's about as much as I would spend on a cartridge for a P09.

Please let me know if I can help you further.



Customer: replied 11 months ago.
thanks for your help. i will look at both of these and decide. yes it is not a dear turntable, therefor a expensive cartridge may not be of benefit

Yes. I agree. One more for you - the Audio Technica AT85EP is about $39 (CLICK HERE) and has an elliptical stylus. The one on the 81CP is conical. The audio may be slightly improved with the elliptical.

Good luck.


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