Earlier tonight I picked up an old 60's home stereo. The problem is that I can't find any information on it at all. I searched low and high on the internet and I still can't find anything, even with the model # (model y 928). The problem is that I need to get a new cartridge for it. I also wouldn't mind knowing the history behind it. If anyone knows anything at all about this, it would be a great help.
The belt also slips and I'm trying to figure out how to fix it or if I just need a new belt.
This site seemed like it would have the right cartridges, but I don't know what kind is on the tone arm now, so what should I look for?
The site you sent me to has no listing for ceramic cartridges, only magnetic designs. The only thing I can suggest is calling this place or The Needle Doctor site I gave you above. Describe the turntable and console, they may be able to get you something that works from the description. Here's one more place to try:
What you need to do is be careful and remove the old cartridge. Look at how it mounts. It'll be easy to see how to take it out. The makers name or initials along with the cartridge number will be on it. You'll be able to find another unless it has a very unique design and mounting. You will need a cartridge that will track at the right weight and have the right volts! You can't just use any one. It won't sound right and may not have sound at all. This is the fun part of finding older electronics. Repairing them! Have fun. Since it's a Zenith this is very good web site www.thevoiceofmusic.com , Zenith used their record changers in the early years.