Both cartridge and stylus represent very good value and provide excellent performance. We use this combination for radio broadcast when vinyl is the only option. As not all presenters know how to handle this older technology, it is surprising that, to date, no one has wrecked the stylus - unlike other much more expensive cartridge/styli combinations that claim to ne rugged. But should the styli need replacement it will save over £40 by comparison. Pay careful attention to how the terminals need to be connected when replacing an existing cartridge. Make a note of which colour lead goes to which symbol on the existing cartridge before disconnecting it ( L+, L-, R+, R-). then connect each lead to the correct symbol on the new cartridge. A small pair of pliers and a magnifying glass helps a lot. NEVER apply a soldering iron to the contacts on the cartridge as heat will most certainly destroy the cartridge.