Stanton 680.v3
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Stanton 680.V3

The legendary 680.V3 cartridge is regarded as one of the best cartridges on the planet for mixing, club use, and scratching. The wide-band frequency response will give you high energy record playback and that extra punch you need to quake the dance floor whether playing dance or hip-hop. The 680.V3's suspension is designed to be very stable for those less than perfect club setups. The suspension is so robust that the 680.V3 functions just as good as a scratch needle as it does as a club needle.

  • Best cartridge for scratching
  • Extremely good low end response for club environments
  • Very forgiving suspension design
  • New industrial design
    Perfect for :
  • Hip-hop / Scratch DJs
  • Club DJs
Available in the following version:

A single cartridge inside a plastic carry case.


The MP4 package includes 2 matched cartridges, mounted on tone-arm like devices, inside a small and practical road-worthy clear "flight-case".

Stanton 680.V3 Tech Specifications

    Spherical Stylus

  • Stylus Type: Spherical 0.7 mil
  • Special High Polish
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 18 kHz
  • Nominal Output @ 1kHz: 7mV
  • Channel Separation @ 1 kHz: 30dB
  • Channel Balance @ 1 kHz: within 2dB
  • Tracking Force: 2 to 5 grams
  • Stylus Tip: .7 mil Spherical
  • DC Resistance: 1300 ohms nom.
  • Inductance: 930 mH
  • Cartridge Weight: 6.3 g
  • Tracking Ability: 80µ @ 3 grams
  • Recommended Load: 47k ohms and 275 pF
  • Replacement Stylus: N 680
DJ Lord / Public Enemy

DJ Lord Stanton"For that classic, punchy, high end sound without the skipping....The Stanton 680s have always held it down since the beginning...ask yo momma"