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Stanton 681 EEE MK III

The Stanton 681 EEE Mk III is the latest of the legendary 681 products. With the latest in low mass moving iron design, it gives accurate and clean reproduction of sound on any system. The precision response gives a bright clean sound legendary amongst audiophiles. The Stanton "Longhair" brush, super high polished diamond and low tracking force gives greatest record protection and longest tip life possible.


78 RPM Stylus Information

Stanton has had requests in the past for information regarding the correct styli to use for playback of older records. In an effort to answer these types of questions, we have developed the following recommendations:

33 and 45 RPM records:

All Stanton cartridge and styli products can be used for playback of these records by using the standard 0.7 mil spherical, 0.4 x 0.7 mil or 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical styli supplied with the cartridge product.

78-RPM records:

All Stanton cartridges can be adapted to playback these records by the use of a 78-RPM replacement stylus. The replacement styli listed below are made for each family series of Stanton product and can be used in that specific family series, no matter the age of the cartridge.

  • For 500 series cartridges D 5127
  • For 680 series of cartridges D 6827
  • For 880 series of cartridges D 827

These replacement 78-RPM styli may be obtained from your local Stanton dealer and will easily replace the current stylus in your cartridge body. You may have to increase your tracking pressure in order to keep the 78-RPM stylus in the record groove at the higher 78-RPM speed. This is because the older 78-RPM records vary in their groove width and pressing characteristics.

Stanton 681 EEE MK III Tech Specifications

    Special Elliptical Stylus

  • Stylus Type: Stereohedron elliptical 0.3 x 0.7
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 22 kHz
  • Nominal Output @ 1kHz: 2.5mV
  • Channel Separation @ 1 kHz: 35dB
  • Channel Balance @ 1 kHz: within 2dB
  • Tracking Force: .75 to 1.5 grams
  • 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
  • Dynamic Compliance @10Hz Horiz/Vert.: 25 Um/mN