Pfanstiehl has been in the needle business over 90 years! Longer than anyone else! Their cross reference and numbering system is second to none. Their unique packing displays the product, protects the tip from damage, and contains easy to use cross reference information. Pfanstiehl's inventory is fresh stock, or has been carefully checked prior to shipping to ensure that the rubber parts have not hardened or cracked. Their Generic line of replacement magnetic styli is custom manufactured to exacting standards, using highly polished imported diamonds. Check out their record care accessories and preamp. Don’t forget their line of ceramic cartridges, many of these are now hard-to-find!