All Ortofon cartridges, whether bought as an accessory or supplied pre-fitted to a turntable, have some form of stylus protection unit.
The stylus is one of the most fragile and exposed elements of a phono cartridge, so keeping it safe and clean from dust and other external hazards is essential.
Stylus Guard Only 2M Red Cartridge or Stylus NOT Included
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