Originally Posted by ericjustin
Can someone shed some light on the difference between the original 680 EL, the 640 EL II and the new 680 V3? I have an original pair of 680 EL's in need of replacement styli and they don't seem to be available anymore. I might just buy new carts.
No real difference other than build quality, Stanton now is not the same Stanton as when they were manufactured in NY, the old Mk1 carts are better sounding than the new ones, just buy new styluses for your 680's, the original carts were made to a much higher standard, a lot of people said Stanton now is junk which I would agree with from what I have seen and tried but I tried the new 680 V3E styluses recently and I think they are good although they took a bit to wear in, this is the cart combo I’m using now.