Cartridge Thorens TAS 257 will easily provide the work of any inexpensive players, including past generations. The same cartridge has been included with turntables for decades and is sold separately under various brands. In the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s most turntables and changers had heavier arms than are common today. This means that the older your turntable, the more likely it is to have a heavier tonearm, unless you have some sort of high-end device. Thus, this is an entry-level cartridge with an excellent value for money for most new and old turntables. This cartridge deserves close attention from both connoisseurs of high-quality sound in love with music and DJs and will appeal to buyers who are happy to give preference to things with an ideal combination of price and quality.