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Main Electronic Supplies Ltd
4554 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5V 3R5

*Dear Valued Customers*

We would like to inform you that Main Electronic Supplies is now permanently closed.

We are currently in the process of selling off our entire inventory in larger sections.
If interested, please email us at:

We sincerely thank you for your continued support since 1971!



    - Vintage Electronic Equipment/Accessories (Sold to Vancouver Prop & Costume -
    - Belts (Sold to Ring Audio in Toronto, Ontario -

    - Record Player Needles, Cartridges & Accessories (Sold)
    - Foam Surrounds (Sold)
    - Vacuum Tubes – Modern Stock (Sold)
    - Vacuum Tubes – NOS Stock (Sold)
        - Contact: Michael Charles (
        - Contact: Clark Graham (
    - Capacitors (Sold)
    - Resistors (Sold)

    - Bulk Wire (Sold)
    - EL Wire (Sold)


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Needles & Cartridges

This page may take a few moments to download on slower connections as it contains over 80 pictures of needles & cartridges. Main Electronic Supplies carries a huge inventory of hard to find tips from the original steel needles found in the old gramaphones to the standard magnetic types currently being used.
Other Needle & Cartidge Catalogs in pdf format are listed below

ES Needles & Cartridge Ceramic Needles Ceramic Cartridges

Replacement Number
Replacement for Model Numbers
4111-DET / ES-1001 ADC RSQ30MKIII
  111-DET / ES-1002 ADC Use ES-1001
  116-D7M / ES-1004    
ES-1005 ADC RQ-3,RQ-4
121-D7 / ES-1006    
911-D7 / ES-1104 Astatic 89T Power Point
629-DE / ES-1201 Audio Technica ATS10
ES-1202 Audio Technica ATS12XE
ES-1205 Audio Technica ATN15
4208-DE / ES-1206 Audio Technica ATN120, ATN130
697-D7 / ES-1207
Audio Technica ATN70
710-D7 / ES-1210 Audio Technica ATN3400
4211-D6 / ES-1211 Audio Technica ATN3600
209-D6T / ES-1212 Audio Technica ATN3711
ES-1214 Audio Technica ATPN1
ES-1215 Audio Technia  
743-D7 / ES-1216 Audio Technica ATN3851
743-D7 / ES-1217 Audio Technica ATN51E, ATN55XE
ES-1218 Audio Technica ATN3852
4212-DE / ES-1250 Audio Technica ATN102
4207-DET / ES-1251 Audio Technica ATN105
4213-DE / ES-1252 Audio Technica ATN3472P
4214-D6 / ES-1253 Audio Technica ATN3830
ES-1278 Audio Technica AT3482
4241-D7 / ES-1301 Audio Empire S100S
4237-DEC / ES-1302 Audio Empire S2000S
ES-1304 Audio Empire
Not Available
ES-1305 Audio Empire S111
272-DS77 / ES-1401 BSR ST8
273-DS77 / ES-1402 BSR ST3, ST4
273-DS77 / ES-1403 BSR ST12, ST14
274-DS77 / ES-1404 BSR ST17
P-182 / ES-1420 BSR SC8H2
719-D7 / ES-1801 JVC DT51
730-D7 / ES-1901 Kenwood N47
797-D7 / ES-1903 Kenwood N50
4540-DEV / ES-2202 Ortofon NF15II
4541-DE / ES-2203 Ortofon LM10
  ES-2206 Ortofon


711-D7 / ES-2307 Ortofon EPS41
718-D7 / ES-2309 Ortofon EPS202
798-D7 / ES-2312 Ortofon EPSP30, EPSP33
793-D7 / ES-2313 Ortofon 623391
4604-DEC / ES-2401 Pickering DAT2
4606-DEG / ES-2402 Pickering DAT3
ES-2403 Pickering XV15
ES-2404 Pickering DLC
ES-2504 Pioneer PNK65
670-D7 / ES2702 Sansui / Sony SN-33/50
ES-2703 Pioneer SN80
744-D7 / ES-2751 Pioneer SN707
712-D7 / ES-2801


4666-D7 / ES-2802 Excel/Sanyo/Fisher ST28/ES28
740-D7 / ES-2803 Sanyo/Fisher ST29
714-D7 / ES-2805 Sanyo/Fisher ST41D
736-D7 / ES-2808 Sanyo/Fisher STG9, STG10
715-D7 / ES-2809 Sanyo/Fisher ST100S
794-D7 / ES-2810 Sanyo/Fisher ST66
119-D7 / ES-2812 Sanyo/Fisher STG12, MG-12
796-D7 / ES-2813 Sanyo/Fisher STG13
817-D7 / ES-2814 Sanyo/Fisher ST07
815-D7 / ES-2815 Sanyo/Fisher ST08
  ES-2875 Sanyo/Fisher ST55
745-D7 / ES-2876 Sanyo/Fisher ST102SD
746-D7 / ES-2877 Sanyo/Fisher ST47
794-D7 / ES-2879 Sanyo/Fisher ST67
901-D7 / ES-2880 Sanyo/Fisher ST09D, MG-09, STW-17J
ES-2881 Sanyo/Fisher STG14
757-D7 / ES-3001 Shure N3
4759-DE / ES-3002 Shure N44C
4768-DE / ES-3003 Shure N70B
4760-DE / ES-3004 Shure N75C
4761-DE / ES-3005 Shure N91E
4767-DE / ES-3006 Shure N95E
4764-DE / ES-3007 Shure V15III
ES-3008 Shure N92F
ES-3009 Shure N94
ES-3201 Sony ND15G
ES-3202 Sony ND60G
ES-3205 Sony ND127
  ES-3206 Sony ND133G
ES-3208 Sony ND143G
ES-3301 Stanton D5100
  ES-3302 Stanton D6800
ES-3303 Stanton D71E
ES-3401 Tetrad T50HS
ES-3650   TN4B Cartridge
HS-1B   Universal Head Shell

HS-02 / ES9905


  Cartridge Lead Wires
ES9908 Tone arm wire 13" Manelco Vancouver BC ES9908

  13" Long Tone Arm Wire
SS-2512 Scew set for Cartride


$4.95 Per Pair

  12mm x 2.5mm Screw Set for Magnetic Cartridges
MN2501 Needle for MC2500 Cartridge Manelco MN2501

Needle for the MC2500

Not the same needle as the ES2880
or ES2881

MN2701 Neddle for the MC2700 Manelco MN2701

Needle for the MC2700


Shure M35X DJ cartridge Vancouver BC Electronics


The M35X brings music alive by capturing every nuance of a recording, from deep drop bass to exceptionally clear mid and high frequencies. Designed specifically for use with House/Techno mixing environments, the cartridge's low record wear helps DJs preserve hard-to-replace vinyl, while its high skip resistance serves as a safeguard against the hazards of back-cueing.

The M35X combines high sonic accuracy and incredible skip resistance, all while keeping record wear to a minimum.



The M35X's versatile Shure Type I medium-diameter cantilever can stand up to continuous, demanding use, yet it is compliant enough to trace signal modulations as small as a millionth of an inch.

With a tracking force range of 1.5 to 3 grams, the M35X provides considerable skip resistance.

Skip Resistance: high
Output: high
Record Wear: very low
Sound Emphasis: extreme clarity and deep drop bass

$84.20 Canadian Dollars

M92E P mount shure cartridge vancouver bc


The versatile M92E fits both of the major types of tone-arm mounts in use today. This high-value model offers faithful sound reproduction at a very attractive price. A natural bi-radial diamond tip teamed with a tubular aluminum alloy stylus cantilever accurately traces the grooves of your records for a difference you can hear.

Fits both of the major types of tonearm mounts in use today, making it compatible with over 85% of turntables. Biradial Diamond Tip + Tubular Aluminum Alloy Stylus Cantilever.  Accurately traces the grooves of your records for smooth sound throughout the frequency range.


  • Universal mount
  • Biradial diamond tip
  • Tubular aluminum alloy stylus cantilever
  • Standard mount adapter
  • Mounting hardware
  • Stylus guard
  • Low Tracking Force
  • Minimizes wear on your irreplaceable vinyl collection
$84.20 Canadian Dollars

SC35C shure cartridge vancouver BC


This highly acclaimed favorite is an ideal choice for all-purpose DJ use.  The SC35C is our standard DJ needle for all applications.

  • With a tracking force range of 4 to 5 grams, the SC35C provides for significant skip resistance.
  • Sharing the Shure versatile Type I cantilever design with the M35S and M35X, the SC35C offers high-definition sound reproduction at all audible frequencies.


  • Skip Resistance: very high
  • Output: high
  • Record Wear: low
  • Sound Emphasis: clarity throughout the frequency range

    $96.30 Canadian Dollars

M44G Shure artridge vancouver bc


Revived exactly the same as the original, this companion to the M44-7 provides an ideal balance between skip resistance and accuracy of sound reproduction for entertainment purposes.

The M44G is a versatile performance needle, appropriate for both intensive scratching and mixing.


  • With a tracking force of 0.75 to 1.5 grams, and a frequency response which is essentially flat from 20 to 20,000 Hz, the M44G produces a vibrant, high-definition sound.
  • With the same unique Shure Type S cantilever as used on the M44-7, the M44G is a highly reliable performer, which is also easy on your vinyl.
  • Skip Resistance: very high
  • Output: high
  • Record Wear: very low
  • Sound Emphasis: detailed bass and low
$99.95 Canadian Dollars

M97XE shure cartridge


The M97xE is a superb smooth-sounding phonograph cartridge designed to provide long hours of undistorted listening, without fatiguing the ear. Its highly precise tracking ability and flat frequency response are made possible by Shure's unique Type II low-mass thin-wall aluminum alloy stylus cantilever, combined with a precision-crafted, finely polished, elliptical diamond tip.

This cartridge is able to accurately reproduce very difficult musical passages, particularly in the high-frequency range, where audio modulations are the smallest and most concentrated, and stylus tip movement is consequently the most rapid.


  • Dynamic Stabilizer:  The Shure exclusive viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer maintains a uniform distance between the cartridge and the record under difficult playing conditions, even those caused by warped records or mismatched tonearm mass. When such stabilization is not required, the stabilizer brush can be locked up into its detent position, which, under ideal playing conditions, can provide even better sound quality.
  • Side-Guard Stylus Protection System:  The innovative protection system helps to limit stylus damage if the cartridge accidentally slides across a record. This unique feature responds to side thrusts on the stylus by momentarily forcing the stylus cantilever and tip upward so that the cantilever does not bend sideways.
  • Die Cast Aluminum Mounting Block:  Ensures secure, vibration-free attachment to the tonearm.
$164.20 Canadian Dollars

# The AT3482P cartridge is Audio-Technica's versatile entry-level cartridge for P-mount/T4P turntables. It easily surpasses original equipment and generic cartridges in delivering sheer musical enjoyment. The AT3482P offers the following fine features found in more expensive cartridges: 5.0 mV output
# Frequency response of 20-20,000 Hz
# Channel balance of 1.5 dB
# Channel separation 24/15 (dB at 1kHz/10kHz)
# 0.7 mil conical stylus
# Bonded round shank stylus construction
# Carbon fibre cantilever
# Made in Japan by Audio-Technica

$79.55 Canadian Dollars

MC2500 Manelco Moving Magnet Cartridge Vancouver bc

MC2500 Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

Output voltage (at 1k Hz, 5 cm/sec):  4 mV +- 3dB;
Channel balance (at 1kHz): below 1 dB;
Channel separation (at 1kHz): more than 15 dB;
Frequency response: 20 ~ 20k Hz;
Tracking force: 3.0g (2.5 ~ 3.5g);
Stylus Tip: stereo spherical diamond tip; 

Note: Mounting Screws are sold separately
(SS-2512 - 2.5mm x 12mm)

$36.70 Canadian Dollars

MC2700 Manelco Moving magnet cartridge Vancouver BC

MC2600 Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

Output voltage (at 1k Hz, 5 cm/sec):  5 mV +- 3dB;
Channel balance (at 1kHz): below 1 dB;
Channel separation (at 1kHz): more than 20 dB;
Frequency response: 20 ~ 20k Hz;
Tracking force: 3.0g (2.5 ~ 3.5g);
Stylus Tip: stereo spherical diamond tip;

$39.95 Canadian Dollars (Mounting Screws are not included) 2.5 x 12mm SS-2512

(Currently out of stock)


Not exactly as

# AP-25 Phono Preamp

If you are trying to put a turntable with a magnetic cartridge onto a newer stereo, that does not have a Phono Input. You need a phono preamp.
(Dual RCA cable not included)

$31.99 CanadianDollars

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*Dear Valued Customers*

We would like to inform you that Main Electronic Supplies is now permanently closed.

We are currently in the process of selling off our entire inventory in larger sections.
If interested, please email us at:

We sincerely thank you for your continued support since 1971!

Prices are subject to change without notice.