I think its call "standard headshell connector" or "headshell 4 pin standard connector".
Ortofon designed that fitted onto SME tonearms and became the standard "universal" headshell connectors, some also call them "SME Connector"
By headshells with fastening screw those 4 pin connectors have
two functions. The azimuth can be adjusted as well the stylus
distance (aka ''effective length'') . Because the sample provided
by @imhififan has to short ''inside part'' of the 4 pin connector
this second function can't be used. By AT headshells with, say,
''movable 4 pin connector'' this shortcoming is obvious.
Yes, those are short connectors to maximize overhang adjustment and some long connectors for azimuth function:
@imhififan , It is not ''either or'' but both (aka conjunction).
All my headshells have this ''movable 4 pin connector'' which
make azimuth as well eff. length adjustment possible. So I
don't understand persons who buy expensive headshells
without this provision. This imply all wooden headshells
because they can't ''bear'' the fastening screw.
Thanks for providing highendcity address. Those are the right
kind. AT headshells have screws threads at the under side.
For some carts very practical but not suitable for effective
length adjustment with ''short 4 pin connector''.
Wow! I never would have guessed that parts such as this could be purchased separately. I'd have suggested just buying a whole headshell and cannibalizing it. Thanks to all for excellent responses, at least in my opinion. I like the ones from Italy mentioned above. Has anyone here dealt with this seller?
Well those 4 pin connectors at hifi city are better proposition then
the Italian kind: $ 15 versus $44 . But looking at those ''miserable''
cartridge clips I can only recommend Clearaudio clips : 44 euro
for 8. Those are the best I know. What is the sense of those
expensive silver wire or rewire with worthless clips?
By tonearns with fast headshells is resoldering those clips an
My ''only'' problem with Clearaudio clips is their price. The reason
in addition is that I own 25 headshells. If someone knows where
one can find ''decent clips'' for less money please give us the