Does Shure still make stylus?

Shure announced all phono cartridge models will be discontinued, but Shure’s microphone and headphone production is unaffected. He explained while sales numbers have remained steady over the past 15 years, the 36 parts suppliers that made Shure cartridges, styluses, cantilevers, magnets, wire, etc.

Why did Shure stop making cartridges?

In recent years, the ability to maintain our exacting standards in the Phonograph Cartridge product category has been challenged, resulting in cost and delivery impacts that are inconsistent with the Shure brand promise. …

Are Shure cartridges any good?

All in, the Shure M97xE is a very good phonograph cartridge. What really makes it one of the best are it’s easy, neutral sound and the fact that it plays so well with all manner of equipment. It truly is one of the “universal” cartridges…seemingly, every vinyl enthusiast has had a M97 in some version at some time.

Are Shure cartridges MM or MC?

All modern Shure phono cartridges are a moving magnet design.

When did Shure stop making cartridges?

The End Of Shure Cartridges In 2014, the M44-7 received a wonderful writeup as a DJ industry standard on Resident Advisor. Suffice to say that Shure had a very, very good reputation with DJs – but as we’ve seen with Technics, that’s not always good enough to keep a product alive.

What are the best needles for scratching?

Shure M44-7 Many DJs consider this their go-to scratching needle and it surely has it’s merits and is a product that has been held in high regard since the 90s. These needles sound nice, track well and don’t wear out your records too much.

Is Shure still in business?

Shure, an American audio company that has been delivering audio products to professionals and punters for more than 90 years, has announced the end of its phono cartridge business.

Which Shure V15 is best?

The Ultra 500 version is a V15 V with metal mounting that may be the best of the bunch. Some prefer the VxMR, though it does have a rolled off high end which has lead people to make comparisons to the Shure M97xE.

What is high compliance cartridge?

A phono cartridge with the compliance in the range of 5 to 10 µm/mN is considered as a very low compliance cartridge, a cartridge with the compliance in the range of 10 to 20 µm/mN is moderate compliance cartridge and a cartridge with the compliance value above 35µm/mN is very high compliance cartridge.

Which is better MM or MC cartridge?

Both cartridge designs can sound excellent but the MC variant has the ability to go one step further and reach audiophile heights. Generally, the best value, lower cost, cartridges are of a MM design. Those who are looking to achieve the best overall sound for turntables often choose the moving coil cartridge.

How do I know if my cartridge is MM or MC?

In a stereo cartridge, two sets of coils and the pins represent the positive and negative poles for each end. With the presence of a magnet, this is how the MM creates a signal. Meanwhile, an MC goes in the opposite direction–the coils of wire move in a sideward motion while the magnet stays as is.

Do you need a special needle to scratch?

As mentioned already, scratching is a demanding activity for both for your needles and your records. So you need a needle that would provide reasonable durability for both itself and your valuable vinyl. Some needles might last longer, but wear your grooves faster while others might act the opposite way.

What is the Shure m97xe phono cartridge made out of?

The Shure M97xE is a moving magnet type phono cartridge. It features an elliptical shaped diamond tip mounted to a “low mass, thin-wall aluminum alloy stylus cantilever.” The mounting block for the stylus is made from die-cast aluminum and seems very rigid while still maintaining a low overall weight.

Where is the cartridge located on the m97xe stylus?

First off, if you have already installed the cartridge onto the headshell (end of the tonearm where the cartridge is located), you will need to disconnect the leads (be CAREFUL- they are EXTREMELY FRAGILE!) and remove the cartridge from the headshell.

What kind of Stylus does a Shure phonograph use?

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. High-value phonograph cartridge fits 85% of turntables with a P-mount design and standard mount adapter.

How does the m97xe stabilizer improve sound quality?

When such stabilization is not required, the stabilizer can be locked into its up position, which can improve sound quality under ideal playing conditions. Over 10,000 conductive fibers in the stabilizer brush neutralize static charges on the record surface and conduct them to the ground.