audiopile wrote:Has anyone tried the JICO SAS in the Shure SC35C body ? Certainly believe that this would be a very different animal from the stock cart/stylus - but better ,worse or just different and in what way(s)?
audiopile wrote:I agree that apparently all the JICO SAS's are high compliance - so it sure would be a different animal from the original low compliance conical.My interest in this comes about for the obvious reason - I've got a SC35C body sitting here that came to me with a munched stylus.And I'm just not interested in high tracking force playback -period.Now - if for instance I was transferring vinyl to digi and wanted a particular sound for a single play - not worried much about a undamaged heavy tracking conical for a single play. Unfortunately - despite a large LP collection - I'm pretty likely to play a new "find" -several times a week for a few weeks -high VTF's aren't very appealing to me for that reason.
The big reason I'm interested in this is the FrankenGrado experience - installing a higher compliance stylus (there are other differences as well in magnet structures,etc. in this case) into a lower compliance styli's Prestige body has been disproportionally successful.Unlike the MCZ styli in a Prestige body - the JICO SAS is actually engineered to work with the body it's going into.
So - just fishin for info/experience -anybody tried the JICO SAS in a SC-35C ?
flavio81 wrote:I think the "fun" of the SS35C stylus is the low compliance and the conical profile, fitting it a SAS would be depriving it of it's "spirit"
ld wrote:flavio81 wrote:I think the "fun" of the SS35C stylus is the low compliance and the conical profile, fitting it a SAS would be depriving it of it's "spirit"
In original form, the SC35C stands as a high performing example of its genre, and character. I also suspect its performance in original form can be a bit embarassingly good......
If one changes stylus, cantilever, and suspension by fitting an alternate stylus assembly, pretty much all that is left of the original is the coil, i.e. a bit of bent wire. This seems pointless to me, and even a bit crass? The original art lies in the pointy bit here.
So, well said Flavio81
dlaloum wrote:.....keep the existing cantilever/suspension and fit a Shibata or similar....
audiopile wrote:OK - everyone ( OK - maybe just a few guys) are going to want to know the comparison and contrast between the stock stylus and a SAS. I don't know - never had a stock stylus. I can tell you the JICO SAS for this cart's a winner. Installed in a DP-61F Denon this stylus/cart has a slightly "rich" bass character and a high end that pleasantly reminds me of a V-15/IV. These cartridge bodies are about as collectable as woofers with damaged foam surrounds -so this is the chance to get into a pretty nice cart/stylus for pretty close to the cost of the stylus alone.Like all Jico SAS's I've tried so far -it tracks like it's on rails and somehow seems to show off less record wear than I would expect - given the number of plays on the LP's I've listened to/thru it.