I'm watching this thread I haven't disappeared..
I am meanwhile playing around with the turntable as it's an unknown quantity and using the At95e on it..Plus getting used to what it is like sound wise..I can hear cleaner information on the percussion in the tinkly registers on Tubular Bells,,the pitch stability is good as it has long deep notes on there too,,they sound really stable..My suspended's seem to have a bit more dynamic drama..Funnily enough I have took the AT95e off my Michell Mycro,,Maybe they stylus is almost unused because it has that bright slightly lower mid scooped sound I think you get from a new stylus assembly..I thought it had longer on it ,maybe not though..HMM!!!..The arm tracks way better than I expected..
I have also been doing my research,,it seems the Jico Shure M75 EJ styli are a bonded 4x7 elliptical..Now I have,I think it is 3 Shure M75 bodies..If I remember correctly this is exactly like the original,,the only thing is,,did the Shure not have a slightly different suspension from what Jico are doing..I remember when getting some styli checked ed's and Ej's and the guy asked me what I was tracking at..I told him up to near the 1.5 gms max with my ed..He said the ed was starting to show a smidge of wear and to put on the EJ and turn the weight up to 2 gms..He also said that he thought the EJ's were better than the Ed's..This guy worked in Russ Andrews Edinburgh for as long as I can remember..Pity Russ's is now closed..So I don't know what EJs really track best at,,But having a 4x7 profile stylus and tracking above 2 gms,,it kind of sounds like it would work like Shure's version of an AT95e...Also there are optional conical styli too..Plus I have also been looking at alternative headshells..
The headshell that comes with it is either plastic or carbon fibre with a metal insert,,but a substantially thick one in the centre of the headshell..There is no crackly mistrack sounds on difficult passages of classical etc..So it seems to be tracking ok,,but my curiosity is making me think..MMM ??? Should I get Sumiko Headshell ???..I read that the Ortofon one is too short to get the correct alignment..I don't know how good the present one is..but everything on the turntable has got gold connectors..The headshell hasn't,,although it looks like it on the bleedin picture now I look..HaHa !!...Any picture I see of this turntable the headshell is silver..This headshell is black..I also read on a German forum where the KD7010 seems much more common that the arm is silver wired..Logic tells me this isn't the original headshell.....Photo underneath in case anyone recognises it from elsewhere...Apparently the mass of the arm with the original headshell was 17.5 gms..If this one is partly carbon fibre or plastic logic tells me this one will be lighter than the original..I know I maybe over think things but forewarned is fore armed..