As for buying a NOS stylus, I have found several sources, but I appreciate the added source! Do you think that the age of the elastomer suspension block on these NOS styli stiffens the stylus, adversely affecting the sound? That is why I haven't bought one. I have a NOS XLM MK II stylus. It doesn't sound as good, to me, as this EVG stylus shown in the picture above. It's smooth, but not quite the detail and high end extension.
From Voice of Music, the EVG (Jico) XLM MK III/ZLM stylus is only $12. I'm having a hard time getting motivated to spend 7-8 times more plus shipping, on a NOS stylus. Of course, that could change if the Pfanstiehl stylus doesn't sound good....
I absolutely love that ADC cartridge! It is my favorite of my limited "herd". What do you think of it? I'm listening to it as I write this. Christmas music, Ray Coniff, 1964.
Often....invention is the mother of necessity.