Shure states that today's 97xE cartridge performs better than the V15lll. I believe that.
sliceofhogan wrote:Shure states that today's 97xE cartridge performs better than the V15lll. I believe that.
In it's day, when vinyl was in its prime, the v15III was considered a reference MM. Can you seriously claim the same for the 97?
I don't believe marketing bull, sorry And in my system, a Nagaoka 110 (considered an entry model) sounds better.
But spending crazy money on a SAS is also something I wouldn't advise. Even if they were available (although you can still get them, around $300 at thacker).
I would save a little more and try to get an dl 304 or AT 33 ptg/II, for serious improvement.
Roberto Fabbri wrote:Hello guys, thanks for the replies.
It's not in question if a new cartridge is needed or not. I have got this V15 mk3 and I want to use it at its best!
I'm just asking if anybody could describe any difference between the Jico Hyper Elliptical stylus (VN35HE) and the Jico SAS stylus (VN35SAS). That's all!
Sterling1 wrote:Shure states that today's 97xE cartridge performs better than the V15lll. I believe that. I have a V15lll, as well as a V15V-MR; and, I'm very, very, hard pressed to discern ANYTHING that suggests the 97xE is in any way inferior to the V15lll. Only from extremely critical listening can I distinguish the V15V-MR delivering anything better than the 97xE. I have thought about replacing my stylus with a JICO SAS of some sort, given the accolades here for those; however, since my 97xE delivers sound indistinguishable in all manner from SACD, I am not at this time going to spend any money for just the promise of better sound.