Shure M55E Cartridge Pin Sizing

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Drpepper99uk
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Shure M55E Cartridge Pin Sizing

Post by Drpepper99uk » 20 Apr 2018 17:00

Hi,

Does anyone know of what size the pins are on the back of this cartridge in width? I ask this as my soldering skills are rubbish and I bought a set of headshell wires already made up with heat shrinking etc and they don't fit as they are too narrow in width!!

I need to try and find and set which will fit.

Mike.

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Re: Shure M55E Cartridge Pin Sizing

Post by AlwaysAirborne » 21 Apr 2018 03:35

It is common to have wires with narrow connector ends. Grab a paperclip that is roughly the same thickness as the cartridge pins and work it into the wire connector ends to open them up a bit. Should only take a few minutes.

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Re: Shure M55E Cartridge Pin Sizing

Post by themisto462 » 27 Apr 2018 09:19

Drpepper99uk wrote:Hi,

Does anyone know of what size the pins are on the back of this cartridge in width? I ask this as my soldering skills are rubbish and I bought a set of headshell wires already made up with heat shrinking etc and they don't fit as they are too narrow in width!!

I need to try and find and set which will fit.

Mike.
Hello Mike,

here are the information directely from the manufacturer:

Phono Cartridge Terminal Pin Diameter

Regards.

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