Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by lenjack » 15 Jan 2019 18:33

He listens to the equipment, not the music. I don't think he cares at all about the music.

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Post by PioneerFan » 15 Jan 2019 18:42

I agree. I think that sums up a lot of the folks who talk about what they have, and bash those who don't. even though in many cases, they have never even listened to or owned the products they are bashing. And this is bad for the hobby.

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Post by phivates » 15 Jan 2019 19:38

Wow! Shure fans...what is the rundown on brush equipped models? I won't be buying a TypeV but I have an RXT-4 needing stylus which is maybe an M97? And an RXT-6 which is maybe M97xE?

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by PioneerFan » 15 Jan 2019 20:21

Not "Shure"- get it?! HA HA

Seriously, I just ordered one of the Shure replacement styli, the N97xE, at $59. Figured I'd get one now before the prices on these start going through the roof.

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by JDJX » 15 Jan 2019 20:29

FWIW......

The M97xE has many fans
It also has some bashers who may or may not have had any experience with one .

Since the M79xE has been discontinued due to nothing more than Shure's decision to get out of the vinyl cartridge business altogether and has nothing to do with the M97xE (no matter how shure spins it..........

So, to those who like them...enjoy them
Those who do not... there is no no real point to you bashing of it at this point . :)

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by PioneerFan » 15 Jan 2019 20:39

Personally, I love the cartridge, and it has become my daily driver. I am guessing it can go up against cartridges costing much more. This was the most I was willing to spend for a cartridge, and I have absolutely no regrets. None.

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Post by lenjack » 15 Jan 2019 21:11

The brush does wonders, re tracking, dust collection, and static discharge. Unfortunately, none of the Japanese aftermarkets, which I understand are excellent, include this feature. Brush use is optional and HIGHLY recommended...no downside. =D>

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Post by PioneerFan » 15 Jan 2019 21:31

I just bought an extra N97xE stylus from Musicians Friend for $59 with free shipping. Figured the time was right before prices start climbing to obscene amounts.

Agreed- I always have the brush down, unless I am not using it, then I set it to protect the stylus.

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Post by JDJX » 16 Jan 2019 01:19

I bought four N97xE stili when Shure first announced that it was discontinued ......all for the then standard $59 US price
Al purchased from different sources .

Also, all stili were examined under magnification... and installed briefly. All are fine

I also got another Jico SAS stylus to have on hand...an original one with the boron cantilever.

So I'm all set for a while :)

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by PioneerFan » 16 Jan 2019 04:35

It is a fabulous system. And in the long run, I think Shure is going to, eventually, seriously regret exiting the phono cartridge business.

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by lenjack » 16 Jan 2019 17:13

They've got too many other things going. Perhaps they'll do what Technics did with their turntables. [-o<

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by katana1100 » 16 Jan 2019 17:52

The 97xe is the most over hyped cart out there . In saying this, I have one with original oem 97xe styli, a spare, and three of its ancestors; the 97 new era , with oem styli, VL and Sas boron. New era came with much better styli, Way better sounding. And, I have other better carts to compare.
A 97xe with a new era stylus sounds good, with Sas , sounds great.
But 97xe with 97xe stylus ? No, not by long shot.
If you want a cheap cart that actually can give a hint, a taste of exotic , get a Denon dl110.

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by 2002afan » 16 Jan 2019 18:38

katana1100 wrote:
16 Jan 2019 17:52
The 97xe is the most over hyped cart out there . In saying this, I have one with original oem 97xe styli, a spare, and three of its ancestors; the 97 new era , with oem styli, VL and Sas boron. New era came with much better styli, Way better sounding. And, I have other better carts to compare.
A 97xe with a new era stylus sounds good, with Sas , sounds great.
But 97xe with 97xe stylus ? No, not by long shot.
If you want a cheap cart that actually can give a hint, a taste of exotic , get a Denon dl110.
I'm sure that just stirred up a hornets nest. :lol:

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by PioneerFan » 16 Jan 2019 20:00

I would refute that, and say that the 97xe is the most underrated cart out there.

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Re: Shure m97xE- What have I been missing all these years?

Post by phivates » 16 Jan 2019 20:15

Turntableneedles Shure replacement stylii for V15IV etc have the brush, and the tension wire, I was just told by them. Their site definitely shows it but I wanted to hear it from the source. Having read the Shure paper from back when they introduced the Dynamic Stabilizer I am puzzled as to why so many dismiss it. Perfectly flat and concentric discs? Great! Real world...not so great.

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