which stylus is best

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which stylus is best

Post by usn532 » 24 Jun 2019 16:01

I have 3 turntables all Dual 1218/1219/521. the system is thru a Technics SA-GX 670 AMP and Sansui 1200 speakers. Use a splitter between the 1219 & 521. 1218 is semi retired. 521 came with a Micro A M282 E currently use a MA QDC-1 on this unit clarity/depth& range is to me superb.( Love Ronnie AldrichI on phase 4) also have a MA 2000 E waiting funds to retip it . Dual 1219 has a Shure M75E type 2 this seems to be a great cart. it is all original. My frustration is with a Shure M 95 ED I got from a seller in Canada no stylus. I thought I was doing a smart thing & got a Pfanstiel 4767-DE from E Bay,Dumb,Dumb. sounds like music is being filtered through a bucket of sand. there must be a good solid stylus for this cartridge out there for an affordable price or am I in dream world ( $50 -$75) Advice and comments welcome. Must add at 82 I use hearing aids in both ears. but still love good music.

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Re: which stylus is best

Post by JoeE SP9 » 24 Jun 2019 17:57

My online stylus buying is restricted to LP Gear, Turntable Needles and Needle Doctor.

Here is one from LP Gear. It's $79.99.
https://www.lpgear.com/product/SHN095HEL.html

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Re: which stylus is best

Post by Tympani1982 » 24 Jun 2019 18:14

I have bought about half a dozen cheap stylus from eBay for my various cartridges that have broken original ones. I paid on the average of about $20 a piece. All of them seem to be decent sounding although not close to the level of a Shure V15-type-4 cartridge with a NOS type-3 stylus. These styli for records that I don't really care much or records that are worn, dirty and noisy. They still sound decent.

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Re: which stylus is best

Post by Collux » 24 Jun 2019 20:46

JoeE SP9 wrote:
24 Jun 2019 17:57
Here is one from LP Gear. It's $79.99.
https://www.lpgear.com/product/SHN095HEL.html
This is LPGear's well regarded ViVid Line profile.

Details of the M95 are found in the library:
https://www.vinylengine.com/library/shure/m95.shtml

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Re: which stylus is best

Post by Collux » 24 Jun 2019 20:53

Jico also have a number of options for the M95
refer the N95 stylus offerings here:
https://www.jico-stylus.com/index.php?c ... c7m4dci673

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Re: which stylus is best

Post by Collux » 25 Jun 2019 00:31

re: yr M75
The Shure M91ED and the M75ED Type 2 are basically the same cartridge. -with the M75ED/2 having a 'snap down' stylus guard.

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Re: which stylus is best

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 25 Jun 2019 02:28

I have ordered the styli for both an RS R47XT cartridge and a Shure SS Premier cartridge, which both use the same stylus, from Turntableneedles.com and they are both excellent in use, and less than $30 each! Higher level upgrade styli are available as well, and I expect similar excellent quality. Truly very nice cartridges, from a wonderful period of Shure cartridge offerings. 8)

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Re: which stylus is best

Post by usn532 » 25 Jun 2019 17:18

Wow, Thanks for all the info and suggestion,great source of good solid places to go. I use the Micro Acoustic QDC-1 on the Dual 532 set at 1.2 gr and use the Shure M 75-E type 2 at 1.35 gr on the Dual 1219 I have a MA 2000-E which is resting. With the cost of getting a stylus for the Shure M95 ED or getting the stylus on the MA 2000 -E retiped at $100. there is about a $30 diff. I know the MA 's are not made anymore and some say they were ahead of there time when they were, but parts are not available. they can be retiped,so what if any is the trade off. Opinions, comments, please. Even at my age I'm still learning.

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