Shure M97XE Hi-Accuracy Cartridge - M97xE

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When the old cartridge on my 27 year old turntable fell apart, I was pretty sure that the ability to listen to all of my old LPs had just slipped away. I was pleasantly surprised to find the availability of the Shure 97XE to fit the old direct drive Technics turntable. I was even more pleasantly surprised to find how improved the old LPs sounded when I installed this modern cartridge onto the tone arm. I simply set the downforce and anti-skate settings, and my problems slipped away. The cartridge accurately tracks even my most warped LPs and returns a crystal clear, very rich sound. Easy to install, easy to set up, and excellent sound quality to boot.

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I've tried Ortofon, Audio Technica and Grado in the same price range, and this Shure cartridge literally blows them away. If you're new to vinyl and things aren't working out, it may be your cartridge. After installing the Shure, the bass that was missing with the Ortofon returned and the musical imaging and separation that I grew used to with CD's was evident while maintaining all of the organic promise of vinyl. I find the damped brush to be an excellent feature as well. The viscoelastic damped brush allows the listener to set a slightly higher tracking force on their TT and have about .5 gram of that absorbed by the brush in a consistent manner. This means that your needle eases gently into the groove as the last .5 gram of tracking force is slowly absorbed by the brush as it is displaced. Example, if you set a tracking force of 1.5 grams, your needle only sees 1 gram since .5 grams of force is absorbed by the displacement of the brush. Of course, it also stabalizes the cartridge and cleans the record grooves. Shure indicates better sonic performance may be had without the brush, but I've only found advantages with it. At this price...Just Do It! You won't regret it.

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Old Turntable Like New!

on 5/5/2008

When the old cartridge on my 27 year old turntable fell apart, I was pretty sure that the ability to listen to all of my old LPs had just slipped away. I was pleasantly surprised to find the availability of the Shure 97XE to fit the old direct drive Technics turntable. I was even more pleasantly surprised to find how improved the old LPs sounded when I installed this modern cartridge onto the tone arm. I simply set the downforce and anti-skate settings, and my problems slipped away. The cartridge accurately tracks even my most warped LPs and returns a crystal clear, very rich sound. Easy to install, easy to set up, and excellent sound quality to boot. Read More

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Great Sound - Great Price

by J D Emmanuel on 7/19/2008

Shure has delivered a wonderful sounding cartridge at an exceptional price. It tracks well and is easy to install. I highly recommend it to anyone that still enjoys vinyl records. You might pay a lot more for a cartridge, but I don't think your ears will be able to hear a difference. Read More

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Product Overview

The M97xE is a superbly tracking, neutral, smooth-sounding magnetic cartridge, designed to provide long hours of undistorted, easy listening, without fatiguing the ear or tiring the mind. This cartridge is able to accurately reproduce very difficult musical passages, particularly in the high-frequency range, where audio modulations are the smallest and most concentrated, and stylus tip movement is consequently the most rapid. Its highly precise tracking ability and flat frequency response are made possible by Shure's unique Type II low-mass thin-wall aluminum alloy stylus cantilever, combined with a precision-crafted, finely polished, elliptical diamond tip.

Specifications

Manufacturer Shure
Mfg Part# M97xE
SKU 90136185
UPC 042406060370
UPC 14 00042406060370
Features
1/2" tone arm mount, moving magnet cartridge type
Frequency response: 20Hz-22kHz
Diamond stylus tip, polished natural gemstone
Amplitude: 80 µm at 400 Hz
Side Guard stylus protection system
Trackability:1 kHz - 44 , 10 kHz - 31 at 1 gram tracking force
Includes headshell screwdriver, stylus cleaning brush, mounting hardware and stylus guard
Tech Specs
Product Type - Phono cartridge
Height - 0.6 in
Weight - 0.2 oz
Service & Support - 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details - Limited warranty - 1 year

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