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Shure stylus replacement #4789484
06/17/18 07:54 PM
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It's that time again to replace the stylus on my turntable. It's a Realistic LAB-440 with a Shure R1000EDT cartridge. The last one I bought was a $15 dollar cheapie I got someplace (maybe Record Town in Ft Worth?). I want to get the best (reasonable of course) for this cartridge. I want the lightest tracking possible. How about this one from LP Gear? Bring on the suggestions!! Most of the records I play are originals from the mid to late 60s.

https://www.lpgear.com/product/SHSR1000EDT.html

Here's my turntable:




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Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm] #4789510
06/17/18 08:28 PM
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I bought genuine ones from eBay several years ago. They were affordable.


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Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: GSCJR] #4789522
06/17/18 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: GSCJR
I bought genuine ones from eBay several years ago. They were affordable.


I wish I could find those in nos,original Shure RS8T.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm] #4789531
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Jico!

Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm] #4789532
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What about Audio Technica?


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Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: AndyB] #4789533
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Originally Posted By: AndyB
Jico!


I see this one:
https://www.jico-stylus.com/product_info.php?cPath=18&products_id=1429


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm] #4789537
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M97xE and M92E by Shure are options also. Good luck!


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Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm] #4789539
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The only thing I know about matching up aftermarket styli from looking at the Shure cross reference catalog is that they're color matched. Mine as per Shure has to be the black one. The Jico and LP Gear ones look like the exact match.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: GSCJR] #4789541
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Originally Posted By: GSCJR
M97xE and M92E by Shure are options also. Good luck!


http://www.shure.com/americas/products/phono/m97xe-audiophile-phono-cartridge

Would this be a better cartridge or lesser quality over the R1000EDT?


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm] #4789724
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I'm not sure. Is there an issue with the current one?


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Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: GSCJR] #4789752
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Originally Posted By: GSCJR
I'm not sure. Is there an issue with the current one?


No,cartridge is fine.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm] #4790077
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Then I would just get a new stylus.


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10 3.5L 2GR-FE CEB 5w-20 Defense DL9972 156KM
Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm] #4794560
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Realistic - brings back memories! smile


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: Garak] #4805324
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I've had several over the years. Pickering, Stanton, and Grado. If I had to buy one today, it would probably be a Grado. It was the most dynamic, musical I ever had with the exception of a NAD high output moving coil. If you want to keep the Shure cartridge, my choice in stylus would be a Shure, and nothing else.


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