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#4789484 - 06/17/18 07:54 PM Shure stylus replacement
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18309
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
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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#4789510 - 06/17/18 08:28 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
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I bought genuine ones from eBay several years ago. They were affordable.
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#4789522 - 06/17/18 08:50 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: GSCJR]
aquariuscsm Offline


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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.
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#4789531 - 06/17/18 08:59 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm]
AndyB Offline


Registered: 11/08/15
Posts: 15
Loc: St.Cloud MN.
Jico!

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#4789532 - 06/17/18 09:02 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
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What about Audio Technica?
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#4789533 - 06/17/18 09:03 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: AndyB]
aquariuscsm Offline


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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
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#4789537 - 06/17/18 09:06 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm]
GSCJR Offline


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M97xE and M92E by Shure are options also. Good luck!
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#4789539 - 06/17/18 09:07 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm]
aquariuscsm Offline


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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.
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#4789541 - 06/17/18 09:10 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: GSCJR]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
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?
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#4789724 - 06/18/18 07:18 AM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
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I'm not sure. Is there an issue with the current one?
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#4789752 - 06/18/18 07:50 AM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: GSCJR]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
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Originally Posted By: GSCJR
I'm not sure. Is there an issue with the current one?


No,cartridge is fine.
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#4790077 - 06/18/18 02:32 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm]
GSCJR Offline


Registered: 01/20/13
Posts: 1074
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Then I would just get a new stylus.
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#4794560 - 06/22/18 07:42 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: aquariuscsm]
Garak Offline


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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Realistic - brings back memories! smile
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#4805324 - 07/04/18 08:59 PM Re: Shure stylus replacement [Re: Garak]
Gillsy Offline


Registered: 12/09/07
Posts: 345
Loc: Owego, New York
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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