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Very pleased with the m97xe comparable to the v15 type 3 from the 70s

Easy installation and alignment with the included protractor

But i dont have a megadollar top studio quality perfect stereo system so a cartridge which sounds better on my neighbors system...  Read More

I bought one of these as a back up to my shure v15vxmr after that model was discontinued due to the difficulties of working wit...  Read More


Is it as good or better than cartridges that cost hundreds or thousands of dollars more

As mentioned i bought this when the price was 100110 only a few years ago

77 and now the cost has sored to 429


This happened to me even when i just put it in the tonearm


Put this on a audiotechnica headshell and use if for my at120 and it sounds great

Cartridges ive used recently include audiotechnica at95e grado prestige black and audiotechnica at92ecd in other words

Metal bodied with an easy to replace highquality diamond stylus

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  • Our engine has analyzed and discovered that 76.0% of the reviews are reliable.
  • This product had a total of 1,148 reviews as of our last analysis date on Aug 3 2021.
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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Sorry correction i paid 90 i checked it’s awesome cartridge for even 150 but for 500 you can get lot better then this

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Cut to the chase the stock 97xe while having a strong familial resemblance to the v15v sounded like it had just a bit of fur on it

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Great sounding cartridgestyluspacking is excellent but did not arrive with stylus guardcover

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It is pricy just because they are not produced any more

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Shure has been around and they know the mechanics of sound totally unintentional rhyme there

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I do find its performance to be pretty articulate and to my ears at least it sounds great and i feel that its accurately reproducing my music

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Again i dont have a plethora of confoundingly obscure and largely subjective audiophile terms to describe it i just know that i dig it and that it tracks far better than anything else ive used to date and at a miniscule down force of only 1

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    My guess is that the brush altered the contact of the stylus meeting the vinyl and since theres so little tracking force required to make it work well i think that may have factored in

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