Shure M97xE Audiophile Cartridge

Shure M97xE Audiophile Cartridge
Shure M97xE Audiophile Cartridge
Item# newitem38016979
$159.99
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Shure M97xE Audiophile Cartridge

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.

The very low mass M97xE cartridge shares features include:

Shure’s exclusive viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer, which maintains a uniform distance between the cartridge and the record under difficult playing conditions, such as those caused by warped records, or mismatched tonearm mass. When such stabilization is not required, the stabilizer brush can be locked up into its detent position, which, under ideal playing conditions, can provide even better sound quality.

A die cast aluminum mounting block for secure, vibration-free attachment to the tonearm.

The SIDE-GUARD stylus protection system that helps prevent stylus damage if the cartridge accidentally slides across a record. This unique feature responds to side thrusts on the stylus by withdrawing the entire stylus cantilever and tip safely into the stylus housing before the cantilever can be damaged.

Stylus Mass: Very Low

Diamond Stylus Tip: Elliptical

Sound Accuracy: Very High

Record Wear: Very Low

Tone Arm Mount : Standard 1/2 inch

Cartridge Type : Moving magnet

Accessories Included: Headshell Screwdriver, Stylus cleaning brush,User Guide, Mounting hardware, Stylus guard

Replacement Stylus : User-replaceable N97xE

Accessory Stylus : For wide groove / 78 RPM recordings N78S

M97xE Features and Specifications

Tone Arm Mount : Standard 1/2 inch

Cartridge Type : Moving magnet

Features : Dynamic Stabilizer damper / de-statcizer : Die cast aluminum mounting block : Side Guard stylus protection system

Cantilever : Shure Type II - Very low mass : Heat-treated aluminum alloy / tubular : 1.0 mil wall thickness / 20 mil diameter

Diamond Stylus Tip : Polished natural gemstone : Elliptical : Side x front radii: 0.2 x 0.7 mil

Tracking Force : Effective at stylus tip

Range: 0.75 to 1.50 grams

Optimum: 1.25 grams

Trackability: At 1 gram tracking force (cm per second peak velocity) 1 kHz - 44 10 kHz - 31

Amplitude : 80 µm at 400 Hz

Frequency Response : Essentially flat from 20 to 22,000 Hz

Stereo Channel Balance : Within 2 dB

Channel Separation : Typical at 1 kHz: 25 dB

Output Voltage : Typical at 1 kHz: 4.0 mV RMS at 5 cm/sec peak velocity

Recommended Load : 47 kilohms in parallel with 250 pf

Net Weight : 6.6 grams

Height : 15.875 mm

Accessories Included:

Headshell Screwdriver Stylus cleaning brush User Guide Mounting hardware Stylus guard

Warranty : Full one-year

Replacement Stylus

User-replaceable N97xE Accessory Stylus For wide groove / 78 RPM recordings N78S