This Shure M97xE cartridge features a very low mass heat-treated cantilever, a viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer damper/de-staticizer and Side guard Stylus Protection System. It comes in a very handsome aluminum protection case. The viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer acts kind of like a shock absorber on your car. It helps to maintain a uniform distance between the cartridge and the record under difficult playing conditions, such as those caused by warped records or mismatched tonearm mass. Over 10,000 conductive fibers in the stabilizer brush neutralize static charges on the record surface and conducts these charges safely to ground, reducing static pops. The Stabilizer also absorbs impact to prevent record or stylus damage if the arm is accidentally dropped on a record. 1/2" tone arm mount, moving magnet type cartridge Frequency response: 20Hz-22kHz Diamond stylus tip, polished natural gemstone (.2milx 0.7 mil Elliptical) (5 x 18 m) Amplitude: 80 em at 400 Hz Side Guard stylus protection system Trackability:1 kHz - 44cm/sec , 10 kHz - 31 cm/sec, 400Hz - 30cm/sec at 1 gram tracking force Includes screwdriver, stylus cleaning brush, mounting hardware and stylus guard
SHURE - Hi-Accuracy Cartridge
• 0.75 - 1.5 grams tracking pressure (OPTIMUM = 1.25) with stabilizer UP.
• 1.25 - 2.0 grams tracking pressure (OPTIMUM = 1.75) with stabilizer DOWN.
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The M97xE is a superb smooth-sounding phonograph cartridge designed to provide long hours of undistorted listening, without fatiguing the ear. 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.
Shure's exclusive viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer maintains a uniform distance between the cartridge and the record under difficult playing conditions, even 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.
Side-Guard Stylus Protection System
The innovative stylus protection system 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.
Die Cast Aluminum Mounting Block
Ensures secure, vibration-free attachment to the tonearm.
Every M97xE ordered from this website comes two-year limited warranty on materials and workmanship. (See warranty information)
- Headshell screwdriver
- Stylus cleaning brush
- Mounting hardware
- Stylus guard
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