The Obsolete SHURE 5X was (0.4 mil x 0.7 mil, elliptical tip, green body, 15-25kHz)
â€¢ sold thru Radio Shack as R5X catalog number 42-2781 422781
â€¢ for most Shure R47 series cartridges
The obsolete SHURE 8X was (0.2 mil x 0.7 mil, elliptical tip, black body, 20-20kHz)
â€¢ sold thru Radio Shack as R8X catalog number 42-2783 422783
â€¢ for the R1000 series of cartridges
for use at 16, 33 or 45 speeds = "LP"
â€¢ NOT for 78 rpm speed.
- Obsolete Shure 5X was .4 X .7 Diamond Elliptical tip needle
- This modern rendition "DEJ" is modernized to .3 X .7 Diamond Elliptical tip needle (slight upgrade)
- Obsolete Shure "DEJ" was 1.5 - 3 grams
- Current BLISS "DEJ" is 1.0 - 2 grams
Old colors are light green etc.
This modern rendition is black & includes clear flip down guard.