Note: Yes this really is an OEM ADC RSX needle for the ADC XLM cartridge, as pictured above with "ADC XLM MK III" printed on it. made in Japan. Yes it N.O.S. (new old stock) and was made by ADC, not us. yes the other guys really do sell the exact same thing for $129 and $229 as of Aug. 2011.
• Replaces: RSX or is an excellent upgrade for any 'Related Product' below or any stock number we have that starts with 108,109,110,111 or 115. • Used in: XLM Mark III or any XLM series cartridge by ADC • NOTE: Because this needle is designed for use specifically with ADC cartridges, it can be found in numerous brands of turntables. In some cases the cartridges for this needle may be original equipment supplied with a new turntable, but was more likely selected at time of sale to complete a turntable sold without a cartridge or later as an upgrade to the original cartridge supplied by the turntable manufacturer. This needle should be matched primarily to the cartridge type not necessarily the turntable.