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ATS12S for AT12s & AT12sa cartridges - our Needle 200-DQX
OSOLETE ATS12S shown for reference only.

ATS12S for AT12s & AT12sa cartridges - our Needle 200-DQX

Our ID#:200-DQX
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Replacement Needle/Stylus Assembly
$160.00
Oregon USA Stock - 0-24hr Shipping

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ATS12s BLISS Shibata needle for AT12s & AT12sa



You will receive a BLISS brand Shibata needle that replaces the
ATS12s needle for the AT12s & AT12sa cartridges or any cross reference listed below.
The genuine version has a SUPERior suspension system and a highly polished tip. We can see that the 'shine' of the diamond where it touches the groove is very smooth under the microscope. This translates to the longest life possible for the tip and your records as well as highly detailed musical clarity. The aftermarket copy kinda looks a little bit like an orange peel surface under magnification. The special cut is there, it is still far better than conical or elliptical but they did not spend as much time polishing the tip to be as smooth as possible.

Shibata needles have maximum contact with surface of the record, better than elliptical and conical tips.
QUAD channel needles are stereo ready but require a compatible record and receiver/amp to reproduce 4 channel sound.

Genuine Audio-Technica version is Out of Stock. We are now shipping the high quality BLISS brand Shibata version.
AUDIO TECHNICA CARTRIDGES AT12S AT11EPQ TP111E
DENON CARTRIDGES JM-13 JM13
DENON NEEDLES DSN30 DSN-30
ASTATIC NEEDLES N1558 N1560 N462 N489
EVG NEEDLES PM2282DQ PM2287DE PM2280
FILDELITONE CARTRIDGES 156E-626 156E626 152P691
FIDELITONE NEEDLES A626 A689 A748 699
HITACHI MODELS PS14
HITACHI NEEDLES E150
JVC 4DT-35X
JVC 4MD-35X
KENWOOD NEEDLES N40 N40A N42 N-40 N-40A N-42
MAGNAVOX NEEDLES 560372-2 5603722 560397-1 5603971
PAGEANT MA451
RECOTON 155P-832 155P832 156E-873 156E873
SABA ATN12ES
SANSUI CARTRIDGES SV-40X SV40X
SANSUI NEEDLES SN-40X SN40X SN43 SN-43
SEARS NEEDLES 89941
SONY MODELS MQ100 EX1 EX1K EX1M EX2 EX2K EX2N
SONY CARTRIDGES CD-4 CD4
SONY NEEDLES ND-129G ND129G ND-130E ND130E ND130G
PFANSTIEHL NEEDLE 629-DQ
RADIO SHACK, REALISTIC NEEDLES RS1037 NPS-1022 NPS-1037
RECOTON 152P829 829 871 SP871
T.A.E. 7949 7950 8094
TRANSCRIBER PS-1022 PS-1037 TX.1037
WALCO W702PD W710PD
ZAFIRA 5111 5149 5163 5414 5970 6570.3 6728

Also suitable as a Shibata/Quadraphonic upgrade for any needle shown in the Related Products section below that does not have a "Q" in the part number suffix. "200" & "201" type needles are actually interchangeable, the main difference being the 201 series has a flip-down stylus protection guard.
5 Stars
Old School listener
I've been looking for a replacement stylus for a couple years now and was greatly relieved to find a source for the "real" Shibata diamond stylus for the Audio Technica cartridge I have used for years. The service was great. I ordered on Saturday and received it on Tuesday. Pretty impressive, shipping from Oregon to Pittsburgh over the weekend yet. I thank you and my vinyl thanks you.
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Reviewed by:  from Pittsburgh, PA. on 5/30/2012
5
5 Stars
Refreshing an old favorite
The venerable AT12S once again sounds as good as I first remember. Without a microscope and a working knowledge of how a shibata stylus should look like the visual inspection is not a good indicator of stylus wear. If you're feeling less involved with the music you play, it may very well be a worn stylus. Although this JICO shibata is not genuine Audio-Technica, I'm loving my vinyl sounds once again. Highly recommended and the service is great!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from WA. on 2/27/2016
5
5 Stars
Quad "stylis"
Great substitute needle for no longer avail. product. The price seems to be going up faster than a space rocket! The generic shell has no manufacturing logo/markings on it-Just have to trust turntableneedles to not sell "knock-offs.I first bought this needle in 2012/13 @87.00 now 147+ $$$.
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Reviewed by:  from Fla.. on 3/2/2016
5

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