This is a genuine Dual DN166E, by Ortofon.
Replaces: DN166E Used In: ULM66E etc.NOTE: Because this needle is designed for use specifically with Ortofon 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.
CAN ALSO REPLACE or be used in:DUAL CARTRIDGES TKS66EORTOFON CARTRIDGES ULM66E ULM68E (ULM = Ultra Low Mass for ULM tonearms)ORTOFON NEEDLES DN166E DN167E DN168E