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This is a high quality, made in Japan aftermarket needle for the Shure type N95ED. OEM Shure was an elliptical 0.2 x 0.7 tip (high-end elliptical)Our Japan version is an elliptical 0.3 x 0.7 tip (middle)Your Shure cartridge deserves a quality needle made in Japan. N95ed needles made in another country that generally sell for well under $20 don't live up to what Shure cartridge owners expect.
NOTE: Because this needle is designed for use specifically with SHURE 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 also likely to have been 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 SHURE cartridge type not necessarily the turntable.
>> "DE-copy" = .3 X .7 Diamond Elliptical tip needle - BLISS N95ED* (1.0 - 2.0 grams tracking pressure) is a small downgrade, consider 757-DHE below for better performance that exceeds the original N95ED
BOTH:• for use at 16, 33 or 45 speeds• NOT for 78 rpm speed. • 1.5 - 3 grams tracking pressure. • Original needle color is usually: YELLOW• Has damping wire