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Needle PCN550ML
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Needle PCN550ML

Replacement Needle/Stylus Assembly
SOLD OUT use type 201 below
  • 2 - 3
  • $140.00
  • 4+
  • $139.00

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VERY LIMITED SUPPLY TOP of the line Precept needle PCN-550ML (Micro-Line, better than .2x.7)
replaces, upgrades any of the following PRECEPT needles
PCN110E PCN220XE PCN330LCU PCN440LC PCN-110 PCN-220 PCN-330 PCN-440

Best possible replacement needle for any of the following Audio Technica - Precept cartridges
PC100E PC110E PC220XE PC330LCU PC440LC PC550ML

We present the following Audio Technica info from their literature for your enjoyment

The Precept PC110(Ivory colored needle PCN110E)
While all Precept cartridges are similar in essential construction, each model offers a unique stylus-cantilever combination. In the PC110, for instance, a special titanium bonded .4 x .7 elliptical diamond stylus is mounted on a thin-wall tubular cantilever. Despite its lo-mas construction, the assembly is highly rigid and flex-free.

The Precept PC220 (Gray colored needle PCN220XE)
Features a hollow aluminum tubular cantilever tapered for a minimum mass and Excellent rigidity. A square hole at the end accepts the square-shank nude-mounted diamond stylus, assuring exact alignment of stylus facets to groove walls. Each is a natural diamond, oriented before grinding so that its groove contact will wear slowly and uniformly. A .2 x .7 elliptical stylus permits precise tracing without distortion.

The Precept PC440 (Black colored needle PCN440LC - OBSOLETE)
The PC440 cantilever is of exotic berylium, one of the lightest, most rigid of materials. The, stylus motion is transmitted to the magnets without flex, for lowest distortion possible. The stylus is a nude-mounted, square-shank diamond of exceptionally small cross-section. Despite its small side radius, the Shibata stylus extends vertically over more of the groove than comparable elliptical styli, thus providing unsurpassed tracing with modest pressure. As a result, top performance and extended record life are among the pluses offered by the PC440.

5 Stars
Well worth the wait!
My dad used an Audio-Technica Precept 440 for many years, and I always thought that it was a rather under-rated cartridge. I have listened to the 440 with the 550 stylus, and I am rather impressed with the results. I use a 220 with a 550 stylus, and the results are as equally impressive! I have spent a long time trying to track down a replacement, and you should get them while they last!
Helpful?  5 of 5 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Minnesota. on 1/13/2012
5 Stars
No title, just a record player
I spent a number of years with my turntable just sitting there, with a dead belt and bad needle, not playing anything from my LP collection. WOW! Outstanding sound reproduction. The sound can go head to head with a CD, and beat it. I just listened to a Slim Harpo LP from the Jay Miller sessions series. HOT! Aural viagra, seriously. Of course, a lot depends on the sound reproduction equipment used, but if you want solid sound from your needle, this is the one for the models listed. Fabulous!
Helpful?  3 of 3 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Maryland. on 12/19/2011
2 Stars
Precept 550ML
I recently purchased an original "Precept" 110E on the recommendation of a respected TT specialist , and i have this stylus as well as a 220EX and i have to say I'm disappointed with what I'm hearing ! It sounds ok but a bit lifeless and at times , frankly dull and boring , but perhaps my SME 309 has too much mass ? A 3009 might suit it better , a bit of a let down for me .
Helpful?  0 of 3 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Oxfordshire ,UK. on 7/30/2011

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