Shorter wires for less low-level signal loss.Shrink tubing has been removed to allow customers to better see exactly where to grab the connector with needle nosed pliers. This allows for a more accurate installation while pushing the socket only the cartridge pins and headshell pins. Shrink tubing does look good but gets in the way for some customers and is not really needed once installation is complete.
Installation: We highly recommend using a pair of 'needle nosed pliers' to grab only the flat/crimped part of the connector at each end of the wire jumper and slip it on your headshell in the same pattern found on this headshell.
Then do the same when slipping the connectors onto the back of your cartridge.
Typical Cartridge wiring pattern, yours may vary.