BLISS SHIBATA diamond needle for entire Shure VN35E series found on the Shure V15 type III series of cartridges.
Ordering this part will net you a true shibata tip not originally offered by Shure at the time. A shibata tip is one step above the VN35HE and one step below the VN35MR. So, you can be confident, as we are, that this will do your prized Shure V15/III series cartridge justice.
Replaces: entire Shure VN35 series
Used In: SHURE V15 type III as an upgrade for all VN35's except the VN35MR version.
Original needle color is usually: BLACK
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.
ASTATIC NEEDLES N964
RECOTON 307P-999 307P999
SHURE NEEDLES VN35HE
SHURE CARTRIDGES V-15TYPEIII-HE V15TYPEIIIHE V-15III-HE V15IIIHE
V15-TYPE-IIIHE V15-TYPE-IIIHE V15TYPEIIIHE
RADIO SHACK, REALISTIC NEEDLES RS651
This shibata tipped needle made by BLISS will transform any compatible cartridge with a lesser-equipped stylus into a high end playback solution capable of exceptionally faithful, clear and true sound reproduction.
"DSH" =Diamond SHIBATA tipped bonded stylus.
16, 33 or 45rpm LPs, NOT for 78rpm
0.75 - 1.5 grams tracking pressure.
stereo and mono ready - quadraphonic system not required to enjoy the near perfect sound reproduction that shibata tipped needles offer.
Shibata needles have maximum contact with the record groove, better than conical, elliptical and hyperelliptical tips.
For any type of quadraphonic (4-channel) record playback, be it of the discrete (CD-4) or matrix (SQ) variety, in addition to this quality shibata stylus, the following components of a complete quad system must all be present and in working order:
- A Cartridge sold originally as being capable of 4-channel playback.
- A Record originally pressed with decodable information for channels 3 and 4 that is still in good condition. A record that is too worn will lose it's ability to provide the high carrier frequency needed for the amp to decode the rear channels even though you may still be able to hear the two primary left and right channels just fine. The record jacket will clearly advertise (brag) about this capability if it is present.
- A receiver or amplifier with the needed circuitry which is still functional. Capacitors and edge-connector connections often fail in these circuits leaving them no longer capable of decoding the rear channels 3 and 4.
- and of course 4 speakers hooked up correctly and situated in the 4 corners of a standard listening room.