Status: Jan 2021 - 100% OPEN.
Now shipping RADIO SHACK, REALISTIC R16X also made by Shure. Both have the same technical specs in the literature. The Black guard in the N111E and the white guard in the R16X are believed simply to represent different marketing channels of the exact same needle.
• SHURE NEEDLE N111E• RADIO SHACK, REALISTIC R16X
• SHURE CARTRIDGES M111E ME97E M111E M97xE• RADIO SHACK, REALISTIC RXT5 Cartridges
The R16X needle was sold with the RADIO SHACK, REALISTIC cartridge (Catalog #42-2795).
• 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.