Status: Jan 2021 - 100% OPEN.
Because this cartridge plugs directly into a rectangular socket at the end of the tonearm, it is known at a(T4P) Pmount cartridge. Other mounting characteristics are that it has no exposed wires in the back and is almost always found on a linear tracking turntable.
Notes: If your turntable is linear tracking it means the whole tonearm slides several inches from side to side as opposed to the standard type usually designated 'straight' or 'S shaped' which pivots on a stationary 'hub' assembly at the right rear corner of the turntable. A linear tracking turntable will generally have buttons you must operate to move the tonearm and will almost always be found with a Pmount cartridge. (Go back up one category and click on 1/2" mount if your turntable does not fit the linear tracking description above.)
Myth: Often people think they must have a brand of cartridge that matches their turntable brand. This is totally unecessary and often impossible to achieve these days. In fact, the vast majority of turntable manufacturers, had a third party cartridge manufacturer make the cartridge on their behalf. Also cartridge wiring connections usually go straight to your amplifier, receiver or computer thus allowing the turntable to make no direct electrical changes to the cartridge output signal.
The M92E comes complete with mounting hardware including a great adaptor bracked that allows for both 1/2" and Pmount which is great if your not sure which type you have. Its also compatible with the N78S 78rpm shure needle sold under our part# 766D3 So you could use this on a linear tracking turntable which has no 78rpm speed and record to your computer software that will adjust the speed up to 78rpm.
Specifications: Shure M92E (T4P) Pmount cartridge
Stylus: Biradial (elliptical) diamond .4 x .7 (10 x 18)Cantilever: Aluminum AlloyTracking Force: 1.25 - 1.5 gramsOutput Level: 5.0mV @ 5cm/sec. @ 1KhzFrequency Range: 20 - 18KhzLoad Impedance: >47K (up to70k) w/200-300pF/channel w/tonearm/amp in cap.Channel Balance: Within 2dBChannel Seperation: 20dB @ 1Khz