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A shibata tip will provide the best possible fit to the groove of the record. This will translate to longer diamond tip and record life, as well as SUPERior sound fidelity.
This shibata tipped needle made by BLISS will transform any cartridge with a lesser-equipped stylus into a high end playback solution capable of exceptionally faithful, clear and true sound reproduction.
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:
Replaces: D680 D65 Stanton needles Used In: STANTON 680 series cartridges Original needle color is usually: BLACKElliptical needles have more efficient contact with the surface of the record than a conical tip.NOTE: Because this needle is designed for use specifically with STANTON 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 STANTON cartridge type not necessarily the turntable.ASTATIC NEEDLES N272Electro Voice PM4216DE