Ordering this part will net you a true shibata tip not originally offered by Shure decades ago. If they had, it would have been call the "VN35SH". A shibata tip is considered one step above the hyperelliptical VN35HE and one step below the VN35MR microridge. So, you can be confident, as we are, that this will do your prized Shure V15/III series cartridge justice. the BLISS "VN35SH" is finished, retested and tuned in USA of int'l components.
ASTATIC NEEDLES N964RECOTON 307P-999 307P999SHURE NEEDLES VN35HESHURE CARTRIDGES V-15TYPEIII-HE V15TYPEIIIHE V-15III-HE V15IIIHE V15/III-DU (special mount for many Dual models)V15-TYPE-IIIHE V15-TYPE-IIIHE V15TYPEIIIHERADIO 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. 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.
"DSH" =Diamond SHIBATA tipped bonded stylus.16, 33 or 45rpm LPsNOT for 78rpm1.25 - 1.75 grams tracking pressure. (1.5 nominal)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: