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Shure M44-7 Standard DJ Turntable Cartridge

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90 customer reviews
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  • Engineered for scratch DJ's and turntablists, the M44-7 is designed not to skip under even the most demanding circumstances
  • Unique wide-diameter Type S cantilever with a tracking force of 1.5 to 3.0 grams
  • Skip Resistance: ultra high.
  • With a 9.5 mV output, the M44-7 produces powerful, resonant sound.
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Shure M44-7 Standard DJ Turntable Cartridge + Technics SFPCC31001K HEADSHELL + Shure Stylus for N44-7 Cartridge, Single
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Product Description

Product Description

Revived exactly the same as the original, this mythical battle needle offers ultra-high skip resistance and ultra-high output. The needle of choice for many champion DJs worldwide, including The former Invisibl Skratch Piklz, X-ecutioners, and The World Famous Beat Junkies.

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M44-7 Turntablist Record Needle

Overview

Revived exactly the same as the original, this legendary battle needle offers ultra-high skip resistance and ultra-high output. The needle of choice for many champion DJ's worldwide. Engineered for scratch DJ's and turntablists, the M44-7 is designed not to skip under even the most demanding circumstances.

Features

  • Combining the Shure unique wide-diameter Type S cantilever with a tracking force of 1.5 to 3.0 grams, the M44-7's rugged construction is highly durable, but will not unduly wear your vinyl.
  • With a 9.5 mV output, the M44-7 produces powerful, resonant sound.
  • Skip Resistance: ultra high
  • Output: ultra high
  • Record Wear: ultra low
  • Sound Emphasis: big bass
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.5 to 3 grams
  • Frequency Response: Essentially flat from 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Weight: 6.7 grams

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Phono Cartridges

Clear, Accurate Sound Reproduction.

The way music was meant to be. A complete line of phonograph cartridges for vinyl record listening, sampling and archiving. Each lightweight, user-replaceable cartridge features high trackability, warm, natural sound reproduction and low record wear.

Model/Type M97xE
Audiophile
M92E
Value
M78S
78 RPM
Application Accurate Sound Reproduction
Sampling and Archiving
Home Audio Listening Wide Groove Record
Listening and Sampling
Stylus Mass Very Low Low Low
Diamond Stylus Tip Elliptical Biradial Wide Spherical
Sound Accuracy Very High Very Good Good
Record Wear Very Low Low Low
Key Features Dynamic Stabilizer Brush

Record Needlz

Dependable Performance for Demanding DJs.

An extensive range of DJ Needlz for scratching, mixing and spinning in any performance situation. Each versatile needle features the unique sound characteristics developed by Shure for low record wear, high skip resistance, and reliable record cueing.


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Model/Type WHLB
Turntablist
M44-7
Turntablist
M44G
Club/Party
M35X
House/Techno
SC35C
Standard
Application Mix/Spin Scratch Scratch/Mix/Spin Mix/Spin Scratch/Mix/Spin
Skip Resistance High Ultra High Very High High Very High
Output High Ultra High Very High High High
Record Wear Very Low Ultra Low Ultra Low Very Low Low
Sound Emphasis Spherical
Solid Drop Bass with Flat Mids and Accented Highs
Big Bass Detailed Highs and Lows Extreme Clarity and Deep Drop Bass Clarity throughout the Frequency Range

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 5.6 x 2.4 inches ; 3.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00008W2LW
  • Item model number: M44-7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 16, 2003

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Marvin Walther on April 28, 2007
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Shure has offered this cartridge and stylus combo almost since the inception of stereo records in 1958. The exceptional performance includes, but is not limited to, exceptionally resonant bass and flat highs with no mid-range accent like some other cartridges introduce.

This cartridge and stylus combo manages to reproduce an even-keeled tonality which works over a wide variety of records, even 78 RPM recordings with the original M44-designed diamond stylus inserted (this stylus was last manufactured in the 90's by Shure).

Radio stations used this cartridge where better performance was demanded of the stylus under abusive conditons versus the Stanton which was often found in studios as well during the 60's, 70's and 80's.

I am purchasing a new one, because the original I've had for 25 years is finally falling apart internally (electrical noise, channel imbalances and the stylus will now fall out of the grip). The cartridge and stylus was already used when I acquired it, but I have taken exceptional care of this for all these years. The stylus actually has out-lived the cartridge! Considering the number of years this one has lasted, and the fact that Shure is manufacturing the new ones exactly in the same fashion as the original means this should be the last cartridge I should ever have to buy for the rest of my professional career. The price versus how many years of durability and reliability make this more than exceptional value, it's practically free!

If you're an audiophile, you'll still appreciate the delicacy it can reveal even in the most demanding recordings, even while tracking some of the most harsh perterbations of the groove.

This cartridge's specs usually are always above the book values, always have been, that's Shure's QC.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By B-Goody on September 19, 2012
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The last needle I bought was about ten years ago. And its still great, and so is my system. But then I started reading some reviews of this product here. I liked what I heard, so I gave it a go. And I cannot believe the difference it made in overall sound, the highs and lows, the bass. The sound is clearer and purer. Not only is their less feedback, clicks, etc, but this needle is guaranteed not to damage your classic LP's. Want I wanted was a crisper, cleaner sound, and I got it. Bravo!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By TJ on January 4, 2013
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If you are spinning vinyl there is no better needle on the market than this, no wonder all the top DJ use them, Great tracking, sound and durability.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ivan on October 28, 2012
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I have bought this cartridge for my "Technics SLQ2" turntable with "S" arm, after my old Technics cartridge was damaged and become useless.It was a very pleasant surprise to hear "new" sound from my old turntable. Sound is stronger and very detailed in high frequencies,and has quite strong and deep bass.
It is not difficult to attach M44-7 on to the shell,as little screwdriver comes with it.
I like it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Zak on March 21, 2012
Roughly a year ago I had purchased two cartrides to start DJing with in Serato Scratch Live using the Technics 1200 turntables and headshells. Being new to the turntables and short on funds I had decided to purchazse a Shure SC35C DJ Turntable Cartridge as well as a Shure M44-7 Cartridge. After a few months of use with both needles I felt writting a review for Serato Scratch Live would be useful for many other dvs users. For starters the M44-7s output is very high compared to the sc35c and when set to the 9.5mv setting in scratch live the noise map circle tripples in size. As for tracking accuracy with or without timecodes this cartridge/needle is everything a DJ needs. With the M44-7 back cueing/scratching is 100% right on the money without the constant need to give the needle a second to catch up with the timecode. (with the sc35c I find myself back cueing further than needed to let the computer recalculate the needles position in order to keep on time transitions) Overall I reccommend this cartridge to anyone who DJs and wants the best accuracy possible. Something to keep in mind is that mixing cartridges and not using the M44-7 as a pair may throw off some users as this cartridge mounts higher than other shure cartridges and will make a noticable height different for dropping the needle. Hope this review helped out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kief on June 27, 2013
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Needle worked great and I immediately got rid of jumping grooves. Also glad to know I'll have less record wear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chenyu F. on January 7, 2014
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These are replacing a set of Ortofon Night Clubs on my 1200 MKII (yes the original OG turntable!). I play mainly House/Break and scratch a bit and eventually get into the digital stuff (Traktor or Serato) so I needed something that would be ideal for all. What a difference once they were installed! It is almost like listening to a different records. All the things mentioned in previous reviews about the needle holding the groove are spot on. As previous reviews have also stated, follow the instructions on setting up your tonearm and you will have a rock solid needle that can handle whatever you throw at it. Highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By floyd huffaker jr on May 15, 2013
after i installed these on my stanton 92 turntables its been total bliss these are amazing i see why there the choice of djs did let them sit on my tables about day before testing em they hug the groove of the record and did not skip a beat as i got down am very heavy handed i put it to work these needles are the bomb had some Stanton 500.V3 no matter how i adjusted my tables they just skipped wise investement now can cut it up at my gigs without worrying
about it sound these put out just awesome like that they also have the needle protection guide just what i needed love it
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