M97xE Audiophile Phono Cartridge
The M97xE is a superb smooth-sounding phonograph cartridge designed to provide long hours of undistorted listening, without fatiguing the ear. Its highly precise tracking ability and flat frequency response are made possible by Shure's unique Type II low-mass thin-wall aluminum alloy stylus cantilever, combined with a precision-crafted, finely polished, elliptical diamond tip.
This cartridge is able to accurately reproduce very difficult musical passages, particularly in the high-frequency range, where audio modulations are the smallest and most concentrated, and stylus tip movement is consequently the most rapid.
- Stylus Mass: Very Low
- Diamond Stylus Tip: Elliptical
- Sound Accuracy: Very High
- Record Wear: Very Low
- Key Features: Dynamic Stabilizer Brush
The Shure exclusive viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer maintains a uniform distance between the cartridge and the record under difficult playing conditions, even those caused by warped records or mismatched tonearm mass. When such stabilization is not required, the stabilizer brush can be locked up into its detent position, which, under ideal playing conditions, can provide even better sound quality.
Side-Guard Stylus Protection System
The innovative protection system helps to limit stylus damage if the cartridge accidentally slides across a record. This unique feature responds to side thrusts on the stylus by momentarily forcing the stylus cantilever and tip upward so that the cantilever does not bend sideways.
Die Cast Aluminum Mounting Block
Ensures secure, vibration-free attachment to the tonearm.
Headshell screwdriver, Stylus cleaning brush, Mounting hardware, Stylus guard.
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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.
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|Model/Type ||M97xE |
|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 || || |
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 |
|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 |