Written by Allison Wolcott on August 15, 2016 under Listening
Shure Notes email newsletter subscribers submit their burning audio questions every month, and we pick one to publish in the email and here. This month, we focus on phono cartridge stylus replacement.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 6, 2015 under Listening
While it may be tempting to play a little bit of history using the standard cartridge/stylus on your home turntable, the audio reproduced will not be satisfactory, and here’s why.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 20, 2013 under Listening
Keeping your needle in good condition is essential for audio quality and the longevity of your vinyl records. But how often should you replace the stylus?
Written by Michael Pettersen on February 16, 2017 under Listening
Vinyl continues to grow in popularity. The resurgence in records means more people are buying new turntables or dusting off a vintage one found in the attic. Find out what you need to know about replacing a needle – or phono cartridge stylus – to keep the music sounding amazing.
Written by Davida Rochman on March 4, 2015 under Listening
If you’re ready to go retro and experience the joy of listening to record albums, you’ll need to know how to shop for a record needle (phono cartridge). This post will help you choose with confidence and get in the analog groove.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 14, 2015 under Listening
As a phono cartridge designed specifically for audiophile hi-fi, the Shure M97xE features the option to engage a specialist dynamic stabilizer when the blue Shure banner is unclipped from the main cartridge body. Learn what this stabilizer is used for.
Written by Marc Henshall on December 8, 2014 under Listening
First introduced 50 years ago, the M44-7 intended to meet requirements for the high-end audiophile market. But long after introduction, the M44-7 became an essential piece of kit for the modern scratch DJ.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 29, 2010
READING THE WRITTEN SOUND A phonograph cartridge is a micro-manufactured electro-mechanical device that tells your entire audio system what’s happening along the half-mile groove that’s cut into the typical analogue disc. The quality of the information provided by the cartridge is a critical determinant of how faithfully any audio system will reproduce the recorded sound. […]
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