Shure M97XE

HiFi cartridge

Order Code: M97XE
RRP: $219.00

Got some vinyl lying around the house that's just gagging to be heard again? Dress your turntable up with a new cartridge, and turn it up for that classic vinyl sound.

M97XE is great not only for loungeroom listening, it also helps grab a natural sound when you're transferring your vinyl to a digital medium.

The superb smooth-sounding phonograph cartridge is 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.

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  • Dynamic Stabiliser damper / de-statciser
  • Die cast aluminium mounting block
  • Side Guard stylus protection system

In the box:

  • Headshell screwdriver
  • Stylus cleaning brush
  • Mounting hardware
  • Stylus guard
  • Tone Arm Mount: 1/2" Standard mount
  • Cartridge Type: MM
  • Output Voltage: 4,0 mV
  • Recommended Load: 47 kΩ; 250 pf
  • Tracking Force Range: 0,75 - 1,50 g
  • Tracking Force Optimum: 1,25 g
  • Trackability: 1 kHz: 44 cm/s; 10 kHz: 31 cm/s
  • (Stylus) Cantilever:
    • Shure Type II - Very low mass
    • Heat-treated aluminum alloy / tubular
    • 1.0 mil wall thickness / 20 mil diameter
  • Diamond Stylus Tip:
    • Polished natural gemstone
    • Elliptical 0.2 x 0.7 mil
  • Compliance: 25 µm/mN
  • Frequency Response from: 20 Hz
  • Frequency Response to: 22 KHz
  • Stereo Channel Balance: 2 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 25 dB
  • Net Weight: 6,6 g
  • Height: 16 mm