78 RPM STYLUS FOR ION MAX LP TURNTABLE
The Ion Max LP turntable was fitted with a CZ-800-10 phono cartridge and stylus. A photo of the 78 RPM
stylus is supplied above. The stylus features a 3.0 mil diamond for correctly playing 78 RPM records. The color of the stylus varies. Please verify and use this as a guide only since the cartridge and stylus may have been changed through the years.
To maintain the playback fidelity of your 78 record you really need to use a stylus designed for 78 RPM records. A very common misconception is that you can use a LP stylus for playing 78 RPM records. This is one quick and sure way to damage the 78 record grooves. Moreover, the LP stylus is much narrower than the 78 record groove hence the tip will slide to the bottom of the groove where debris has collected for many decades. This results in extraordinarily high surface noise.
- For 33/45 RPM stylus and accessories that enhance sound quality and fidelity, refer to Related Products.