LP GEAR 78 RPM STYLUS FOR ION CLASSIC LP USB CONVERSION TURNTABLE FOR MAC & PC
The Ion Classic LP USB Conversion Turntable for Mac & PC
was fitted with a phono cartridge and a needle stylus. A photo of the
stylus replacement 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.
Do not order this stylus if it looks different
from what you have. It will not fit if the original cartridge is missing
or has been changed. Please contact us if you need assistance or prefer a
new cartridge. If possible, provide us with the markings on the existing
cartridge and stylus (look for the brand and model number). Photos will
- For upgrades and accessories that enhance sound quality and fidelity, refer to Related Products.