LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line Upgrade for Shure N97xE stylus

LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line Upgrade for Shure N97xE stylus

"OMG WOW!!! I couldn't believe it! No longer critical, soft sweet and warm! The highs soared but weren't brittle! The bass might have been slightly less pronounced, but it is super balanced." 1

"I wish I could review this stylus it is 100x better than the JICO SAS!!! NO LIE!!!"

"I wanted to tell you how amazing this product is! I am only a few hours into using it and I have been blown away by how fantastic it really is with its detail and lack of distortion."

"It's a definite improvement over the stock Shure stylus. Much better overall clarity and detail. I think a good cartridge becomes a very good one with the upgraded VL stylus."

"“Wondered if I would really hear the difference between the Shure replacement and the ViVid Line upgrade. Wow! Really sounds better. Wish I had made the switch a long time ago”

"The most enjoyable detail is the inner micro detail. Tremolo on voices, fingers on strings, and movement of valves on trumpets. Overall the sound is free and open, unfettered." 2

ViVid Line Contact diamond for excellent tracing accuracy
Diamond tip r/R radii: 6/75 µm (.0002 x .0030 inch)
Low-mass aluminum cantilever for firm and sensitive response to grooves
Made in Japan by select artisans, very skilled stylus Shokunin-tachi
Genuine, unsurpassed, zealous with perfection LP GEAR® stylus


LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line Upgrade for Shure N97xE stylus

Code: SHN097xVL

Limited stock. More to arrive mid-December 2021. See Related products for suitable alternative.
Product Info

- Sweetness and detail that are masked by the stock original stylus. Offers really beautiful sound.

The LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line replacement for the Shure N97xE stylus offers Shure M97xE cartridge owners a more involving, exquisitely detailed, and intimate musical experience. Listening is more enjoyable than the frequency rolled-off design of the original Shure stylus. This is the ViVid Line N97xVL's rare grace - its ability to draw the listener into the music and keep you there. Priceless performance, affordable earthly price.

The stylus comes equipped with an integrated stylus guard with a carbon fiber damper brush. The ViVid Line diamond tip is produced using a natural crystal diamond with the most advanced precision polishing technology. The cantilever is made of special aluminum alloy tube for efficient transmission of delicate vibrations and for organic sound quality.

Tracking force range: 1.00-1.50g. With damper brush down (operating) add 0.5g., 1.75 optimal. Check and adjust after initial 50 hours of use.

Alternative Stylus and Options
- For alternative stylus replacements and accessories that enhance sound quality and fidelity, refer to Related Products.


Footnote 1: Audiogon Forum, "LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line Contact Stylus for Shure M97xe — Also compared vs JICO SAS Stylus."
Footnote 2: Vinyl Asylum, "Is LP Gear's VIVID stylus for the M97Xe good? YES, g*d damnit; It is."

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