LP Gear replacement for Shure VN-78E VN78E stylus (78 RPM stylus)

LP Gear replacement for Shure VN-78E VN78E stylus (78 RPM stylus)

Specified for Shure V15 Type III, V15 III cartridge models
Excellent 78 RPM record harmonic detail reproduction
3.0 mil diamond for correct tracing 78 RPM record grooves
Accurate sound reproduction of 78RPM recorded material
Precision engineered and exquisitely crafted in Japan
Tracking force: 1.5 - 3.0 g
Genuine, unsurpassed 100% original LP GEAR® stylus


LP Gear replacement for Shure VN-78E VN78E stylus (78 RPM stylus)

Code: SHNVN78E

Product Info


78s are kind of the earliest iteration of what we think of as a record today. Anachronistic as it is, 78 RPM records showcase the sound, honesty and spontaneity of a time before second takes and multi-track mixing were common in record studios. Therein is their art to be cherished and enjoyed sans today's electronic artifice. The LP Gear replacement for the Shure VN-78E VN78E needle stylus is used with the Shure V15 Type III phono cartridges including the V15 III, V15 III-DL, V15III-GSL, V15 III-GZ, V15 III-G and V15 III-HE. The stylus features a 3.0 mil polished diamond designed specifically for the correct tracing of the wide grooves of 78 RPM records. Tracking force: 1.5 - 3.0g. results in minimal groove wear and accurate rendition of voice and music. The stylus is made in Japan by a world-class manufacturer with a reputation for crafting musically excellent and high-quality replacement styli.

A very common misconception is that you can use an LP stylus for playing 78 RPM records. This is one quick and sure way to damage the 78 RPM record grooves. To maintain the playback fidelity of your 78 record, you really need to use a stylus designed for 78 RPM records, otherwise with just a single playing, you could ruin the fidelity of the record grooves. Moreover, the LP stylus is much narrower than the 78 RPM 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.

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