78 RPM STYLUS FOR SHURE M44 SERIES CARTRIDGE
The LP Gear 78 RPM replacement for the Shure N44-3
needle stylus is used with the Shure M44 M55 M80 series cartridges.
The stylus features a 3.0 mil special polished diamond
designed for playing 78 RPM records, thus resulting in
minimal groove wear and an 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.