Shibata stylus


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I would suggest a better cartridge, if you have the money. The Shibata stylus upgrade fitted on your current cartridge may well extract more detail from the grooves. The longer contact area may reduce wear too. However, the greater 'penetration' in the groove can be a mixed blessing if you have older or well-worn records (or maybe collect rarities). If you mostly have specially cut or pressed 180g editions then you probably will appreciate the improvement.

The overall sound character will not change significantly, however, as you still have the same generator mechanism. And it is quite a modest cartridge.

Perhaps post the details of the rest of your system, and you may get some more replies.


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