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Shure M97xE Phono Cartridge


The Shure M97xE is a superbly tracking, neutral, smooth-sounding magnetic cartridge, designed to provide long hours of undistorted, easy listening, without fatiguing the ear or tiring the mind.
List Price: $165.00
Sale Price: $99.00

The Shure M97xE Phono Cartridge has a highly precise tracking ability and flat frequency response, which make it a particularly good option when you need a product that can accurately reproduce very difficult musical passages, especially in the high-frequency range. The M97xE is constructed with Shure's unique Type II low-mass thin-wall aluminum alloy stylus cantilever along with a precision-crafted, finely polished, elliptical diamond tip.

The M97xE includes Shure's viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer, which maintains a uniform distance between the cartridge and the record under difficult playing conditions. When stabilization is not required, the stabilizer brush can be locked into its detent position.

The SIDE-GUARD stylus protection helps prevent stylus damage if the M97xE accidentally slides across a record. This feature responds to side thrusts on the stylus by withdrawing the entire cantilever and tip safely into the housing before it can be damaged.

Shure M97xE At A Glance:

  • Stylus Mass: Very Low
  • Diamond Stylus Tip: Elliptical
  • Sound Accuracy: Very High
  • Record Wear: Very Low
  • Key Features: Dynamic Stabilizer Brush

Shure M97xE Included Accessories:

  • Headshell Screwdriver
  • Stylus cleaning brush
  • User Guide
  • Mounting hardware
  • Stylus guard
Photo of the Shure M97xE's box.  Photo of the inside of the Shure M97xE's box.

Shure M97xE Specifications:

Replacement Stylus: N97xE.

Tone Arm Mount
Standard 1/2 inch

Cartridge Type
Moving magnet

Dynamic Stabilizer damper / de-statcizer
Die cast aluminum mounting block
Side Guard stylus protection system

Shure Type II - Very low mass
Heat-treated aluminum alloy / tubular
1.0 mil wall thickness / 20 mil diameter

Diamond Stylus Tip
Polished natural gemstone
Side x front radii: 0.2 x 0.7 mil

Tracking Force
Effective at stylus tip
Range: 0.75 to 1.50 grams
Optimum: 1.25 grams

Trackability At 1 gram tracking force (cm per second peak velocity)
1 kHz - 44
10 kHz - 31

80 Ám at 400 Hz

Frequency Response
Essentially flat from 20 to 22,000 Hz

Stereo Channel Balance
Within 2 dB

Channel Separation
Typical at 1 kHz: 25 dB

Output Voltage
Typical at 1 kHz: 4.0 mV RMS at 5 cm/sec peak velocity

Recommended Load
47 kilohms in parallel with 250 pf

Net Weight
6.6 grams

15.875 mm

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