The 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.
This cartridge is able to accurately reproduce very difficult musical passages particularly in the high-frequency range where audio modulations are the smallest and most concentrated and stylus tip movement is consequently the most rapid. Its highly precise tracking ability and flat frequency response are made possible by Shure's unique Type II low-mass thin-wall aluminum alloy stylus cantilever combined with a precision-crafted finely polished elliptical diamond tip.
The very low mass M97xE cartridge shares several important features with the V15VxMR audiophile cartridge to include:
Shure’s exclusive viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer which maintains a uniform distance between the cartridge and the record under difficult playing conditions such as those caused by warped records or mismatched tonearm mass. When such stabilization is not required the stabilizer brush can be locked up into its detent position which under ideal playing conditions can provide even better sound quality.
A die cast aluminum mounting block for secure vibration-free attachment to the tonearm.
The SIDE-GUARD stylus protection system that helps prevent stylus damage if the cartridge accidentally slides across a record. This unique feature responds to side thrusts on the stylus by withdrawing the entire stylus cantilever and tip safely into the stylus housing before the cantilever can be damaged.
Dynamic Stabilizer damper / de-statcizer
Die cast aluminum mounting block
Side Guard stylus protection system
Tone Arm Standard 1/2 inch Type Moving Magnet Cartridge Output Voltage Typical at 1 kHz
4.0 mV RMS at 5 cm/sec peak velocity Recommended Load 47 kilohms in parallel with 250pf Tracking Force Effective at stylus tip
Range: 0.75 to 1.50 grams
Optimum: 1.25 g Stylus Cantilever Shure Type II: Very low Mass
Heat-treated aluminum alloy / tubular
1.0 mil wall / 20 mil diameter Frequency Response Essentially flat from 20 to 22,000 Hz Stereo Channel Separation Balance: Within 2dB
Separation: Typical at 1 kHz: 25 dB Weight 5.6 grams Dimensions .625" (15.875 mm) (Height) Packaging Info Packaging Info Package Weight 0.4 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 3.1 x 1.1"