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Old 10th December 2007, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default Replacement Stylus for Shure V15VxMR

Is there any source still available for a replacement stylus for a Shure V15VxMR cartridge. Any info would be much appreciated.

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Old 10th December 2007, 08:47 AM   #2
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Hi Keith

AFAIK, it is out of production. You may be able to find a NOS still, though. If you don't mind an alternative replacement, then the Jico SAS stylus may interest you Jico SAS Stylus

I don't personally have experience with their products, but I have seen good comments about them and I'd like, one day, to get one for my V15III.

Also, it may help to stop by at Vinylengine.com forum and the Vynil Asylum @ Audioasylum.com...
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Old 10th December 2007, 09:03 AM   #3
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Thanks Shaun I'll check out the Jico SAS. I'm using an old Shure V15 Type III cart at the moment and really enjoying it........actually a little more than I thought I would. I need a replacement stylus for that cart as well but they are readily available.

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Old 10th December 2007, 09:39 AM   #4
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Yes, replacement stylii are available here and there - though usually quite expensive.

I can only recommend going for the original part since this stylus is an extremely special beast, consisting of a beryllium cantilever of unusually low mass which is - as far as I know - no longer manufactured by anyone.

In fact, production of the V15VxMR was stopped due to the termination of production by the original manufacturer (these stylii were not made by Shure themselves).

Sorry to be not of more help!

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Old 10th December 2007, 11:23 PM   #5
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Hi Keith,

That sounds funny for me to say or type!

Have you seen this recent thread also? http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...81#post1363781

More than likely, what applies to the V15III also applies to the V15VxMR. But it will be helpful because you are looking for a new stylus for the III anyway!

Good luck!

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Old 11th December 2007, 05:36 AM   #6
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Thanks Keith, I'll check out the thread you posted. I know I'm way down-under in Melbourne Australia but I have some good friends that live and work on Long Island. They live at East Quogue, I've never been there but my son was there last year and said it was very nice indeed.

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Old 11th December 2007, 05:55 AM   #7
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They are ready to sell you one. They were only $500 about a month ago.

Why won't a V-MR fit on a Vx-MR?

The V-MR is a reasonalble $424.00

if you do go for the stylus the compliance may be dimished. It will work OK, but increasing the tracking force to maximum may align the stylus better.

I have an original V-MR with new tip and it sounds a lot better at maximum.

I bought this V-MR spare stylus about 15 years ago.

I personally feel that the type III elliptical is better. I have one of those too.

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Australia sounds real nice to me too although I can't say I have friends there!

One day I will go there to see for myself!

If you ever decide to visit, let me know!

Regards//Keith
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Why won't a V-MR fit on a Vx-MR?
It does not fit correctly, since the dimensions of the poles are different.

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Australia sounds real nice to me too although I can't say I have friends there!

One day I will go there to see for myself!

If you ever decide to visit, let me know!

Regards//Keith

Likewise Keith if ever you're down this way. My mate left in the late 70's to go live and work in New York and I came very close to going myself at the same time. I had a couple of trips when they lived in Mamaronek [hope that's how you spell it] but I've not been since they've been out on Long Island.

Thanks for your help with the V15 carts.

Cheers,

Keith
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