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Old 21st July 2010, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default v15 TYPE IV or N97XE

I have V15 type IV Cartridge purchased some 25 years back. Not used for more than 20 years now.
Now i am in USA. Hence thought of 2 things.
1) To buy generic stylus for V15 type IV ( copy cartridge)
or
2) Buy new N97XE Cartridge with new spare original needles.

I hv some 500 LP's & 300 EP's with me in total. Mostly in brand new condition. wish to convert them.

I need advice/guidance in the matter.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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1) it really depends where you think to buy , so

maybe is

2) wiser choice

besides - why converting ?
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Old 22nd July 2010, 05:40 AM   #3
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why converting ?
I prefer analogue sound to cd's.

i hv compared the cd converted by record company to cd made by me by converting.
i found my recording better sweet sounding to me.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 03:09 PM   #4
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N97XE is not really that good. Design wise and quality wise. AT440MLa sounds way better once it is broken in.

Getting aftermarket for V15 - the only decent option here would be stylus from JICO. But even here I think JICO products are overrated too. They don't even have technical specs for the products they sell.
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Old 24th July 2010, 02:33 PM   #5
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Buy a Jico SAS stylus for the type IV
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Old 27th July 2010, 06:20 AM   #6
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Thanks jason 12 & Panicos K for nice suggestion.
Now left with two options :
Either buy Jico SAS stylus for the type IV or Buy AT440MLa
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