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Keep it clean - Reviews Shure M78S

The Shure M78S is a wide groove phono cartridge is designed for use with wide groove 78 RPM records. This is not a cartridge that should be used for a club or battle style. I have only used this cartridge just for general listening on a Shure record player here in my house. But the N78S replacement stylus will work with just about any one of the Shure phono cartridges.
This cartridge comes with mounting hardware and stylus guard. It does come with a manual just in case you need to understand how to install it but that is not that difficult. The price of this cartridge is less than 100 dollars depending on where you get it and if you are playing more 78RPM records I highly recommend this cartridge. It is very easy to remove the stylus from the cartridge but you just have to be careful, even when connecting the wires from the head shell because everything seems very delicate with this cartridge.
I also recommend using the cleaning brush that comes with the M78S to clean the stylus often, and do not use any type of liquid (besides distilled water) to clean the stylus. I have damaged the styles of the M78S by using the wrong substance to clean it with and had to purchase another one. Also do not use this cartridge on a damaged record because it will damage the cartridge/stylus.
This is a very good cartridge depending on the style of vinyl you own or want to listen to. Due to the fact that this cartridge is very delicate I do not recommend it when there are so many other cartridges that are similar and cost a little less with the exact same quality and sound. For those that are considering purchasing this cartridge do some research to see if it is something that you really want to invest in because Shure makes other cartridges that are similar sound and quality wise and they cost the same or even a little less.