Realistic R47ED-T (Shure M75?) opinions

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  1. 6BQ5

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    I was digging through my old box of trinkets and found a Realistic R47ED-T cartridge with a Shure 5X stylus. This was the cartridge that came with the Pioneer PL 600 I bought about seven years ago. It's been so long that I kind of forgot about it!

    Where does this cartridge rank? I assume it's close to entry level listening. Would this cartridge be worth an upgrade in stylus some day?

    Thanks!

    -=- Boris
     
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  3. malden

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    It's a fine cartridge, but only if fitted with a quality stylus. The nice thing about the M75 series is that there is a wide range of styli available allowing it to be used in just about any tonearm.

    for low mass tonearms:

    N75HE
    N75ED
    N75G

    for medium mass tonearms:

    N75EJ
    N75EC
    N75B
    N75-6

    for high mass tonearms:

    N75C

    for 78 rpm records:

    N75-3
     
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  4. tubewade

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    I cant add anything to what these gentlemen have said, but I will confirm. It's a good cartridge and worth of a good stylus.
     
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    and even though it doesn't look right, the Ne95ED will plug right into it....
     
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    The R47 EDT has been my everyday cart for the past several years. I got it new off eBay in a listing with needles that only called then "electrical parts." It was a subtle revelation when I first used it. All carts are voiced a tad different, and there are several that I keep around (Osawa/Nagaoka, adc, sc35c) because they do 45's or vg level discs different. If I want a nice balance of depth, focus, space and punch along with honest playback I use that. I have the sibling R25 loaded up for 78's. Similar cart but I think aimed at changers so fine as a 78 cart.
     
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    I repotted mine (xt) and put a nuded Jico SAS on it. It became one of my favourite MM carts.:music:
     
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    The M75E-D19 sounds really nice on my Dual 1019. Has a Shure RS E stylus on it!
     
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    does that stylus say RS E, or, RS 6E
     
  10. eb2jim

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    IMG_0738.JPG I use these.
     
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    RS E - It sounds nice too. No IGD. I have been using it on some of the lower condition records and it does well.

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    OK. The RE 6E is the same thing as the n75ED type ll. I can see the size of that cantilever that they are a good bit different. If'n y'all make up your mind about the DB-1B, I'll send the t-ll stylus along also for you to play with.
     
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    Sounds good Marc. Even better if I could run down to radio shack and pick up one for $15.95.
     
  14. marcmorin

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    the RS 6E was a bit more money......;)
     
  15. 6BQ5

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    Wow, too many choices for a Shure M75 cartridge! Heh!

    Jico's website has many conical and elliptical styli, one hyper elliptical stylus, and two SAS stylus. I wish there were just three: good, better, and best.
     
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