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A replacement stylus featuring a Spherical diamond, designed to be used with an OM Series Cartridge for playback of 78 rpm shellac records, which require a larger stylus profile.
Stylus 78 features a Spherical stylus, a robust and economic solution for playback of 78rpm shellac records.
By adopting a wide range of replacement styli, the OM Series can provide an optimum match for your home system, application and budget.
In the development of OM cartridges, a major objective was to provide the music lover with the opportunity to optimize sound reproduction without having to replace the entire cartridge. Instead of being merely intended for replacement purposes following wear or damage, the OM Series allows you to step up to better sound by simply upgrading the stylus. Depending on your preference, styli for the OM Series are easily interchanged and include: styli 3E, 5E, 10, 20, 30, 40 & 78 and D 25 M.
Frequency range: 20-15.000 Hz
Frequency response: 20-12.000 Hz + 2 / - 3 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force*: 60 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 15 µm/mN
Stylus type: Spherical
Stylus tip radius: 65µm
Equivalent stylus tip mass: 0,5 mg
Tracking force range: 1.75-2.25 g (17.5-22.5 mN)
Tracking force, recommended: 2.0 g (20 mN)
Tracking angle: 20°
Stylus colour: Black
Recommended for following cartridges: all Super OM, OM, OMB, OMP, TM, Concorde STD cartridges for playing 78 r.p.m. records
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Stylus 78 replacement stylus
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Is analogue better?
Vinyl is a cost-effective way to get into proper audio. Some experts argue it it gives a better experience than digital, with a lack of compression and a naturalness that’s hard to replicate.
Digital relies on a computerised interpretation of sound-waves. Turntables and records, however, maintain analogue integrity by translating these sound-waves into physical grooves and vibrations rather than 0s and 1s.
I liken turntables to coffee. They can be terrible or wonderful.
Rightly done, they'll produce a brilliant sound and last you a long time. But the bad ones sound gross and can damage your records.
It's all about materials and construction. A turntable is a mechanical instrument that needs to measure record grooves in a delicate way.
What to *avoid* in a turntable
This product page will run through what makes the Primary E such an ace deck for the money. But what shouldn't be inside a turntable is just as important as what is. Here's a summary of the things to avoid, and we've got more detail here.
Inbuilt speakers. This is baaaaad. They're small and tinny, so you'll be strangling whatever signal does come out of the record. But also the vibrations being inside the chassis create a feedback loop which goes back into your records.
A tonearm that's too short or made out of the wrong materials - this will interfere with the accuracy of what's embedded in the record. Small platters are bad too - they'll eventually warp your records due to the edge overhang.
Stylus and cartridge that put the wrong pressure on your records or are made out of bad materials. These will distort your sound and potentially damage your vinyl.
Cheaper motors that don't spin precisely in time. You'll hear higher or lower pitch in your music.