Excerpt: I bought my first Shure cartridge in 1961 to install in a Reckocut belt drive turntable. Unfortunately, the belts dry out over time and are no longer available. So I bought the Audio Technica direct drive table betting that they've solved the rumble and wow problems such tables had early on.
Excerpt: This is a nice light cartridge with a nice rich sound. I used it to replace an old Audio Technica cartridge and stylus on a 40-year-old Dual. The dynamic stabilizer is great for old record players and slightly imperfect old records.
Excerpt: Actually am using the stylus in my 1970's Shure M104e cartridge and it sounds wonderful. Tracking at 1.5 grams. This is the second headshell set-up I use with my Denon D300p turntable and vintage NAD receiver and A70 Boston Acoustics loudspeakers. Recommended.
Excerpt: I purchased this cartridge to replace an old one on a vintage turntable I recently acquired for my daughter who has begun to collect vinyl. The M97xe was easy to install and calibrate, and worked beautifully with the low mass tonearm on the turntable.
Excerpt: Wanted to dig out and play my sizable collection of old vinyl but my 50 year old Garrard SL95 was a basket case. I ordered the Audio-Technica AT-LP120USB Direct Drive Professional DJ Turntable which came with the 95E cartridge and stylus.
Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Professional Features