78 RPM stylus for M95ED cartridge?

FAQ #2371 Updated October 21, 2008

Question:

I have an old OLD heathkit turntable with a now-discontinued M95ED cartridge. The direct replacement is an N95ED, but I have some questions:

1- Will the N95ED accommodate a wide stylus for 78 rpm records?
2- If so, what is the cost of such a stylus?
3- If not, is there a crossover cartridge that will fit in place of the discontinued M95ED that WILL accomodate a wide stylus, and
4- If there is such a crossover cartridge, what is its designation and the designation of the wide stylus?

Answer:

1- Will the N95ED accommodate a wide stylus for 78 rpm records?
* The N78S stylus for 78RPM records will fit IF you own a file or Dremel drill. The plastic grip on the stylus needs to be shaved down by less than one millimeter to make it fit the M95 body.

2- If so, what is the cost of such a stylus?
* The U.S. retail is $40.00 (October 2008) 

3- If not, is there a crossover cartridge that will fit in place of the discontinued M95ED that WILL accommodate a wide stylus?
* We would suggest the M97xE as a replacement for the M95ED.

4- If there is such a crossover cartridge, what is its designation and the designation of the wide stylus?
* The N78S fits the M97xE body.

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