N44G stylus on an M44-7 cartridge the same as M44G?

FAQ #2364 Updated February 22, 2018


I've got a couple of M44-7's that need new styli (a friend of a DJ is not necessarily a DJ himself). I've seen some entries regarding the use of N44G stylus in an M44-7 cartridge (seems OK). The answers seem to be, "Yes, it fits," but does that mean "Yes it's the same." I like the benefits of the M44G, so I'm wondering if it would be best to get all new cartridges, or if replacing the styli would do the trick?


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The N44-7 stylus tracks at 1.5 to 3 grams. The N44G stylus tracks at 0.75 to 1.5 grams.

The cartridge body of the M44-7 and the M44G are basically the same. Change the stylus model and you change the cartridge model. So just change the stylus.

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