I acquired a used turntable with a Shure "PRESENCE 8" cartridge installed. Could you please provide me with specifications and needle replacement information for this cartridge? I have a spare M91ED and am wondering if I should use this cartridge instead, if it is better than the PRESENCE 8.
The Presence 8 is a better performer than the M91ED. The Presence 8 uses the N96LT stylus which is an elliptical tip (0.2 x 0.7 mils) and tracks from 1 to 1.5 grams. The N96LT stylus is a discontinued model, however Shure Parts still has a small supply left. In the U.S., call Shure Parts at 847-600-8699 for pricing and availability.