I have a Shure M55E cartridge and would like a stylus that will play my old 78 records. I note that the N78S will fit all current Shure cartridges - will it fit my old M55E? If not, what other solutions are there?
The N78S will not fit the M55E body. This is for certain as I tried it.
1. Try your existing M55E as is. Set the tracking weight to 2 grams which is the maximum for the stylus. The tip will ride lower in the groove than a typical 78 stylus. If you are pleased with the sound, mission accomplished.
2. Purchase the M78S cartridge. Or purchase the M70BX cartridge and the N78S stylus.