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Discontinuation of the V15VxMR cartridge and VN5xMR stylus

November 2004 - Shure regretfully announces discontinuation of our V15VxMR phonograph cartridge due to scarcity of exotic materials essential in the manufacturing of the VN5xMR stylus. These materials are increasingly diffic...

Source for V15V MR stylus and V15VxMR stylus

As of January 2011, there is a company in Japan selling a VN5MR replacement stylus (V15V MR) and a VN5xMR replacement stylus (V15VxMR.) NOTE: These replacement styli are not manufactured by Shur...

V15VxMR, M97xE replacement stylus and M92E version for 78rpm records

The M97xE stylus will fit the V15VxMR body, but will NOT fit in the V15VMR body.  Also, see the following link: Stylus Re-tipping The N78S Stylus (for 78 RPM playback) will fit into the M92E Cartridge.  Buy th...

N97xE stylus in a V15 Vx body?

The N97xE will fit into a V15Vx body. Using the N97xE in a V15Vx body will increase the output slightly, but slightly decrease the high end response. This stylus/body hybrid will not equal the specifications of a V15Vx. Howe...

Using the V15VxMR for club / scratching and other DJ use

Absolutely not. The V15xMR stylus berylium shank is far too fragile and will likely fail after only a few backcues or scratches. Stick with the Shure products made for the DJ market.

Can a V15VxMR stylus replace a V15IV-MR stylus?

Unfortunately no. The V15VxMR has a different sized stylus shaft than the V15IV-MR and won't fit in the cartridge.  

V15VxMR Effective Stylus Tip Mass

The discontined V15VxMR had an effective stylus tip mass of 0.17mg (milligram.)

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