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Shure M97xE Audiophile Phono Cartridge

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Item#: M97XE
UPC: 042406060370
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Shure M97xE Audiophile Phono Cartridge

The M97xE is a superb smooth-sounding phonograph cartridge designed to provide long hours of undistorted listening, without fatiguing the ear. Its highly precise tracking ability and flat frequency response are made possible by Shure's unique Type II low-mass thin-wall aluminum alloy stylus cantilever, combined with a precision-crafted, finely polished, elliptical diamond tip.

This cartridge is able to accurately reproduce very difficult musical passages, particularly in the high-frequency range, where audio modulations are the smallest and most concentrated, and stylus tip movement is consequently the most rapid.

M97xE Features:

Dynamic Stabilizer: The Shure exclusive viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer maintains a uniform distance between the cartridge and the record under difficult playing conditions, even those caused by warped records or mismatched tonearm mass. When such stabilization is not required, the stabilizer brush can be locked up into its detent position, which, under ideal playing conditions, can provide even better sound quality.

Side-Guard Stylus Protection System: The innovative protection system helps to limit stylus damage if the cartridge accidentally slides across a record. This unique feature responds to side thrusts on the stylus by momentarily forcing the stylus cantilever and tip upward so that the cantilever does not bend sideways.

Die Cast Aluminum Mounting Block: Ensures secure, vibration-free attachment to the tonearm.

Warranty: Every M97xE ordered from this website comes two-year limited warranty on materials and workmanship.

Shure M97xE Specifications

Replacement Stylus 

Stabilizer Color 

Stereo Output (1 kHz at 5 cm/sec peack recorded velocity) 

Frequency Response 

Trackability at 1.25 g Tracking Force (cm/sec Peak Velocity) 



4.0 mV 

20 to 22,000 Hz 

400 Hz – 30 cm/sec 1 kHz – 44 cm/sec 10 kHz – 31 cm/sec 



Very low mass, heat-treated cantilever Dynamic Stabilizer damper/de-staticizer Sideguard Stylus Protection System 

Stylus Tip 

Polished, natural diamond Elliptical 5 x 18 m (0.0002 x 0.0007 in.) radii 

Cartridge height 

15.6 mm 

Net weight 

6.6 grams 

Channel balance 

Within 2 dB 

Channel Separation 

25 dB at 1 kHz 

Optimum Load 

47 kilohms, 200 - 300 picofarads/channel, including tone arm and amplifier input capacitance 

DC resistance 

1550 ohms 


650 millihenries 


Conforms to European Union directives, eligible to bear CE marking; meets European Union EMC Immunity Requirements: EN 50 082-1, 1992 

The Shure M97xE Box Includes:

(1) Headshell screwdriver
(1) Stylus cleaning brush
(1) Mounting hardware
(1) Stylus guard.