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    Default Stylus for Shure M7D cartridge

    I have just joined the club and bought a Shure M7D cartridge on flea bay from the other side of the pond, but the wait is tantalizing. As far as I know that the M7D is identical to the M3D electrically and mechanically, and it means that a N21D stylus which, Macro strongly recommended, would be a must. Is there another good alternative besides the N21D?
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    HI Dave,

    Will it be even better if I get it retipped by Expert Stylus Company or Soundsmith?
    King

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    Hi King,

    Congrats on your new purchase - nice one

    You need an N21D; don't waste time pissing around with anything else.

    Try here:

    http://www.lpgear.com/Merchant2/merc...t_Code=SHN021D

    or here:

    http://www.lptunes.com/Shure-N21D-N-...-p/shn021d.htm

    Keep us posted on how you get on!

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