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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    I notice that the AT95ex and Goldring E3 stylus have exactly the same specification and as the Goldring maybe built by AT they are probably both using the same stylus? They use a super elliptical stylus measuring 0.3 x 0.7 ml.
    Also the new VM95E uses the same stylus but with a much improved body at about half the price of the E3 - has anybody compared them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by willbewill View Post
    Also the new VM95E uses the same stylus but with a much improved body at about half the price of the E3 - has anybody compared them?
    I would like to compare the ATVM95E with the AT95E, they have the same stylus but different output and internals. However the cartridge that has drawn my attention is the ATVM95SH, now that would be interesting!
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    Curiosity got the better of me and as in all things hifi my interest in the AT95e has taken me down yet another rabbit hole. I have found this amusing and enthusiastic review of the AT VM95SH and it makes for interesting reading and contemplation of a cheaper alternative possibly to the mighty 2M Black FGS!

    Take a read.

    https://theaudiofiles.co.uk/vm95-car...-range-review/
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    I have and have had a lot of AT95Es, have rebodied lots and also used the styli in K9s. I bought a VM95ML a while back and it is a definite improvement in detail, tightness and sound stage.
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    The VM95ML looks interesting and a good price for a ML stylus. However I think I would go straight to the SH if I go for a VM95.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Curiosity got the better of me and as in all things hifi my interest in the AT95e has taken me down yet another rabbit hole. I have found this amusing and enthusiastic review of the AT VM95SH and it makes for interesting reading and contemplation of a cheaper alternative possibly to the mighty 2M Black FGS!

    Take a read.

    https://theaudiofiles.co.uk/vm95-car...-range-review/
    Will be very interested in findings seeing as I have lots of 95(xx's) and have messed with bodies/styli to lesser of greater effect.

    Have a real soft spot for nearly all Audio Technica's. Always good sound, always great value. Good luck I'm sure the SH will be a no lose bet!

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    Audio Technica do make excellent cartridges, often forgotten is they make stonkingly good sounding and good value Moving Coil cartridges, the ATF7 I have on my main system turntable, a Rega Planar 3 is a very underrated and rarely considered cartridge that performs and sounds superb.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opti-cal View Post
    Will be very interested in findings seeing as I have lots of 95(xx's) and have messed with bodies/styli to lesser of greater effect.

    Have a real soft spot for nearly all Audio Technica's. Always good sound, always great value. Good luck I'm sure the SH will be a no lose bet!

    Got to love an MC slaying MM!!

    Which 95 combination did you like best?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Which 95 combination did you like best?
    I have a 95ex stylus in a wooden body. The stylus is trimmed (removed plastic part around cantilever) and the shell of the cartridge has been put in a wooden body.

    Some pics here:IMAG1710.jpgIMAG1712.jpgIMAG1713.jpgIMAG1714.jpgIMAG1700.jpg

    Sounds very good to me. Makes the unmodified one (which I also have a spare of) sound a tad veiled and that is no slouch as it is.
    - Linn Sondek LP12 - Ittok III, Denon 304, Mose Power Supply - Ming Da MC 368-B - JJ KT88's, RCA 12au7's - Musical Paradise MP-D1 mkII - WE396a
    - Mark Travis Phono Stage - Gold Lion 12ax7's, Tung-Sol 6X4 - AD Audio SUT - Pioneer N-30K
    - Behringer DEQ 2496 - Quad 63's - REL T3 (sometimes)

    - Audio Technica LP5 - AT440mlb - Musical Paradise MP 303 Class D - Jolida Glass FX III - Raytheon 5755 Yellow Print - Beresford Bushmaster II
    - EAR834p Clone - Ei 12ax7's, Sylvania 12au7 in V3 - Cocktail Audio/Novafidelity X12 - 15" Paper Drivers in Tannoy Cabs (lows) - Custom crossover into Tannoy HPD Monitors (highs) - REL T3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opti-cal View Post
    I have a 95ex stylus in a wooden body. The stylus is trimmed (removed plastic part around cantilever) and the shell of the cartridge has been put in a wooden body.

    Some pics here:IMAG1710.jpgIMAG1712.jpgIMAG1713.jpgIMAG1714.jpgIMAG1700.jpg

    Sounds very good to me. Makes the unmodified one (which I also have a spare of) sound a tad veiled and that is no slouch as it is.
    Looks good. Where did you get the wood body from?
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