LP Gear ATN95SA stylus
The LP Gear ATN-95SA ATN95SA needle stylus features an exquisitely polished Shibata diamond bonded to a thin-wall Zualum tubular cantilever for natural sound quality, long playing life and exceptional tracing of record grooves. It offers superbly detailed, full-bodied, and harmoniously complete sound quality. While there are newer designs under different nomenclatures promising better performance, we believe based on our ears and many others we trust, that our Shibata divines music with faithful accuracy and grace. This stylus offers an exquisite listening experience that keeps you wanting to play more LP's and records.
*Disclaimer: (NOT an audiophile). Having said that, this needle is a world apart from the stock 95e I had in my ATLP-120. Now I enjoyed that needle, but think it may have gotten overplayed. I can hear more fidelity, slightly tighter bass, and overall really enjoy the sound. My records sound like the way they did when I bought them, with a touch more detail. All this changing needle/cartridge craziness I read about on forums while shopping around sounds insane to me now. There's a difference and I really like the upgrade, but it's not THAT huge. :)