JICO neoSAS/R replacement Shure VN5MR (HG) stylus

SKU: A087004

  • $500.00

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For sale in US, Canada, & Americas
  • • JICO neoSAS/R replacement Shure VN5MR (High Grade) stylus
  • • Diamond shape closely resembles cutting stylus used in master disc production
  • • Made in Japan, genuine JICO® stylus with each stylus quality inspected & sound tested
  • • Extremely stiff tapered ruby cantilever
  • • 1.25±0.25 g tracking force


The neoSAS/R replacement for the Shure VN5MR stylus elevates the cartridge to its pinnacle performance and sound quality. The SAS tips are produced using a natural octahedral single-crystal diamond with the most advanced electronic engineering technology. The neoSAS/R replaces the previous SAS boron cantilever with a tapered ruby cantilever. A single strand of ultra-fine piano wire is attached to the cantilever to stabilize the movement of the magnet and reduce distortion from resonance. Rare earth metals with excellent electromagnetic conductivity compose the magnet for the stylus. 

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  1. Compatible with wider and deeper grooves (Micro Groove).
  2. The diamond tip consists of a meticulously selected natural single-crystal octahedron. Precision work on the crystal allows for a wide range of grooves. The Super Analogue Stylus can safely be used on recent records which tend to have deeper grooves and with 30-280 micron grooves opposed to the simple conventional 30-80 micron.
  3. Ultra precision thinness and configuration results in supreme sound reproduction.
  4. The stylus tip is of optimum height and a uniformly ultra-precision finish. The Super Analogue Stylus has a curvature with a smaller radius that was impossible with the Micro Ridge Stylus. As thin as a razor blade and machined with ultra precision, the stylus tip ensures unsurpassed fidelity.
  5. Reduced distortion caused by needle abrasion.
  6. The Super Analogue Stylus tip eliminates lateral and frontal abrasion. Since the curvature radius does not change, the stylus accurately traces without missing any delicate signals. This makes it perfect for reproducing high frequencies and wide dynamic range which require a highly precise radius for tracking the inner record grooves!
  7. Polished finish that virtually preserves your record's grooves.
  8. World-class polishing technique is used on each stylus. This is designed to preserve the details of the record groove structure for a very long time virtually for the life of the vinyl.
  9. Extreme quality testing with emphasis on performance.
  10. Stringent quality inspections and tests using unique and high level technology are performed on all materials and at every level from the manufacture of parts that transmit vibrations to the cartridge (the cantilever, magnet and wire) to the final assembly by skilled artisans.

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 Beware of counterfeits! There is only one Jico distributor in the US, Canada and all of the Americas: LP Tunes. A Jico stylus comes in Jico packaging or with Jico US engraved on the stylus. All others are selling styli of unknown origin and quality. Contact us to verify the authenticity of the claimed Jico stylus before buying.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Ethan Mass (The Bronx, US)
Best replacement for original that I know of

Remarkable. I keep my original MR stylus in the box, and use this exclusively. Very clean, precise highs although I feel it has slightly rolled off bass compared to the sapphire cantilever version. Still breaking it in, so that may change. 100% would buy again.

Myron Miho (Honolulu, US)
Replacement needle

Bought the ruby SAS to replace the one already installed on my Dual 1229 turntable. I’ve been using the SAS line for awhile and I am very pleased with the ruby version for the clarity and detail during all music playback.

Steve Rock
Expensive but worth it !

Incredible sound. Perfect fit for my classical/jazz

Rainer Becker (Mandal, NO)
Erster Eindruck Shure Ultra 500

the treble is very dominant

Eric Kwong (Central, HK)

great Stylus!

Alexandru Minodor (Slatina, RO)
Better sound

Thanks Lptunes, in my opinion this stylus is more musical than the genuine one. More spatially clearer, higher and middle tones richer.

kenneth perry (Newbury Park, US)
very nice replacement stylus

was in record industry for over 30 years. worked at Capitol and A&M records.
never heard my records sound like this. much better tracking like on drum hits
would recommend to anyone with a Shure V15 type 5

Andrei Redl (Timișoara, RO)
Excellent replacement for Shure VN5MR

Thank you for the awesome stylus! My turntable is alive again.


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2403 reviews
This stylus is a perfect fit

The JICO replacement stylus fits fine and sounds nice, as well. I have to imagine it will sound even better after break-in. LP Tunes' excellent service and fast shipping was also very much appreciated.


Prompt delivery to Australia. Easy to fit. Definitely improved my sound.

Haven’t received it

Still waiting for the kneedle haven’t received it . Can you please let me know when it’s coming . Thank you

Solved my Needle woes

I did the local rounds no actual stocks these anymore,after searching online I found LP tunes and I order and my Sony needle came much quicker then I thought it would,since I did not get a tracker..was just loke the orginal and installed in a flash ..now listening to my album collection just like I have over the last 50 yrs...Glad I found a dependable supplier of my stereo products,I look forward to more purchases..

Great Service

Item came kinda slow but otherwise its all good. Price is reasonable

Great selection, fast shipping, quality products.

Recently ordered a Jico neoSAS/S stylus for my Shure V15-III from LP Tunes. Great selection and easy website to navigate.

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Ludwig O'Hallorans (Miami, US)
best upgrade for AT3600L cartidge

Upgraded from the original to this and the sound is incredible even in the Retrolife turntable I got it for.
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