JICO neoSAS/R replacement Shure VN5MR (HG) stylus

SKU: A087004

  • $268.00

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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 9 reviews
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.

Ethan Mass (New York, US)
Excellent replacement.

Recently installed this stylus in a recently-acquired Shure V15 type V-MR. Original stylus was well-cared for, but after nearly 40 years, simply couldn’t keep up, and interestingly, needed frequent cleaning. I was wary of getting this, due to my budget. I couldn’t be happier that I did. My records sound the best they ever have, and I think this stylus is actually safer for them, considering how infrequently it needs to be cleaned compared to the original. Highly recommended.

Victor (Chatsworth, US)
Jico SAS R VNVMR stylus

I ordered my Jico SAS R stylus and received it within three days.......great service! I love the way it sounds on my vintage Denon DP 59L turntable with a Shure V-15 Type V MR cartridge.

Charles Baker (Adamstown, US)
So far I don't think it's ready to rate

I would say it is okay but at this point I would say it is a bit bright.. so until I use it for awhile I can't rate it higher. I am using it on a Rega 700 tonearm.


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