JICO SAS replacement for Shure N97xE needle stylus

SKU: E007498

  • $282.00

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For sale in US, Canada, & Americas
  • • JICO SAS Shure N97xE stylus for M97xE cartridge
  • • Diamond shape closely resembles cutting stylus used in master disc production
  • • 1.25±0.25 g tracking force
  • • Extremely stiff special aluminum alloy tube and boron cantilever
  • • Genuine made in Japan JICO stylus


The JICO SAS replacement for the Shure N97xE needle stylus is used with the Shure M97xE phono cartridge. The stylus elevates the above phono 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 cantilever is made of special aluminum alloy tube and boron for extremely efficient transmission of vibrations. 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).
    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.
  2. Ultra precision thinness and configuration results in supreme sound reproduction.
    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.
  3. Reduced distortion caused by needle abrasion.
    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!
  4. Polished finish that virtually preserves your record's grooves.
    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.
  5. Extreme quality testing with emphasis on performance.
    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
Steven Schauer (Saratoga, US)
The perfect upgrade for your Shure n97xe...in fact, may be the perfect needle ever!

Having purchased a Jico SAS/B N55E for my Sansui table running a Shure M44E, I decided to try one for the m97xe on my Technics 1200 MK2. Equally impressed and super happy with the sound and trackability. Using the brush w/ 0.2-0.25 grams extra VTF to accommodate and for SL-1200 MK2 users looking to do the same, I am using the Technics counterweight attached at the back of the tonearm. Overall a super balanced sound and extremely happy with how the toughest of records (especially inner groove tracks) now track smooth as butter. Highly recommended!


Repeat purchase for me. I bought a Jico SAS/B for a Shure M44E on my Sansui SR-1050E and loved it so much I bought a n97xe SAS/B for my m97xe running on a Technics SL-1200 MK2. For this needle, using the brush (add 0.2-0.25 grams) and using the counterweight on back of tonearm, super balanced sound and compliance. Records and inner grooves that have been hard to track, play like butter with no sibilance or distortion. And LPTunes service and quick shipping is top notch as always!

David Crane (Mercersburg, US)
N97xE jico sas -b

I replace the original stylus on my N97xE with the jico sas. The results were nothing short of amazing! Excellent bass, imaging and sounds stage! This will bring out all the music on your record I would recommend it with new vinyl or anything in excellent condition. If your record is not in excellent shape you’ll hear every bit of dirt and all the scratches. I highly recommend this stylus and LP tunes was great, fast shipping!

Dvp (Anaheim, US)
Big upgrade

The SAS brings the
M97XE up to a leval
Where it easily goes head to head with cartridges
Above its price point
The price of the SAS
Is well worth the cost
The original OEM stylus of the shure rolled off highs
Are clean and clear with out becoming bright or fatiguing,also textures in the music are highly noticeable as well just an all around improvement
To an all round good preformer and taken up to a glorious performer

mark (Moreno Valley, US)
Makes LP's sound great again

I have about 20 different MM cartridges. Each sound different. The Shure 97xE was easy to listen to but lacking in upper frenquencys. This Stylus raised the voltage output level, frequency response and sound quality. No inner grove distortion that I can detect. I'ts mounted to a vintage Technics SL1700. I'm using with the brush down at 1.7 grams.Never thought the 97xE could sound so good.

Matthew Schenck (Cleveland, US)
Simply Amazing

I set my M97xE and had never cared for the sound. Ordered this at suggestion of a overwhelming number of forum members. I took my TT, a fully restored Sony PS-X55, to a local vintage audio tech and he set it all up. The sound? See the title Simply Amazing.

2phat (Santa Cruz, US)
Love the sound

Excellent upgrade to my Shure Cartridge. My system has never sounded better. I notice the improvement in both the high end and the low end. Warm and punchy across the spectrum. Love it!

Michael Ludinsky (Valparaiso, US)
Great upgrade for the sure M97xe

The sas is an aswsome upgrade to the sure cartridge. Normally the 97xe lacks just a little bit of detail in the high end and can get a little sloppy in the low-end. The SAS fixes this completely. Better imaging , as well as nicely detailed highs, and absolutly perfect tracackablity. Very impressed. Fyi yoy have to keep the stylus and records very clean, the tip of this stylus is much more prone to damage and abrasions from dirt and dust in the grooves.


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