LP Gear Cerapreme 78 stylus
The LP GEAR Cerapreme 78 stylus features a precision 3.0 mil highly polished diamond designed specifically for the correct tracing of 78 RPM records. Uplifted by a thin wall aluminum alloy cantilever, the Cerapreme 78 stylus summons the notes from the contour of 78 RPM grooves with exquisite musical expressiveness.
A very common misconception is that you can use a LP stylus for playing 78 RPM records. This is one quick and sure way to damage the 78 RPM record grooves. To maintain the playback fidelity of your 78 record, you really need to use a stylus designed for 78 RPM records, otherwise with just a single playing, you could ruin the fidelity of the record grooves. Moreover, the LP stylus is much narrower than the 78 RPM record groove hence the tip will slide to the bottom of the groove where debris has collected for many decades. This results in extraordinarily high-surface noise.
For the best 33.3/45 RPM stylus refer to the Cerapreme Blue stylus within Related Products.
The LP Gear Cerapreme 78 stylus brings the most out of the CEC/Chuo Denshi type ceramic cartridge for 78 RPM reproduction. If you put this stylus into a real Japanese CEC cartridge in a serious turntable, you end up with a very nice 78 reproducer. If you put it in a little Numark PT01, it makes for a very nice portable player for 78s. At its current price, this stylus is hard to beat.