Replacement for ADC RSZ stylus
The replacement for the ADC RSZ stylus is used with the ADC ZLM phono cartridge. It is also used to upgrade the sound quality and performance of other ADC cartridges within the same series. The stylus features a highly polished Shibata diamond bonded to a thin-wall Zualum tube cantilever for natural sound quality and superior tracing of record grooves. It results in superb accuracy, faithful reproduction of recorded voice, music, superior musicality and harmonically celestial detail. The stylus is made in Japan.
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I had the opportunity to compare this Shibata replacement stylus back to back with a lightly used OEM XLM mkiii elliptical stylus.
TT used - Micro Seiki BL-51
Tonearm - Grace G-707 Mikita
Cartridge - ADC XLM MKIII
VTF - 1gm
Very happy with this replacement stylus. At first, I could not separate the performance of each stylus. Both are very detailed and musical. Easy listening for a wide range of music. The replacement stylus was a touch less tight with bass but this would probably improve with more use I would suggest.
Tracking seemed perfect with no setting changes required between OEM to RSZ swaps.
I think LP TUNES have sourced a very capable replacement stylus for a legendary MM cartridge. Well worth the cost👍