Replacement for ADC RZL stylus
The replacement for the ADC RZL needle stylus is used with the ADC Super XLM and Super XLM MKII cartridges. It is also used to upgrade the performance of other ADC models of similar profile. The stylus features a Vivid Line Contact diamond with r/R radii of 6/75 m, bonded to a thin-wall Zualum cantilever. It offers superior tracing of record grooves and results in excellent and accurate rendition of voice and music. The stylus is made in Japan.
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Good needle. But Jico's same needle is better.
Have 2 vintage ADC mark 2's that needed a stylus, the rzl replacement made me go "oh yeah that the ticket" back in use and sounding better than ever. The RZL was a good choice and arrived fast. Gotta go flip a record, LP tune a great solution
This stylus brought my ADC XLm II to full life. It always sounded great, but this gave it noticeably more detail and better bottom end vs the fine sounding ADC214I I have been using. Highly recommended. Great match with my ADC 1700 turntable.
Runs with an NOS ADC Qlm 30 Mk 3 cartridge with an Rega Arm RB 300 on a Rega Planar 3 deck. Not as dynamic as Qlm 30 original needle, but much more resolution (Opera texts in Italian understandable), more highs ( these never going sharp), controlled bass, 3d like spacious room, very low surface noise from the records, no IGDs. This combination is a very fine audiophile alternative to high priced cartridges.
Good, but could be better. Cantilever on an angle out of the box. Straightens out some once mounted. Make sure to align the cantilever not the grip with your protractor. Why not have a nude diamond instead of bonded. Doesn't have the refined fit or appearance of an original xlm stylus. Make them the same in every way as an original, then it's 5 stars. At least makes these adc xlm cartridges useable again. The sound is very good, highly detailed, a bit lacking in base. I would recommend and buy again. Received a week ago, not 28 days ago as they said in their email.