Replacement for Aiwa AN-11E AN11E needle stylus
The replacement for the Aiwa AN-11E AN11E needle stylus features a highly polished special elliptical diamond designed for superior tracing of record grooves. It results in very high musical accuracy, better tonal balance and harmonically opulent sound quality.
I have an Aiwa PX-E55 turntable, which I received, along with the rest of the stereo system components, as a present way back in 1989 or so. It has held up well over the years, and still gets used by me today. I know it's considered "entry level" but it's always worked well and sounded decent.
Had the thought recently that it might be a good idea to replace the needle, because as far as I can remember, the turntable is still running the original needle. Was very surprised to not only come across this site and discover I could get a replacement needle, but to also discover I had three choices: "replacement," "better replacement," and this one, "best replacement." Decided to go with this one, and it sounds great. I'm no audiophile, just an enthusiastic hobbyist, but this needle has really improved the sound quality, it's a lot clearer and fuller. Now, I can't compare it to a brand new "replacement" quality needle, but I have no regrets about upgrading to this one.
It was very easy to replace, just pop off the old needle, and pop on this one. I highly recommend! At this very moment, I have the Dave Matthews Band's "Crash" 20th Anniversary Edition playing, and it sounds fantastic.