Replacement for Pickering D-3000 D3000 stylus
The replacement for the Pickering D-3000 D3000 stylus is used with the Pickering XSV/3000, XSP/3000, XV1800S phono cartridges and other Pickering XSV and XUV phono cartridge models. The stylus features a highly polished Vivid Line diamond bonded to a narrow aluminum alloy cantilever tube for superior tracing of record grooves, excellent rendition of voice and music and harmonically complete sound quality.
The stylus was an exact fit and works flawlessly. Thank you for supporting this technology.
I have used this stylus with an XSV 3000 and an XUV cartridge, and got great results with both. It has less surface noise and better detail than the Pfanstiehl .3x.7 elliptical that is widely available. I also compared it to an Astatic 4500Q Shibata stylus, The overall response was similar, with the Vividline being a bit louder. There may be a difference in the 15k-20k range but my ears aren't good enough to hear it. This is a great sound for orchestral music or anything that benefits from neutral, accurate reproduction. Recommended.
this replica d3000 stylus sounds good to me. lots of people dont like it. i like it. it sounds like a line contact or vivid should. its a lil bit smoother than xv-15 with original d625 stylus but still a full all around sound.. the cantilever is thin(skinny) so that helps it alot. not bad price considering original d3000 prices these days. if u can find one..
After having purchased a Pickering xsv3000 cartridge from The Auction Site, I finally decided to purchase a stylus for it. My musical listening tastes have changed over the years I have now realized. This stylus and cartridge combo presents more of a house party sound ....loud, deep bass, and extreme highs. I now desire a more mellow non fatiguing sound. I want to hear all the details and space and separation on my records. My ears have matured and I want to hear the performance in the sound not just over emphasized bass and treble. I have removed this combo from my turntable. This is not a knock against the stylus more so just an evolution in my expectations of what I expect out of my music presentation.