Replacement for Realistic R16X stylus
The replacement for the Realistic R16X needle stylus is designed for the Shure Realistic RXT5 and RXT6 phono cartridges. The stylus features an integrated stylus guard, a carbon fiber damper brush, and a highly polished special elliptical diamond with a .0003 x .0007 inch scanning radii. It is bonded to a thin-wall Zualum metal alloy cantilever for natural sound quality and excellent tracking and tracing of record grooves, thus resulting in very high accuracy and musicality. The stylus is made in Japan by a world-class manufacturer with a reputation for crafting musically excellent and high-quality replacement styli.
Got an old RXT6 cart on a parts TT with no stylus. Took a $50.00 gamble on the cart still working and ordered this stylus. The bad news is they no longer have this exact version with the brush, and you get an N97E stylus with the guard. The good news is for $50.00, it is a fine stylus. Very musical. Lots of detail. I am pleased with the product and the service. They emailed me to ask if I wanted the stylus without the brush, when most retailers would just mail it out.