Stylus for Signet MR 5.0ml cartridge
The original manufacturer, Audio-Technica, replacement stylus for the Signet Maximum Resolution Series MR 5.0ml cartridge features a highly polished, grain-oriented square shank, nude special elliptical diamond with a .0002 x .0007 inch radii. It is mounted on a tapered aluminum alloy cantilever for natural sound reproduction, long playing life, very high fidelity, dynamics and very high-resolution.
Signet had Five cartridges in this series. The top two were the MR5.0 LC and an MR5.0 ML. This stylus is set like the MR5.0LC (linear contact). The ML(microline) used a beryllium cantilever and a microline tip (do not recall the dimensions but was top of the line). A young person with a good ear may hear the difference when set up correctly, and it would add life to the albums. I have not seen any new stylus that fit these cartridges with the true microline diamond tip. Some state microline but use the linear contact such as this sylus. I have never used this stylus so I cannot actually give a review, just a comment. Hope this helps.
I have a Signet MR cartridge that I love the sound of. However, the old stylus was clearly showing its age. I ordered the 5.0ml stylus replacement (as now made by AT); it was delivered promptly in its sealed original packaging. I was emailed of it's shipping, and was able to track the package along its journey. It has brought the cartridge's sound back to life - I'm very happy!
I made my vinal come alive again. Worth the money
A considerable upgrade . Recommend
I recently purchased a vintage Kenwood KD-500 Turntable that came with a Magnepan Unitrac 1 Carbon Fiber Uni-Pivot Tonearm and a Signet Cartridge with a MR b Stylus I decided to replace the Stylus since I had no idea how old or used the old one was found this here and it sounds Awesome.
Extremely fast shipping, exactly what was shown. Thank you.
I spent more on this than a cartridge that I was looking at that came with a stylus (they all do it seems), but in the end it probably was the right choice as it's made my turntable go from a rather mediocre experience to a very good one. Now I'm much more compelled to put on my records...