JICO Super Analogue Stylus replacement for Shure V15 Type IV cartridges
SAS with boron cantilever, microridge diamond
JICO Super Analogue Stylus replacement for the Shure VN45HE stylus for use with the Shure V15 Type IV phono cartridges.
Precision-made Premium Quality Super Analog Stylus
Utilizing stylus tip, cantilever, and magnet which are dedicated to the faithful reproduction of analog sound. Available in Boron (SAS), neoSAS/S (sapphire) and neoSAS/R (ruby) cantilever configurations.
1. S.A.S. Profile Tip
The tip of the Super Analog Stylus is carefully chosen from single-crystal natural diamonds. The laser-cut diamond closely resembles that of the cutting stylus used on a cutting lathe to produce the acetate master disks used in vinyl production. This allows the S.A.S. tip to reach into the deepest recesses of the record groove in order to retrieve details which were previously inaccessible to other stylus profiles. Due to its wide contact area with the groove wall, the S.A.S can reproduce a more expansive bandwidth of information with higher fidelity.
Featuring a line contact profile in the shape of a narrow ridge only a few microns in width, the S.A.S. tip achieves a curvature of radius not previously available in similarly shaped styli. The curvature of this profile is optimized to distribute effective mass, thereby eliminating excess pressure on the record groove wall and reducing distortion introduced by uneven wear. Additionally, the tip is polished to the highest standard to preserve the record and extend the use of the stylus.
2. Sapphire/Ruby Cantilever Construction
The neoSAS/S replaces the boron of the previous generation with crystalline sapphire cantilever. Having a hardness only one degree from that of diamond, the extreme stiffness of sapphire allows the cantilever to transmit vibrations from the record groove without damping the signal. In other words, the cantilever betrays virtually no emphasis, influence, or “coloration” on the original sound source.
3. Single Point Tension Wire Suspension
In order to transmit vibrations from the stylus tip to the transducer magnet faithfully, the cantilever is supported by a specially constructed suspension. A single strand of ultra-fine piano wire is attached to the cantilever which then passes through the magnet before being secured internally to the housing. This helps to stabilize the movement of the magnet and reduce distortion from resonance that builds up as oscillations are transmitted through the cantilever, thus preserving the original signal down to the smallest detail.
4. Specially Formed Rare Earth Magnet
To extract the maximum performance from the single point tension wire a specially shaped magnet is mounted coaxially to the cantilever. The magnet is composed of rare earth elements, the magnetic strength and reduced weight of which give it exceptional properties for use in this application.
1 Year Warranty
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