Phonograph cartridge designed to provide long hours of undistorted listening without fatiguing the ear. Features include a dynamic stabilizer damper, die cast aluminum mounting block, and Side Guard stylus protection system.

Main Features

  • Dynamic Stabilizer damper / de-statcizer
  • Die cast aluminum mounting block
  • Side Guard stylus protection system



The M97xE is a superb smooth-sounding phonograph cartridge designed to provide long hours of undistorted listening, without fatiguing the ear. Its highly precise tracking ability and flat frequency response are made possible by Shure's unique Type II low-mass thin-wall aluminum alloy stylus cantilever, combined with a precision-crafted, finely polished, elliptical diamond tip.


Furnished Accessories

Amount Part Title
1 Headshell screwdriver
1 Stylus cleaning brush
1 Mounting hardware
1 Stylus guard

Available Variants


Technical specifications

6 g
Phono height:
Frequency Range:
20 Hz – 22 kHz
Cartridge type:

Further Technical Specifications

Further Specs:
  • Tone Arm Mount:?1/2" Standard mount
  • Cartridge Type:?MM
  • Output Voltage:?4,0 mV
  • Recommended Load:?47 kΩ; 250 pf
  • Tracking Force Range:?0,75 - 1,50 g
  • Tracking Force Optimum:?1,25 g
  • Trackability:?1 kHz: 44 cm/s; 10 kHz: 31 cm/s
  • (Stylus) Cantilever:
    • Shure Type II - Very low mass
    • Heat-treated aluminum alloy / tubular
    • 1.0 mil wall thickness / 20 mil diameter
  • Diamond Stylus Tip:
    • Polished natural gemstone
    • Elliptical?0.2 x 0.7 mil
  • Compliance:?25 μm/mN
  • Frequency Response:?20 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Stereo Channel Balance:?2 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz):?25 dB
  • Net Weight:?6,6 g
  • Height:?16 mm
  • Replacement Needles:
    • N97xE

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