Audio-Technica VM750SH Now Available New With Shibata Stylus CD-4 Capable?

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ghalteman

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I noticed on a routine Crutchfield mailing, that Audio Technica now has several new High End Phono cartridges available. One with a Shibata Stylus, the AUDIO TECHNICA VM750SH for $399 with a high end of 27000 Hz
Audio-Technica VM750SH.

They also list at Crutchfield a higher end AUDIO TECHNICA
Audio-Technica VM760SLC
with a high frequency response to 30,000 Hz and a linear contact stylus. $649.99



Neither sport the high frequency specs. like the Old Audio Technica AT-20SLA / SS which was made for CD-4, but they may work anyway. Anyone with tested results is encouraged to post on this thread. The Shibata Stylus alone is a big find! It looks much like the old At20SLA/SS
 

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vinylguy4

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I have a similar AT150SH and did not get great results with cd-4, sounds great otherwise. I put a AT440ML stylus on the AT150 and got better cd-4 results.
I just think the ML stylus is better than the SH for CD-4. Still got best results with AT-20sla.
My next cartridge will be a VM740ML - There was a site that showed test results above 30k with decent separation.
 

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Would the new shibata stylus for this cart fit an AT 15 or 20 cart body? If it does this could be great news.
 

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No, the new stylus for the VM740ml, VM750sa,etc will not fit the AT15sa or AT20sla.

I did just get a new Audio Technica VM740ML cartridge. Good news is that it works well for CD-4. (y) I did some testing with all my
most difficult CD-4 records and the Microline stylus and cartridge performed as good as my AT440MLa(which is good).
I did put the AT150sa stylus on the new VM740ml and tried a couple CD-4 records and did not do well, same as with the AT150sa.
So, I like the Microline stylus and not the Shibata for CD-4. Possibly the Shibata on the VM750SH is better than the AT150sa but I'm not going to try.
 
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