[78-L] Shure M44G vs M44-7

Mark Bardenwerper citrogsa at charter.net.invalid
Sun Apr 9 16:11:02 PDT 2017

On 4/9/2017 5:28 PM, Tim Huskisson wrote:
> There have been many conversations about 78rpm playback equipment here, and
> the preferred choice of cartridge among 78rom record collectors has (from
> memory of previous threads) been  either the SHURE M44 or the STANTON 500.
> I've ruled out the STANTON 500 due to its known problems with warped
> records. So, the M44 would appear to be my preferred choice, but I suspect
> modern day M44's are not the same as those produced decades ago and beloved
> by 78rpm collectors.
> SHURE are offering a model M44-7 and a model M44G. Both appear to be aimed
> at the DJ'ing market. The M44-7 is said in at least one review to have
> 'enhanced bass'. It's hard enough getting the correct EQ playback for
> pre-RIAA 78rpm records without having to also deal with a cartridge that
> doesn't produce a flat response. So, I'm sceptical of the M44-7 - but SHOULD
> I BE? Or would the M44G be a better choice?
> There is also a SHURE model SC35C which is supposed to be a copy of the
> original SC35 that was once the preferred choice of the BBC.  But again, I
> suspect the current SC35C model is a far cry from what the BBC were using
> back in the 1970's.
> SHURE also offer a dedicated 78rpm cartridge M78S which appears to be a MONO
> version of the SC35C. I don't want MONO forced on me, because any audio
> restoration I choose to do is helped by the ability to work separately on L
> & R channels. But since the (dedicated 78rpm cartridge) M78S is a mono
> version of the SC35C, perhaps the SC35C would be a better choice than either
> of the M44 models.
> They are all listed here: http://www.shure.com/americas/products/phono
> Can any list members offer their opinions of these current SHURE models?
> That is the M44-7, M44G, and the SC35C.
This is the first time I heard of Stanton 500 warped record indictment.

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