I was reading through various threads where M44-7 has been highly recommended by fellow FMs. But this is more of a DJ cartridge. Is it advisable to use for domestic listening? Will one get the ultimate satisfaction?
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greenhorn, what about the M44-G cart? Is it better sound quality than of the 44-7? Is it suitable to average condition records?is it advisable for domestic listening? Absolutely
Will one get the ultimate satisfaction ? Depends on if you are a fan of the "mega bass" button on a stereo!
also referring to the post above by SouravinThank you Reuben. But how about the sound nature between the two M44-7 & M44-G ? If the 44-7 is scarce or in high price, then let's try for M44-G. Is the Jico stylus for the 44-7 more brightness or forwarness than the Original stylus? I think the tracking force is high in JICO. Thank you.
Yes, you have been experiencing very well with 44-7 and you did the very good observation about the nature of that cart. This information will be very helpful to users. Thanks a lot. Regards.Here is were the M44-7 comes to the fore. It is not honest and it is loud, thereby accentuating the content to listenable levels. I haven't used the Jico stylus for this one but with its OEM N44-7 stylus, i can track any record and what I've noted as a merit of this, is that the in-groove distortion tends to be very less even on worn records. I have also heard the M44-G cart with its original N44-G stylus. I thought it sounded identical when compared to the M44-7 but was not as loud. I did notice that it did not track as well as the M44-7 on some older records.
I listen to mainly Hindi oldies but not scratchy vinyls. I am a bit sceptical playing the scratchy ones with a constant fear that it might damage the stylus or the cartridge itself.If you are into bollywood oldies, EP, SP (7inch) and scratchy records will play unparalleled through Shure M 44-7. And for fine records, Shure V 15 type III is the best bet. I am using v15 with JICO styli. Very happy with the output. Today had a session at a friends place, MP 110 and EMT TT. MP 110 is better than Shure M97Xe.
JICO N44-7 styli is more neutral than the OEM Styli.
In a way, yesInteresting to know about V15 Type III. Must b expensive!