Where music starts.

Since 1995, LP GEAR® has been serving the record-playing community via the Internet. Ever since that time we have been enhancing the musical enjoyment of customers in North America and in many parts of Asia, Australia, and the European Community who otherwise would have been unable to enjoy music through their turntables. After all, how can one play a record via a belt-drive turntable without a working belt. We're being facetious but we do have a point don't we.

LP Gear continues its specialization on turntable belts—a unique service in that we have the most extensive variety of correct belts for turntables in the known planet. Since then, we've expanded our selection of cartridges, styli and needles. Our success in this area has transformed us into one of the planet's leading providers of replacement styli for magnetic cartridges. Consistent with our pursuit of perfect quality and superiority, we have become an OEM of world class cartridges and replacement styli. To serve the audio community even further, we are expanding our music reproduction portfolio to include select brands of audio electronics, tubes and accessories.

We enjoy music and are committed to perfecting your music listening experience. We take every component to its highest level of significance and strive for perfection. Within a music system, each part in the chain plays a role of highest significance.

LP Gear's history is intertwined with the resurgence of vinyl record playing and for this and other compelling reasons, we surmise: This is where music starts.

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LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line upgrade for Shure N97xE stylus

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Where music starts.

Since 1995, LP GEAR® has been serving the record-playing community via the Internet. Ever since that time we have been enhancing the musical enjoyment of customers in North America and in many parts of Asia, Australia, and the European Community who otherwise would have been unable to enjoy music through their turntables. After all, how can one play a record via a belt-drive turntable without a working belt. We're being facetious but we do have a point don't we.

LP Gear continues its specialization on turntable belts—a unique service in that we have the most extensive variety of correct belts for turntables in the known planet. Since then, we've expanded our selection of cartridges, styli and needles. Our success in this area has transformed us into one of the planet's leading providers of replacement styli for magnetic cartridges. Consistent with our pursuit of perfect quality and superiority, we have become an OEM of world class cartridges and replacement styli. To serve the audio community even further, we are expanding our music reproduction portfolio to include select brands of audio electronics, tubes and accessories.

We enjoy music and are committed to perfecting your music listening experience. We take every component to its highest level of significance and strive for perfection. Within a music system, each part in the chain plays a role of highest significance.

LP Gear's history is intertwined with the resurgence of vinyl record playing and for this and other compelling reasons, we surmise: This is where music starts.

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Danny - 2 weeks ago

I bought life for my turntable.

I was shocked to find out the stylus for my cartridge is no longer produced. Fortunately Shure Pointed me in the direction of LP Gear. I was also shocked at the prices. I haven't yet changed the stylus so I can't comment on quality, comparative or otherwise. This was strictly an insurance purchase.

Why LP Gear?

Link from Shure EOL notice

Product Choice

Reviews said it's better than Shure OEM and it was less expensive.

Danny

2 weeks ago - LA

Easy Shopping


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steven - 12/05/2021

Just buy it......

Wow. What a diference a little piece of diamond can make. Thanks!

Why LP Gear?

reviews

Product Choice

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steven

12/05/2021 - CT

banzai


LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line upgrade for Shure N97xE stylus
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Steve - 08/06/2021

GREAT sound and nice upgrade for m97xe

I decided to try one of these on my m97xe which I recently mounted to a Technics 1200 MK2, and I can say WOW! Major improvement in sound with clear trebles and much improved bass response compared to the original stylus. I used to have to turn the bass and treble way up on my amp when playing a record but now the sound is nice and natural and truly balanced. Highly recommended!

Why LP Gear?

Selection of aftermarket Shure needles

Product Choice

Price, specifications and ease of ordering

Steve

08/06/2021 - CA

Overall very smooth and pleasant experience. Website easy to navigate and easy to find the needle I needed. Also very informative product pages for each!


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Paul - 06/02/2021

Glad I took the plunge

This is a great upgrade stylus. I have always loved the sound of this cart, but hated how it picked up every flaw in the record. This stylus drastically reduces the surface noise while delivering amazing clarity and great sound. If you are sitting on the fence about this stylus like I was I can tell you that you will not regret the investment.

Why LP Gear?

They have the selection I am looking for.

Product Choice

I was looking for an improvement over the cartridge and stylus I was using.

Paul

06/02/2021 - OH

Always good products and always quick shipping.


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Patrick - 04/28/2021

Much improved sound over Original stylus.


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