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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Sean - 04/12/2018

Sounds great!


LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line upgrade for Shure N97xE stylus
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Chris - 03/13/2018

Beats the 2m Red all day long....

Amazing quality audio coming from this guy. I replaced the stock Shure M97xE stylus after an accident that left it damaged. I was using my Ortifon 2m Red in the meantime while I waited for this stylus to arrive. Immediately upon putting it on my Shure cartridge, the sound stage opened up more than the 2m Red, the bass is tighter, the highs are clean and crisp without causing any fatigue all without sibilance too. Killer stylus that really showcases how good this cart is. Can't recommend enough.

Why LP Gear?

M97xE upgraded stylus that isn't a JICO stylus for a fraction of the price sounds like a killer option. Plus you have a great site with a huge selection!

Product Choice

Sadly, I damaged my stylus tonight and needed a replacement. When searching for upgrades for my family room LP60 I stumbled across your site because of your belt and stylus upgrade kit for that turntable. Bookmarked way back when and saw that you also carry a ton of other products that suit my needs for my "listening room" setup I knew I had to get my upgrades from your company.

Chris

03/13/2018 - CA

First time purchaser from your store, smooth experience with a snappy site host. Everything was in stock and site looks to be well maintained too so that's a plus!


LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line upgrade for Shure N97xE stylus
LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line upgrade for Shure N97xE stylus
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Kent - 01/28/2018

Great stylus for the M97xe

This stylus really brought out the best of what the M97 has to offer; an overall balance that is similar to my CD player tonal balance, without sibilance or brightness, but more clarity than the stock stylus. I use a Denon DP300F, SET tube amp and Markaudio speakers. I am very pleased with the natural sound of this cartridge and stylus combination, why spend more?


LP Gear N97xVL ViVid Line upgrade for Shure N97xE stylus
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BenSanz - 09/27/2016

Upgraded LP stylus for Shure M97xE Cartridge

I bought this a while back but waited for the Shure original needle to wear out before installing as a long term replacement...This is a good replacement upgrade for your Shure M97xe. The Shure cartridge is already a good cartridge and can also be modified to sound better by manipulating the picofarads resistance of the feed...What makes this stylus nice is that you can get many of the benefits you get trying to manipulate the picofarads by simply replacing the needle...The changes are not dramatic but subtle. A lot of the benefit is going to depend a lot on the quality of your other equipment Your phono pre amp your speakers and your record player...The greater the quality of equipment you have the more noticeable and beneficial the change will be....For low to moderate equipment you may be better off just sticking with the original stylus,,,,What I have noticed with my equipment which is of moderate mid level higher quality( ie NAD amplifier with phono input; older Energy Speakers; highly modified Dual turntable etc) Is that the treble is slightly more detailed and pronounced...The bass is also a little better controlled and not as boomy but these changes are subtle, they are also more noticeable on new records than on older records that have been played a lot....So if you like subtle changes this is a good inexpensive way to upgrade your stylus and sound quality to a slightly higher level...

BenSanz

09/27/2016

I bought a Ortofon Red ; this needle and also a replacement needle for an Ortofon Omega a while back from you guys but just recently noticed that there was no review for the LP stylus... I was extremely happy with all my purchases as I thought they were all worth while and of good value...I am actually having a hard time deciding which I like better the Ortofon Red or the Shure m97xe with this stylus...I like the Ortho Red slightly more but this LP/Shure comb is actually a better value sooo I tend to use it more as I am not as concerned with replacing the stylus once it wears out and also I just like the sound...


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