Hi Lou,

Not sure about the 4-5 grams (which seems like a lot!) but, different 
size styli are very handy for things like avoiding the wear pattern on 
wide groove discs. One does not have as many choices when it comes to 
micro groove discs but different sizes can help there too. Different 
shapes can help as well. It's all about getting the best possible result.



Corey Bailey Audio Engineering

On 11/7/2019 2:31 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
> I’m curious, and probably ignorant, but why would archvists be using narrow spherical sylkii that track at 4 - 5 grams? I would consider these record wreckers! They are for DJs in clubs, not delicate transfer of precious recordings…
> … Unless they are for worn or difficult to track records.
> ???
> <L>
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
>> On Nov 7, 2019, at 12:33 PM, Chris Bishop <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I've ordered Jico replacements for a Shure cartridge and found them to be
>> close in quality. Jico makes Stanton replacements, and LP Tunes carries a
>> large stock of Jico styli.
>> <>
>> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 1:42 PM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>> This is why I bought three of the real ones beore they went out of
>>> production… 6081EEE Glad I did.
>>> <L>