VN-35E SAS/B e007444
Manufacturer : SHURE
Super Analog Stylus (SAS) Profile Tip
The tip of the is carefully chosen from single-crystal natural diamonds. The laser-cut diamond closely resembles that of the cutting stylus used on a cutting lathe to produce the acetate master disks used in vinyl production. This allows the SAS tip to reach into the deepest recesses of the record groove in order to retrieve details which were previously inaccessible to other stylus profiles. Due to its wide contact area with the groove wall, the SAS can reproduce a more expansive bandwidth of information with higher fidelity.
is one of the most suitable materials for cantilevers. its density is low, Young’s modulus is large, and the speed of sound propagation is approximately 2.6 times faster than that of aluminum. Due to the characteristics above, boron cantilever can more precisely trace the information contained in the record grooves than aluminum cantilever.
There is no difference at all between the VN35 SAS [e007444] and the VN35HE SAS [e007446] versions. Technically speaking, they are identical.We just use the naming conventions of the originals to make them easier for customers to find.
I damaged my original V15 III stylus while dusting. Instead of getting a cheap replacement, I had a little extra money so I decided to splurge on the SAS. The sound was SO improved it prompted me to re-cap my 1970’s Pioneer receiver, then the crossovers in my Klipsch speakers. It was so good, I built a tube phono preamp from a kit. It sounds AMAZING, but no I have no more “extra” cash (and my wife is angry that I’m spending more time in my basement listening room than with her.) And it’s all because of this terrific little stylus.