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Shure exits the phono cartridge business

Flint

"Do you know who I am?"
Superstar
#2
I think we've discussed this awhile ago... mostly the surprise they were still making a cartridge.

When I was shopping for a cartridge about a year ago, shure had two models.

I dont know if this is a game changer for the industry, but the company was well known for their cartridges for decades. We still have hundreds of other options available.
 

bmwuk

Well-Known Member
#3
0 impact to my audio listening since I neither have time nor room for vinyl. I'm sure you can get an Esoteric one....for $2,000
 

rammisframmis

Well-Known Member
#4
There are now, and have been for awhile cartridges which are as good or better than what Shure has been making in the last decade or so. Ortofon, Audio-Technica and probably a dozen others. The Ortofons in particular are priced from very inexpensive on up, so Shure leaving the market is not going to have much consequence. I would also bet that the majority of younger vinyl buyers don't even know that there was a company named Shure who made cartridges!
 
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