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Old 03-03-2008, 12:27 PM
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Realistic RXT-4 cartridge same as Shure M97 or V15 type IV?

I picked up an old TT the other day simply for the cartridge. It is a Realistic RXT-4 made by Shure. I was curious if anybody out there in AK land could tell me what Shure cartridge this correlates to. The cartridge sounds pretty darn nice! It's quite warm and full that's not at all harsh or fatiguing on the ear.
Also, does anyone know how much I need to compensate in weight for the brush? I know that it's one gram with my Stantons; is it the same with this--maybe a bit more or less? Any info would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks. Pilot
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:18 PM
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It's a clone of the original M97. And yes, it's a very nice sounding cartridge. The tracking force is 1.25g. Add .5g with the brush down.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:39 PM
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Here's a good thread about the Realistic/Shure models.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:53 PM
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Thank you SO much , Kevin & Howard!!
The stylus on this one looks pretty darn good, but thanks to your showing me some other options, I might just pick up a new one and keep this one for a spare.
You guys rock!! Thanks again!! Chris
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:18 PM
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Realistic RXT-4 works on my Pioneer PL-50

I have this cart on my just recently repaired Pioneer PL-50 TT. I just can't get the auto return to work correctly when the album is through playing. Anyway, this table with cart sounds fantastic! I am open for suggestions for experimenting with other cartridges though. I tried the Denon DL-110 on this table and actually prefer the Shure. The shure has a little more punch! Anyway, my 2 cents worth!
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