The M97xE's exclusive viscous-damped Dynamic Stabilizer maintains a uniform distance between the cartridge and the record under difficult playing conditions, such as those caused by warped records or mismatched tonearm mass. When such stabilization is not required, the stabilizer can be locked into its up position, which can improve sound quality under ideal playing conditions.
Over 10,000 conductive fibers in the stabilizer brush neutralize static charges on the record surface and conduct them to the ground. Additionally, the fibers sweep the record groove clean of dust and dirt in front of the stylus tip. The Stabilizer also absorbs impact to prevent record or stylus damage if the arm is accidentally dropped on a record.
This innovative protection system helps limit stylus damage if the cartridge accidentally slides across a record. This unique feature responds to side thrusts on the the stylus by momentarily forcing the stylus cantilever and tip upward so that the cantilever does not bend sideways.
Note: To prevent "ground loops" and hum, do not make common (ground) connections at these terminals.
Note: Thread screws up from the bottom to provide maximum record clearance.
Cartridge Overhang: If adjustable.
Anti-Skate: If this adjustment is not specified in your turntable instructions, use the same setting as for tracking force.
Tonearm Height: If adjustable.
|Desired Tracking Force||Tonearm Setting|
|Dynamic Stabilizer Down (engaged)||Dynamic Stabilizer Up (stowed)|
|Optimum||1.25 g||1.75 g||1.25 g|
|Maximum||1.5 g||2.0 g||1.5 g|
|Minimum||0.75 g||1.25 g||0.75 g|
For monophonic playback of recordings, the left and right channels should be connected in parallel. This is accomplished most conveniently by setting the function switch on the associated preamplifier to "A + B" or "MONO." If the existing equipment has a single monophonic input, the two channels of the cartridge should be paralleled and connected to this single input.
Use the supplied brush to clean the stylus and dynamic stabilizer. Brush only from back to front, as shown. Do not use liquids on the stabilizer brush. Use alcohol or an alcohol-distilled water solution to clean the stylus. Commercial cleaning solutions may damage the stylus.
1 kHz at 5 cm/s peak recorded velocity
20 to 22,000 Hz
at 1.25 g tracking force
|400 Hz||30 cm/s|
|1 kHz||44 cm/s|
|10 kHz||31 cm/s|
Elliptical, Natural Diamond, Polished, radii = 5 x 18 µm
at 1 kHz
including tone arm and amplifier input capacitance
47 kΩ, 200 to 300picofarads-per-channel
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