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Reptiles00
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JICO - Nippon Precison Jewel Industry Co. Stylus'

Was wondering if anyone here had any experience with this company.
I decided to buy a new stylus for the old Ortofon M20FL Super that I had and after researching prices online I came across this company in Japan. I ordered a new stylus at about 1/2 the price of a NOS on eBay and received the stylus today. It took about 5 days from time I ordered to receive it.

Installed the stylus tonight and am pretty amazed at how nice it sounds on my Marantz.

Since I'm not well educated on the materials and engineering in a stylus or cartridge I figure someone might have something they can share about this company as to the quality of their products. So far I like the one I received, actually impressed with it.

Don
NIPPON PRECISION JEWEL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
http://www.export-japan.com/marketing/stylus/index.php

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Re: JICO - Nippon Precison Jewel Industry Co. Stylus'

Discount replacements have been around for decades. Some are quite good and a subset of the cottage industry that is phono stlyi has been established with the goals of actually improving upon the original. However, in too many cases the assembly of such components can be slipshod and the stylus doesn't come up to O.E.M. standards, in some cases even being fitted to the cantilever at an incorrect angle or bonded when the original had been nude mounted. It's a bit like the body shop using non-O.E.M. parts to repair your car.

I have no experience with the company you mention. Hopefully, they did a superior job at a fractional cost.

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I have no experience with the company you mention. Hopefully, they did a superior job at a fractional cost.

Thanks fr the reply. I am pretty impressed with the quality of the stylus so far. Fit was perfect and I'd have to rate it equal to my Grado Blue but less warmth and good detail with a nice tight bottom end.
Now if I can just find an original Marantz headshell for the 6110 I'd be happy.
Trying to keep this TT more vintage since I have my Pro-ject on my main system.

Don

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