Elac D793SH SAS/B ( Super Analogue Stylus ) for Cartridge ( ESG793E )

Elac D793SH SAS/B ( Super Analogue Stylus ) for Cartridge ( ESG793E )

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Elac D793SH SAS/B ( Super Analogue Stylus ) for Cartridge ( ESG793E )
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Elac D-793SH Jico SAS ( Super Analogue Stylus ) Stylus ( ESG-793-E )

Elac DN793SH for EMM-130, EMM-140, EMM-140E, EMM-150, EMM-170, EMM-190, EMM-270, EMM-290, EMM-390 , D-130EA / 22, D-140E / 22, D-150EA / 26, D-170HA / 30, D-190HB / 30, D-270HA / 30, D-290HB / 30, D-390HB / 30, D -791, DN-791, D-792, DN-792, D-792E, DN-792E, D-793, DN-793, DN-793E, D-794E, DN-794E, D-795E, DN-795E D-796H, DN-796H, D-896H, DN-896HSP, ESG-791, ESG-792E, ESG-793E, ESG-794E, ESG-795E, ESG-796E, ESG-796H, 2000-E, EA -22 & PC-9210.


Range  &  Stylus Upgrade Options

Superior..- SAS/B ....( ELAC793SH-SASB  ) 

Ultimate..    SAS/S ....( ELAC793SH-SASS , elac793-sasr )

Japan & Swiss Aftermarket High Quality Replacement Stylus  (Copy / Pattern / Replica   Non  ELAC  )

A Worn stylus can cause Serious ( Irreversible Damage ) to your records, and provide poor sound quality

Replacement Stylus ONLY - Cartridge Shown NOT Supplied  

S.A.S Super Analogue StylusWe have applied pioneering technology to develop a superior record stylus with rich tonality and warmth.
  1. Compatible with wider and deeper grooves (Micro Groove)
    Carefully chosen natural octahedron single-crystals are used for the diamond tip. S.A.S. can also be used on records with 30-280 micron grooves in addition to the conventional 30-80 micron groove.
  2. The secret to accurate regeneration is its thinness and configuration.
    The main attribute of the S.A.S. is not only the consistency found in the few microns of width and height, but the unique finishing touches that preserve its high precision. We have realized a curvature with a smaller radius than was impossible with the Micro Ridge Stylus.
  3. The solution to sound distortion and uneven movement due to stylus wear 
    The stylus’excellent durability eliminates lateral and frontal abrasion. The delicately curved ridge tip never changes form and maintains precise tracking to pick up any signal, no matter how fine. This makes it perfect for high frequencies, which require a highly precise tip-radius for tracking the inner grooves of records, as well as sounds with a wide dynamic range.
  4. Polishing technique does not damage the record
    We practice an advanced polishing technique used by well-known domestic and international cartridge makers. This will preserve the record groove for longer periods.

[The relation between stylus tip shape and contact surface]

The relation between stylus tip shape and contact surface

Record groove contact points of various stylus types during sound reproduction


  1. Japan & Swiss Aftermarket High Quality Replacement Stylus  (Copy / Pattern / Replica   Non Technics  )

    A Worn stylus can cause Serious ( Irreversible Damage ) to your records, and provide poor sound quality

    Replacement Stylus ONLY - Cartridge Shown NOT Supplied  

     We recommend that you purchase at least two replacement styli ( Spare ) especially if you are buying for an older cartridge. Manufacturers have been phasing out many replacement styli for decades  & so the next time you need one a spare for your older cartridge you may not be able to find it. & many 100s of suppliers of Cartridges & Turntables have ceased production or went out business .

    Styli compatibility with music systems or turntables is dependent upon the cartridge being the one originally fitted. If the cartridge on your unit has been changed this stylus may not fit. 


    a. NUDE Diamond.- Best & Most Expensive Option

    The stylus is a whole diamond, specially shaped and glued or fastened to the cantilever.
    b. BONDED / Tipped diamond - Least Expensive option

    . Here, a stylus tip of diamond is mounted on a metal shank.It is usually made of diamond  the hardest material known - to give it maximum durability. However, the fact that it is of diamond is not sufficient in itself, for its construction and shape are also crucial factors in sound quality. Many less inexpensive Hi-Fi cartridges use a so-called “tipped” diamond, where the diamond tip is mounted on a metal shank. However, such a shank may increase the stylus tip mass and thus impair the cartridge’s transient reproduction, in comparison with a cartridge that uses a nude untipped diamond. 

    Stylus Profile

    The SPHERICAL ( Conical ) Stylus
    The spherical shaped stylus is the simplest and cheapest to produce and it is, therefore, the most common. Spherical styli can be recommended in all cases where robustness and economy are taken into consideration in the purchase of a cartridge.

    The ELLPITICAL stylus
    The elliptical shaped stylus bears greater resemblance to the triangular shaped cutting stylus that is used when cutting master records.The elliptical stylus is able to follow the groove oscillations more accurately than the spherical type, and its distortion and phase error will,therefore, be less.& stylus life will be extended compared to a Spherical Stylus 

    Advanced Stylus Profiles


    Hyper-Elliptical is an extreme elliptical tip.which are precision ground and are actually often closer to Contact Line than most ellipticals.  Stylus life will be extended compared to a Elliptical  Stylus

    The SHIBATA  stylus

    Various cartridge manufacturers have been inspired by the Shibata shape and now produce cartridges with stylus shapes that give the same advantages as the Shibata. quadraphonic systems never really caught on with consumers, but they have helped to speed up the development of stylus types that improve playback of stereo records in the form of a more precise treble reproduction, lower distortion, and less record wear.  Stylus life will be extended compared to a Elliptical/HE  Stylus

    The SAS ( Super Analogue Stylus )

    Designed to mimic as close as possible a record cutting head/cutting lathe for highest fidelity & lifespan usually fitted to a precision boron , sapphire , ruby or zirconium ultra light & rigid cantilever

    SAS -Natural single-crystal, nude-mounted octahedral diamond stylus tip , The stylus tip is of optimum height and a uniformly ultra-precision finish. The Super Analogue Stylus has a curvature with a smaller radius that was impossible with the Micro Ridge Stylus. As thin as a razor blade and machined with ultra precision, the stylus tip ensures unsurpassed fidelity. Polished finish that virtually preserves your record's grooves.World-class polishing technique is used on each stylus. This is designed to preserve the details of the record groove structure for a very long time — virtually for the life of the vinyl.

    Other Advanced Profiles & Trademarks include


    Advanced Stylus Profiles as used on Hiend Cartridges offer much improved Sound Quality , Extended Stylus Life , Extended HF Response & Tracking almost exactly duplicates the shape of the cutting stylus used to produce the original master disc from which records are made. This enables it to track portions of the groove other styli simply cannot reach. The result is extremely accurate tracking of high-frequency passages and ruler-flat frequency response within the audible range

    Due to Stylus Shape & Profile advanced stylus make greater contact with the record groove wall for better sound quality 

    Image result for spherical stylus vs elliptical




    The cantilever of a Phono cartridge, like the stylus itself, is an important part of the vibration system and is necessary in order to faithfully transmit the vibrations from the record to the Stylus.

    A variety of materials such as Aluminum,& Expensive cartridges use  Sapphire, Beryllium and Boron are used to make cantilevers of different shapes and dimensions. The lighter and stiffer the material, the better and more accurately the cantilever can transmit vibration.

    In today’s high-end cartridges, precision is also required for the materials, processing, and assembly of magnetic circuit parts as well as the suspension mechanism connected to the cantilever.

    Notes on Mono Records & Cartridges Styli

    Modern Microgroove Records have a V profile Groove & Modern Mono Microgroove Re-issues 

    0.7mil is Suitable for Reissue Monaural LP and a Mono LP of after 1960.
    1.0mil is Suitable for the Monaural LP of a deep groove of the first press of the 1950s.
    However, both styli can trace the monaural LP of all generations without a problem.
    When you listen to the monaural LP of all generations, we recommend 0.7mil.
    When you listen to a monaural LP of the first press of the 1950s mainly, we recommend 1.0mil.

    3.0mil usually ideal for 78rpm mono records

    Why Mono ?
    A mono cartridge is mechanically different from a stereo cartridge.  Simply switching a stereo cartridge to mono does not work perfectly.  Despite what manufactures claim  mono switches invariably add the two channels  by simply shorting the two channels together, even very" expensive units do this.  Hiend units can  sum the two channels with extra electronics to eliminates the vertical response and improve the signal to noise by 3dB.  However even summing does not provide the ultimate, a cartridge designed for mono, with a single coil and no vertical movement reduces surface noise, vertical noise and fits the groove properly. 

    Older Mono records have a U type Groove Mono/78RPM 3.0mil is the accepted norm & Steel Needles for gramophone records

    other types used by collectors are 2.0/2.5/3.0/3.5/4.0/8.0 ( MIL = 1/1000th of a inch )

    2.0MIL -  2.0 X 0.4 mil Elliptical diamond - worn LPs, some transcriptions.
    2.5MIL  - 2.5 X 0.5 mil elliptical diamond - late unworn 78s
    3.0MIL -  3.0 X 0.5 mil elliptical diamond - most 1905 to 1940's, slightly worn 78s & transcriptions, & some Edison discs.
    3.5MIL    3.5 X 0.8 mil elliptical diamond - old or worn 78s, transcriptions. 
    4.0MIL    4.0 X 1.0 mil elliptical diamond - Edison Diamond & very old/worn discs, raw aluminium, RCA home recordings., also Pathé vertical discs
    8.0MIL     8.0 mil conical sapphire - RCA home recordings, and worn Pathé vertical discs.

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