PublishedTue, 1 May 2018, 16:14
- They'll stop manufacturing models such as the M44-7 and the Whitelabel this summer.
Shure will stop making DJ cartridges.
"In recent years, the ability to maintain our exacting standards in the Phonograph Cartridge product category has been challenged," the company said in a statement today, "resulting in cost and delivery impacts that are inconsistent with the Shure brand promise." Because of this, they will discontinue all of their DJ cartridges, including the M44-7 and Whitelabel (pictured) models, which are among the industry's most popular. This will take effect as of this summer.
Read our 2014 feature about the Shure M44-7 DJ cartridge, part of our Industry Standard series about iconic pieces of gear.
You can also read our troubleshooting guide to turntables, from last year.