Shure to discontinue record cartridges and needles

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    Tue, 1 May 2018, 16:14
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  • They'll stop manufacturing models such as the M44-7 and the Whitelabel this summer.
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  • 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.