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Shure M447 Competition DJ Turntable Cartridge

B&H # SHM447 Mfr # M44-7
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The Shure M447 cartridge is designed to withstand the rigorous punishment of turntablists and competition DJ battles. The durable M447 features a high track force and polished natural gem stone stylus, designed for preserving vinyl during intense scratching, spin-back and back-cuing.

High output voltage and tracking force designed for optimum results in nightclubs
Polished gemstone stylus designed for preserving hard to replace vinyl records
Stereo channel balanced within 2dB for high accuracy
Compatible with the Shure N44-7, N44-7Q and N44-7Z replacement needles
Tone Arm Standard 1/2"
Type Moving Magnet Cartridge
Output Voltage Typical at 1kHz
9.5 mV RMS at 5cm/sec peak velocity
Recommended Load 47 kΩ in parallel with 250pf
Tracking Force Effective at stylus tip
Range: 1.5 to 3g
Stylus Cantilever Shure Type S: Low Mass
Heat-treated aluminum alloy / tubular
1.6 mil wall thickness / 34.5 mil diameter
Frequency Response Essentially flat from 20 to 17,000Hz
Stereo Channel Separation Balance: Within 2dB
Separation: Typical at 1kHz: 20 dB
Weight 6.7g
Dimensions 0.63" (15.9mm) (Height)
Shure M447 Competition DJ Turntable Cartridge
  • Attached Flip-Down Stylus Guard
  • Headshell Screwdriver (Phillips)
  • 4 x Extra Headshell Wires (4-99)
  • Stylus Cleaning Brush
  • Headshell Weight (3g)
  • Stylus Guard
  • User Guide
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    ShureM447 Competition Turntable Cartridge
     
    4.8

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound (18)
    • Consistent (14)
    • Easy to use (14)
    • Versatile (12)
    • Professional features (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (14)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (13)
      • Performances (11)
      • Outdoor events / games (10)
      • Professional recording (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5), Novice (4)

      Reviewed by 19 customers

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      4.0

      Sweet sound

      By Zack

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Excellent Sound
      • Professional Features
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Hard To Use

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

      This thing delivers great sound. There are plenty of more expensive cartridges on the market, but I think this one does the trick as well as anything.

      Taken down to 4 stars because it was tough for me to set up (small parts!)

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      5.0

      Un beatable Quality vs Price

      By Sidney Frost

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Fits On Almost Any Headsh
      • Hightly Skip Resistant
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

        best needles I ever used.

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        5.0

        Industry standard / State of the art

        By sosomusic

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Professional Features
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording
        • Scratching

        Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

        Bought after reading a fantastic discussion about needles on Resident Advisor. Trust me when I say it's the best buy if you're a deejay........

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        5.0

        Excellent Cartridges

        By DJ Midget Militia

        from Compton, Ca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Professional Features
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

          Shure M447 Cartridges handle heavy scratching without premature wear to stylus or vinyl, and as always B&H had the best price, and service. Recommend these Shure cartridges, and B&H as always.

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          5.0

          Best DJ Needle/Cartridge Ever

          By DJ FUMO

          from Tallahassee, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Professional Features
          • Skip Proof
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Beat juggling
            • Club DJing
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Scratching

            Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

            I have used the Shure M447 Needle and Cartridge extensively over a 7 year period, and they have never disappointed.

            Great for Hip Hop, Bass music, and ultimately - scratching! Great skip protection and low end from these needes. I'll never switch to another pair.

            With hardcore scratching, the needles last me around 6 months. One cartridge stopped working with Serato after 6 years of use (still works on vinyl).

            I highly recommend this to all other DJs.

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            4.0

            Nice Cartridge / styles

            By Alex

            from Spokane, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

              It sounds great!

              you can set it up from 1.5grams to 3.0 grams and you'll get great sound. It comes with a black plate if you want to add 2.5 extra grams of weight (which I do no recommend).

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              5.0

              one of the best I've ever used Cartridge

              By djalandef

              from Brasilia, Brazil

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Professional Features
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                Use for DJing at parties and practice for championships.

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                5.0

                The Vinyls are back

                By Chris the Biker

                from Long Island, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                  When I came to America in 1987, it was already to late to fulfill my dream of having all The Beatles vinyl LP's. Now they are back and I've got them. I needed a professional quality (direct drive, manually operated) turntable, but I did not fill like spending a fortune. I bought AT-LP1240 turntable with Shure M447 Competition Cartridge. it gives me gives me a full control over the needle pressure and direct drive RPM control. I am enjoying my music and haven't found anything bad about the cartridge.

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                  5.0

                  i will buy this product again!!!!!!

                  By brother bill

                  from nj

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Professional Features
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                    i purchased the shure m447 cartridge on the recommendation of the salesman. this is after i switch from a turntable that came with a cartridge to a second turntable that did not come with a cartridge. i am extremely happy with this cartridge. it plays my records well. it tracks well. i am recording my records into a computer. needless to say with the salesman's help i have made a perfect choice. i would recommend this cartridge to anyone. thanks

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                    5.0

                    Great Cartridge

                    By Old Guy with Vinyl

                    from Torrance, CA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ

                      Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                      Shure makes great cartridges and M447 is one of them. While I'm not a real picky audiophile, this cartridge sounds great. I bought this for a teenager who was getting into "vintage" vinyl. We had bought an old turntable and he was complaining that it just didn't sound good, certain sounds were muffled. After he had tinkered with it and replace the stylus on the original cartridge, we bought him a new M447 cartridge. He was finally happy with the sound of the old turntable.

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                      5.0

                      M447 : Best cartidge ever

                      By gihsergio

                      from DC

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Acurate
                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Professional Features
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • nothing

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ

                      Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                      I've been hesitating for longtime to get one (ortofon)but this M447 shure just blowed me away. I highly recommend this for heavy scratch dj like me. Make sure u clean it, install it properly u will enjoy it. Never skip.

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                      5.0

                      Love this Cartridge!

                      By Tagless J

                      from Texas

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Professional Features

                      Cons

                      • Easy To Lose Washers

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                      Bought 2 for pair of Audio Technica tables. Looks fuddy-duddy to some of the other cartridges, but for a limited budget this cart. is awesome! Well made, good sound quality, and durable. Only recommendation may be to purchase the Shure mounting accessory kit, for an extra set of screws and washers. Other than that, this products does what it says from the start!

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                      5.0

                      Works great for DJing

                      By Steve

                      from Tucson, AZ

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                        Does exactly what the description says

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                        4.0

                        Best Bang for the Buck

                        By DJ Mad Mike

                        from Kansas City, USA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Minimal Wear
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                          Can't be beat for the price! Not the most hi-fi cart, but tracks excellent and is perfect for timecode vinyl. I also use it to rip vinyl with my TTXUSB with excellent results.

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                          4.0

                          i love this product

                          By maddflava

                          from ga

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Excellent Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Mobile DJ

                            Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                            use this product for night club its great

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                            5.0

                            For So Long

                            By Dj Big SLAM

                            from Fort Washington, MD

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Excellent Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Mobile DJ
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                              I've been holding off from getting these for so long. These Things are a BEAST!!!!

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                              5.0

                              The only needles I'll ever use.

                              By DJ Darling

                              from Milwaukee, WI

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound
                              • Professional Features
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Mobile DJ
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                                I know the price seems like a bit of a pocket drain, but honestly these needles are the best. Shure created these needles with the intention to allow a DJ to scratch and play records over and over again with very little wear on the vinyl. The needles are heavy duty and are able to take a bit of a beating, especially with the nifty, clear, plastic needle guard you can drop down when not in use. I have had people bump into the turntables during a show, skipping the tonearm across several songs, without more than a hairline marking on the record. I thought for sure some of my vinyl was ruined, but the needle left almost no damage to the sound quality of the skipped song. On top of it's ability to stand up to the tests of time with repetitive use, the needle itself is quite sensitive to the little sonic nuances. I have used it on everything from the newest heavy vinyl to the most fragile of ceramic 78's. Try using these needle to listen to The Beatles, "White Album, " and you'll hear instruments and sound effects you couldn't hear before! This needle is also capable of accentuating some pretty deep bass levels. I know some people prefer the sleeker looks of other headshells and cartridges over this boxy number, but when it comes down to the good ole' bang for your buck, this needle is it!

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again.

                                By Musicman

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Excellent Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                                  Great sound reproduction

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Get the best of the best

                                  By DJ Chuck

                                  from San Jose, CA

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound
                                  • Professional Features
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Events
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Mobile DJ
                                    • Performances
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                                    Definitely the best scratch cartridge that is available for any dj that decides to learn how to scratch. I had been using stanton v500s before, and the difference is profound in the way the 44-7's hold the groove so well.Keep in mind that they do take a little while to break in, and so tend to skip a lot at first, but mess around for several hours with them, and they start working wonders.The sound is great, and I'd say definitely worth the price to spend a little more on these cartridges.Great buy. Sidenote: Also comes with a needle brush, and the screwdriver needed to install them. The instruction manual on how to install them is a little bit misleading, as they led me to put the screws in upside down. I'd look it up on youtube, how to setup a cartridge, so you get a visual of how to do it. Other thing that would be nice would be a cartridge case, but I do know that there are packages that include that. Definitely get these, anyhow. Packaging is way cool.

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