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Shure M447 Competition DJ Turntable Cartridge Mounted On Technics Headshell

B&H # SHM447H MFR # M44-7-H
Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge

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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
UPC: 042406081597
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)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.3 x 2.2 x 5.3"
Shure M447 Competition DJ Turntable Cartridge Mounted On Technics Headshell
  • 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®

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    ShureM447 Competition Turntable Cartridge
     
    4.8

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (26)
    • Excellent sound (22)
    • Consistent (19)
    • Versatile (12)
    • Professional features (9)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (18)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (18)
    • Home studio (17)
    • Outdoor events / games (12)
    • Amateur recording (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (22), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

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    5.0

    Nice!!

    By PHiLDOGGiE DOGZ

    from New York, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

      They are all around great for Djing!!!

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      5.0

      Great Cartridge

      By Double P

      from New York, NY

      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:

        fantastic, works splendidly with our numark. excellent sound. worth the money.

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        5.0

        The Legacy Lives On!

        By DJ Hot_Handz

        from Chicago

        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:

          This my first purchase from BH, abd boy am i impressed! This Technic Headshell & Shure M447 cart is an action-packed power duo!! I'm a scratch DJ since 2001, and using my Tech 1200s with the M447s, and these mutha'suckas Don't Skip!!! Sound Quality Great, Longevity Great, and when you buy the cart it comes mounted to the Headshell. Perfect for the beginner and convient for the lazy veteran. Whether your a bedroom scratcher or a giging turntablist, you just can't go wrong with the Shure M44-7 mounted to a Technic Headshell. And the price?...B&H you've made me a new loyal customer. All of my purchases will now begin here! To all my brother dis, get out there and practice!!! DJ Hot_Handz

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          5.0

          Pro DJ Home DJ

          By Dave the Rave

          from Hackesttown NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

              A easy way to change stylus

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              5.0

              The only needles you need!

              By VERITAS

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                These are the best needles to get, so stop looking elsewhere. Great tracking, awesome skip resistance, and very low wear make this setup the "go to" for most pro DJ's.

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By DJ Sean P

                from Fort Worth, TX

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Fair Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Scratching

                Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                I've been using these cartridges for 12 years. Cheap and super reliable. I love getting these pre-mounted for backups! Great price!

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                5.0

                I LOVE MY M447 THE SOUND IS SO CRISP

                By COYO LOMELI

                from CHICAGO THE BIRTH PLACE OF HOUSE MUSIC!!

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                    I RECOMMEND THESE, TO ANY ONE INTERESTED IN KEEPING IT REAL. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THOSE OTHER MORE EXPENSIVE MODELS. THESE WILL OVER EXEED YOUR DEMANDS.

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                    4.0

                    loud sound but some sibilant distortion

                    By deejaycountzero

                    from Woodside, Queens

                    About Me Experienced

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                      these are solid DJ cartridges but not perfect for sound reproduction. there is some sibilant distortion on loudly pressed records.

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                      5.0

                      Cannot be beat.

                      By HLM

                      from Orange County

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Like Butter

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                      The tracking is great. The price from B&H cannot be beat. Highly recommended. Been using the shure's for several years and have tried other pricier options. I still come back to these.

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                      5.0

                      Best needle for DJs

                      By djruckus

                      from Boston MA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                        I am a dj and i do a lot of both scratching and mixing and this cartridge is the best i've used. there is no skipping at all which is the problem i had with other needles

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                        5.0

                        Great way for a quick upgrade

                        By bsatchfield

                        from Tampa Bay, Florida

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Quick easy upgrade

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                          To begin a massive vinly-to-digital transfer project, I was looking for a quick way to replace the cartridge on my Technics SL-1200 MK2 that has seen plenty of wear and tear. I found this Shure cartridge pre-mounted on a new Technics head shell and decided to give it a try. I was provided with an easy install and great sound quality. If you're looking for an easy to install, modestly-priced cartridge with decent sound quality, this is a great way to go.

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                          5.0

                          Right tool for the right job

                          By Oz

                          from New Jersey

                          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:

                            Original Technic gear.

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                            5.0

                            A great cartridge

                            By DJ Rich

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Mobile DJ
                              • Performances
                              • Turntablism

                              Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                              This is a great Cartridge and it will hold the grove extremely well. In addition to the per mounted cartridge you also get a package with a additional headshell weight, cleaning brush, and extra wires and hardware. The stylus has a flip up guard to help protect the needle. There are instructions with the cartridge that will tell you how to get high skip resistance by using a angled mounting. I used this angled setup for my Serato control records and I get perfect performance.

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                              5.0

                              Good sound, Excellent skip resistance.

                              By DJ Rich

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Mobile DJ
                                • Performances
                                • Turntablism

                                Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                                Great cartrige, takes the abuse, scratching, back cueing.

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                                5.0

                                Awesome cartridge!

                                By DJ Rox

                                from Seattle

                                About Me Novice

                                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:

                                  The Shure M447's are outstanding! Couldn't be happier. Great for mixing and scratching. Compared to the other cartridge/stylus I was using, these hardly skip at all.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Needle

                                  By VINYL-USER

                                  from San Francisco

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                                    Everything came secured and ready to play. The needle doesn't skip when I'm scratching on my dirt style breaks 12".

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                                    4.0

                                    Ready Out of the Box

                                    By TrevTrev

                                    from Denver, CO

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Excellent Sound

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Mobile DJ
                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                                      Bought these cartridge/ headshells for my recently purchased technics 1200 and they look great once installed. The sound quality is great, not necessarily audiofile grade, but great for the all around listener or DJ.
                                      I did have a problem with the output on the left channel for each cartridge, but after cleaning out the tonearm the problem was solved.

                                      Have not owned long enough to notice any wear on the stylus, but they seem very durable so far.

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                                      5.0

                                      One of the best needles out there....

                                      By Nate

                                      from Ft. Wayne, IN

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                                          Shure m447 is the standard for quality sound. If you are looking for a great needle. Look no further. I'm starting out as a scratch DJ. And these bad boys have not let me down. Amazing tracking and great sound. I've put these to the test. And they are still going strong. The mounted head shell makes it easy to set up. With the M447's. You can't go wrong.

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                                          5.0

                                          It's a Shure. I like it

                                          By bob

                                          from Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Excellent Sound

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home Studio

                                            Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                                            I did not like the cilindrical pack. Also the needle protector was misaligned showing some problem in assembly line quality control. The cartridge itself was perfect and works as expected.

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                                            4.0

                                            Good Product

                                            By DJ Special K

                                            from Bronx, NY

                                            About Me Experienced

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Excellent Sound

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Events
                                              • Home Studio

                                              Comments about Shure M447 Competition Turntable Cartridge:

                                              I used this product on an old turntable someone gave me and it works great. The sound is clean and the needle just seem very sturdy.
                                              I'm very happy with the product!

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