Pickering XV-15 Series Styli

Jico Stylus

Prices from $24.97 to $165.55
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D1200 Stylus for Pickering XV-15/1200E

The star of the original XV-15 series is the D1200 elliptical stylus. Though original replacement styli are no longer available the aftermarket stylus from JICO is a real winner. At a really good price the D1200 is worth serious considerations - also if you nomally use for example D750.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Tonar, Info:Aftermarket Stylus  (D1200), Stylus:Elliptical


Made in
Japan

Aftermarket Stylus (D1200)

Elliptical


1168-DE-COPY


Price : $73.07

In stock


Made in
Japan
Aftermarket Stylus (D1200) Elliptical 1168-DE-COPY
$73.07

Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:JICO, Info:Genuine JICO, Japan Stylus (E006018), Stylus:Elliptical


Made in
Japan

Genuine JICO, Japan Stylus (E006018)

Elliptical


174-D120E


Price : $73.07

In stock
Only to Europe


Made in
Japan
Genuine JICO, Japan Stylus (E006018) Elliptical 174-D120E

Only to Europe
$73.07

D757 / D1800 type Stylus for Pickering XV-15/757S and XV-15/1800S

Pickering introduced the 757S and 1800S version Stereohedron tip stylus into the XV-family. Original replacements are no longer available but we recommend a shibata replacement as a very capable alternative.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Tonar, Info:Aftermarket Stylus  (D757S / D1800S type replacement), Stylus:Shibata


Made in
Japan

Aftermarket Stylus (D757S / D1800S type replacement)

Shibata


546-SHIBA


Price : $147.06

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Made in
Japan
Aftermarket Stylus (D757S / D1800S type replacement) Shibata 546-SHIBA
$147.06

D750 Stylus for Pickering XV-15/750E

The original Pickering D750 was a 0,3mil x 0,7mil elliptical stylus. Though no longer available excellent and close matching replacements are available today for example from JICO.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Tonar, Info:Aftermarket Stylus  (D750), Stylus:Elliptical


Made in
Japan

Aftermarket Stylus (D750)

Elliptical


1167-DE-COPY


Price : $65.67

In stock


Made in
Japan
Aftermarket Stylus (D750) Elliptical 1167-DE-COPY
$65.67

Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:JICO, Info:Genuine JICO, Japan Stylus (E006020), Stylus:Elliptical


Made in
Japan

Genuine JICO, Japan Stylus (E006020)

Elliptical


174-D75E


Price : $73.07

In stock
Only to Europe


Made in
Japan
Genuine JICO, Japan Stylus (E006020) Elliptical 174-D75E

Only to Europe
$73.07

D625 Stylus for Pickering XV-15/625E

This 0,3 mil x 0,7 mil elliptical D625 stylus replacement is a bestseller. Recommended tracking force is 0,75g to 1,5g.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:JICO, Info:Genuine JICO, Japan Stylus (E006022), Stylus:Elliptical


Made in
Japan

Genuine JICO, Japan Stylus (E006022)

Elliptical


174-D62


Price : $82.31

In stock
Only to Europe


Made in
Japan
Genuine JICO, Japan Stylus (E006022) Elliptical 174-D62

Only to Europe
$82.31

Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Analogis, Info:Black Diamond, Stylus:Nude elliptical


Made in
Switzerland

Black Diamond

Nude elliptical


AN4985


Price : $42.54

In stock


Made in
Switzerland
Black Diamond Nude elliptical AN4985
$42.54

D625 DJ stylus for Pickering XV-15/625DJ

The D625DJ is created with DJ's in mind. The stylus is "Glow in the Dark" which makes it easier to locate it's position in the dark. Suitable for back cueing and more. This stylus does not have a build in stylus guard

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Tonar, Info:Aftermarket Stylus, Stylus:Elliptical


Made in
Japan

Aftermarket Stylus

Elliptical


6484-DE


Price : $54.57

In stock


Made in
Japan
Aftermarket Stylus Elliptical 6484-DE
$54.57

D400 Stylus for Pickering XV-15/400E

The D400 elliptical stylus is both versatile and an affordable choice fitting all XV-15 cartridge bodies. The recommended tracking force is 1g - 2g.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Tonar, Info:Aftermarket Stylus  (D400), Stylus:Elliptical


Made in
Japan

Aftermarket Stylus (D400)

Elliptical


546-DE


Price : $38.85

In stock


Made in
Japan
Aftermarket Stylus (D400) Elliptical 546-DE
$38.85

D350 Stylus for Pickering XV-15/350

Still in the category of light tracking applications this spherical stylus tracks at 1g to 3g.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Tonar, Info:Aftermarket Stylus  (D350), Stylus:Spherical


Made in
Japan

Aftermarket Stylus (D350)

Spherical


546-DS


Price : $24.97

In stock


Made in
Japan
Aftermarket Stylus (D350) Spherical 546-DS
$24.97

D200 Stylus for Pickering XV-15/200E

The D200 stylus is the elliptical sibling to D150 meant for automatic turntables and tracking in the range of 2g to 4g.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Tonar, Info:Aftermarket Stylus  (D200), Stylus:Elliptical


Made in
Japan

Aftermarket Stylus (D200)

Elliptical


1165-DE-COPY


Price : $36.07

Currently not available


Made in
Japan
Aftermarket Stylus (D200) Elliptical 1165-DE-COPY
$36.07

D150 Stylus for Pickering XV-15/150

The D150 stylus is the spherical stylus meant for automatic turntables and tracking in the range of 2g to 4g.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Tonar, Info:Aftermarket Stylus  (D150), Stylus:Spherical


Made in
Japan

Aftermarket Stylus (D150)

Spherical


1162-DS-COPY


Price : $29.60

In stock


Made in
Japan
Aftermarket Stylus (D150) Spherical 1162-DS-COPY
$29.60

D140 Stylus for Pickering XV-15/140E

With the D140 elliptical stylus we are now into heavy duty use, for example in record changers. The recommended tracking force for the D140 is 3g to 5g.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Pickering, Info:Original Stylus (D140), Stylus:Elliptical

Pickering
Made in
US

Original Stylus (D140)

Elliptical


1164


Price : $73.07

In stock

Pickering
Made in
US
Original Stylus (D140) Elliptical 1164
$73.07

D-100 Stylus for Pickering XV-15/100

Tracking at 5g +/- 2g the D-100 stylus is for the most rugged use. High output and heavy tracking forces will make your record changer play all day.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Pickering, Info:Original Stylus (D100), Stylus:Spherical

Pickering
Made in
US

Original Stylus (D100)

Spherical


1161


Price : $50.87

In stock

Pickering
Made in
US
Original Stylus (D100) Spherical 1161
$50.87

Special purpose styli for Pickering XV-15

Use a stylus from this category for special purpose applications such as 78 RPM playback.

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Pickering XV-15 Series Styli : Brand:Pickering, Info:Original Stylus, Stylus:2,7mil stylus for 78 RPM

Pickering
Made in
US

Original Stylus

2,7mil stylus for 78 RPM


1931


Price : $165.55

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Pickering
Made in
US
Original Stylus 2,7mil stylus for 78 RPM 1931
$165.55
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Currently not available. We cannot accept orders for this item at the moment.

The Pickering XV-15 is known as one of the least sibilant cartridges and therefore easy to use and set up. The high quality aftermarket styli found here will give new life to this fine Pickering cartridge body.

In general terms one can say that the more refined stylus tip you choose to install the more controlled and well defined your sound stage will get.

Also in general terms, if you have a light weight tonearm you should choose a stylus with low recommended tracking force. If you have a medium tonearm you can choose between most types. If you have a heavy tonearm you should normally choose the cartridges / needles with high vertical tracking force. 

For the XV-15 styli this translates into the stylus naming. The higher the number in the stylus name the lighter the arm. For example D1200 has a recommended tracking force of 0,75-1,5 g and is used for light arms. The D100 on the other hand has a recommended tracking force of up to 7g and is used for the heaviest arms, like for example older record changers and the likes.

Pickering/Stanton compatibility

Pickering XV-15 series is technically and mechanically identical to the Stanton 680/681 series. That means that if a specific Pickering needle with for example an elliptical tip is out of stock, you can choose the equivalent Stanton stylus.

Pickering V-15 series is equivalent to the Stanton 500 series and the styli are interchangeable. The cartridges are based on the moving iron technique.

Pickering XV-15 series is equivalent to the Stanton 68X series and the styli are interchangeable. The cartridges are based on the moving iron technique.

Pickering XSV series is equivalent to the Stanton 881 series. The cartridges are based on moving magnet technique.

DaCapo Audio Recommendations

Please be aware, that you probably will experience a different sound than the original stylus with the same type of stylus tip. Depending on preferences and Hifi system some will find the sound better and some not.

If you use the brush accompanied with most of the styli you need to add 1 gram extra tracking force to offset the force of the brush.

We also recommend around 20 hours of run in before the new stylus will perform at its best.

Make sure that you also have the right equipment for setting up the stylus correctly. A good protractor is a must in that regard.

If you need help to choose the right stylus to match your taste of sound please don’t hesitate to reach out to the DaCapo Audio expert support team.

Pickering XV-15 Series Styli options overview

546-DS (00546-DS) Spherical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - Tonar aftermarket part
546-DE (00546-DE) Elliptical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - Tonar aftermarket part
546-SHIBA (00546-SHIBA) Shibata Diamond tip stereo needle 33/45 RPM records - Tonar aftermarket part
6484-DE (06484-DE) Elliptical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - Tonar aftermarket part
1162-DS-COPY (01162-DS-COPY) Spherical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - Tonar aftermarket part
1168-DE-COPY (01168-DE-COPY) Elliptical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - Tonar aftermarket part
AN4985 Original Pickering replacement for Pickering XV-15
70546-DE Elliptical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - JICO aftermarket part
1161 (01161) Original Pickering replacement for Pickering XV-15
1931 (01931) Original Pickering replacement for Pickering XV-15
71168-DE Elliptical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - JICO aftermarket part
1167-DE-COPY (01167-DE-COPY) Elliptical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - Tonar aftermarket part
71167-DE Elliptical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - JICO aftermarket part
1164 (01164) Original Pickering replacement for Pickering XV-15
1165-DE-COPY (01165-DE-COPY) Elliptical Diamond tip stereo needle for 33/45 RPM records - Tonar aftermarket part

Our introduction article to Stylus profiles provide general insight. Please reach out to us for further assistance. We are happy to help.

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