This NOS (New Old Stock) Empire 2000E is an original Empire cartridge body in the original deluxe box with an aftermarket (copy) stylus.
Please see pictures of the outer box and the beautiful dome containing the cartridge with attachment clip. Also included is a small leaflet with instructions, specs etc.
Screws or other accessories beyond this are not included.
Empire 2000E - The essence of the famous Empire Sound
Empire 2000E is one of the finest cartridge houses ever built by Empire.
The sound of this NOS Empire 2000 has the characteristic smooth, warm and yet articulate and precise sound which Empire is famously known for.
The sound of the Empire 2000E is very close to the Empire 4000 houses and many audiophiles prefer the 2000 house over the 4000, when attaching aftermarket styli because of the different inductance values.
Here is your chance to get your hands on this fine cartridge, Empire 2000E. Available only while stock lasts.
Upgrade styli recommendations for Empire 2000E
Already the Empire 2000E comes with a high quality elliptical aftermarket stylus.
Some audiophiles also use Empire 4000 aftermarket styli which especially for the Shibata cut has the reputation of performing warmer and more towards the Empire sound profile in the Empire 2000E house.
Being vinyl enthusiasts ourselves, we have tried this out, and can confirm this finding.
DaCapo Audio recommends two Japanese manufactured upgrade styli: a hyper elliptical, reference no. 6514-HYPEL and a Shibata cut, reference no. 6417-SHIBA. Both will give you higher sound quality in terms of more information and details together with a broader and precise soundstage.
Please be aware, that mounting a stylus with one of these more refined cuts requires a more precise adjustment. We recommend using a Schön protractor when mounting the new stylus. Please find links to the mentioned products below.
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