Shure M44-7 Scratch DJ Cartridge





Revived exactly the same as the original, this legendary battle needle offers ultra-high skip resistance and ultra-high output. The needle of choice for many champion DJ’s worldwide. Engineered for scratch DJ’s and turntablists, the M44-7 is designed not to skip under even the most demanding circumstances.


Combining the Shure unique wide-diameter Type S cantilever with a tracking force of 1.5 to 3.0 grams, the M44-7’s rugged construction is highly durable, but will not unduly wear your vinyl.

With a 9.5 mV output, the M44-7 produces powerful, resonant sound.
Skip Resistance: ultra high
Output: ultra high
Record Wear: ultra low
Sound Emphasis: big bass

Replacement Needles:
N44-7 Replacement Needle, Single, w/ Box, User Guide
N44-7Q Replacement Needle, 4 Pack, Mounted on card
N44-7Z Replacement Needle, 12 Pack, Mounted on card


Tone Arm Mount: Standard 1/2 inch
Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet
Output Voltage: Typical at 1 kHz 9.5 mV RMS at 5 cm/sec peak velocity
Recommended Load: 47 kilohms in parallel with 450pf
Tracking Force: Effective at stylus tip Range: 1.5 to 3 grams Stylus Cantilever: Shure Type S
Heat-treated aluminum alloy / tubular
1.6 mil wall thickness / 34.5 mil diameter Diamond Stylus Tip: Polished natural gemstone: Spherical
Radius: 0.7 mil Frequency Response: Essentially flat from 20 to 20,000 Hz
Stereo Channel Balance: Within 2 dB
Channel Separation: Typical at 1 kHz: 20 dB
Net Weight: 6.7 grams
Height: 15.9 mm

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 4 in