JICO branded styli

JICO is the brand name of the NIPPON PRECISION JEWEL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

ABOUT US

"About 140 years ago we started a sewing needle factory for Kimono."

"We began manufacturing steel record needles in 1959 and modern diamond tipped styli in 1964, marking our company’s 55th anniversary in 2013. Our factory headquarters is located in Hamasaka, situated on the Sea of Japan in the northern part of Hyogo prefecture, approximately 200km from the major urban areas of Osaka and Kobe.

In winter Hamasaka experiences heavy snowfall and long ago we were unable to travel even to the next town, being cut off by the many mountain passes. Therefore it was necessary to design, fabricate, and repair all production facilities and required equipment, such as our custom jigs, by ourselves. Even today, with advances in modern transportation infrastructure, three to four hours are required to reach a major city. In other words, enduring the hardship and inconvenience of geographic isolation has given us the technological strength to be self-reliant. As the maxim goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

In 2004 we opened our web store to overseas customers. We manufacture 2,200 different models of record styli one piece at a time and produce an average of 120,000 pieces annually. Today the JICO name is well known by audiophiles around the world as the maker of the Super Analog Stylus, a rare needle known for both superb quality and excellent fidelity."

Take this link to the JICO website for three videos which provide information about their history, location, and manufacturing prowess. http://jico-stylus.wixsite.com/rekishi-series/episodes

How we make our styli.



Elliptical Stylus for Audio Technica AT12XE cartridge
25% OFF RRP $99.95
elliptical Stylus for Audio Technica AT13Ea cartridge

JICO

elliptical Stylus for Audio Technica AT13Ea cartri

$110.00 13041E

19% OFF RRP $135.00
Elliptical Stylus for National EPS-270ED

JICO

Elliptical Stylus for National EPS-270ED

$125.00 36270ED

17% OFF RRP $150.00
Elliptical stylus for Ortofon N15E cartridges

JICO

Elliptical stylus for Ortofon N15E cartridges

$125.00 242D15E

17% OFF RRP $150.00
Elliptical Stylus for Ortofon Stylus 5

JICO

Elliptical Stylus for Ortofon Stylus 5

$89.95 2425E

18% OFF RRP $110.00
Elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type II cartridges

JICO

Elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type II cartridges

$125.00 192VN15E

17% OFF RRP $150.00
Elliptical Stylus for Stanton 500E phono cartridge

JICO

Elliptical Stylus for Stanton 500E phono cartridge

Currently Out of Stock

$115.00 24351E

Shure N-44-7 DJ CLUB stylus (Lumino)

JICO

Shure N-44-7 DJ CLUB stylus (Lumino)

Currently Out of Stock.

$79.95 A040172

Shure N-44-7 DJ stylus

JICO

Shure N-44-7 DJ stylus

Currently Out of Stock.

$69.95 A048173

22% OFF RRP $89.95
stylus for Shure M75ED Type 2 cartridge

JICO

stylus for Shure M75ED Type 2 cartridge

Currently Out of Stock

$95.00 19275EDII

5% OFF RRP $99.95
stylus for Shure M91ED cartridge

JICO

stylus for Shure M91ED cartridge

Currently Out of Stock.

$115.00 19291ED

12% OFF RRP $130.00
stylus for Shure M95ED cartridge

JICO

stylus for Shure M95ED cartridge

Currently Out of Stock.

$125.00 19295ED

17% OFF RRP $150.00
stylus for Shure M97xE cartridge

JICO

stylus for Shure M97xE cartridge

Hyper-elliptical diamond tip - choose D1205HE

$215.00 192N97xE