Category Archives: cartridges

Audio-Technica AT-VM95SH

Well, you can’t exactly call this Japanese cartridge specialist prolific. Audio-Technica has made its own phono cartridges since 1962, but in that time has released far fewer models than European rivals such as Ortofon, for example. Yet age has not dulled the

Audio-Technica AT-VM95SH

Well, you can’t exactly call this Japanese cartridge specialist prolific. Audio-Technica has made its own phono cartridges since 1962, but in that time has released far fewer models than European rivals such as Ortofon, for example. Yet age has not dulled the

Audio-Technica VM530EN

After what feels like decades of waiting, Audio-Technica introduced a range of nine new cartridges in 2017, comprising 500, 600 and 700 Series bodies with seven different versions of styli, including special line contact, Shibata, MicroLine, elliptical and conical types. All

Audio-Technica VM530EN

After what feels like decades of waiting, Audio-Technica introduced a range of nine new cartridges in 2017, comprising 500, 600 and 700 Series bodies with seven different versions of styli, including special line contact, Shibata, MicroLine, elliptical and conical types. All

Dynavector DV-20X H

Any analogue addict worth his record collection will remember the old Ultimo 10X, a high output moving coil designed and manufactured by Dynavector of Japan. Back in the late nineteen seventies it was one of the most musical budget pickups

Dynavector DV-20X H

Any analogue addict worth his record collection will remember the old Ultimo 10X, a high output moving coil designed and manufactured by Dynavector of Japan. Back in the late nineteen seventies it was one of the most musical budget pickups

Ortofon MC Kontrapunkt b

Back at the turn of the new millennium, Ortofon launched three new Kontrapunkt moving coil cartridges to commemorate the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the death of Johan Sebastian Bach. The a and b comfortably outsold the c, with all

Ortofon MC Kontrapunkt b

Back at the turn of the new millennium, Ortofon launched three new Kontrapunkt moving coil cartridges to commemorate the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the death of Johan Sebastian Bach. The a and b comfortably outsold the c, with all

Elite Electronic Industries 700

The late nineteen seventies cartridge market was a vibrant one, as you would expect. This was the height of the vinyl boom, when the format was all-conquering and the only way to play back recorded music in high quality stereo

Elite Electronic Industries 700

The late nineteen seventies cartridge market was a vibrant one, as you would expect. This was the height of the vinyl boom, when the format was all-conquering and the only way to play back recorded music in high quality stereo

Lyra Titan i

  Jonathan Carr is surely one of the world’s finest living cartridge designers. Along with his Japanese cartridge builder Yoshinori Mishima, and Norwegian business partner Stig Borge, together they form Lyra. The company has been going for nearly three decades now – launched

Lyra Titan i

  Jonathan Carr is surely one of the world’s finest living cartridge designers. Along with his Japanese cartridge builder Yoshinori Mishima, and Norwegian business partner Stig Borge, together they form Lyra. The company has been going for nearly three decades now – launched

North West Analogue

There’s something highly personal about moving coil cartridges, and they lie very deep in an analogue addict’s affections. When they wear out, they’re not easy to replace. There are some excellent modern designs from a number of manufacturers, but sometimes people

North West Analogue

There’s something highly personal about moving coil cartridges, and they lie very deep in an analogue addict’s affections. When they wear out, they’re not easy to replace. There are some excellent modern designs from a number of manufacturers, but sometimes people