Category Archives: cartridges

Goldring G900IGC

It’s hard to imagine just how radical Goldring’s G900 series seemed when launched in the late nineteen seventies. In a world of relatively heavy, lowish compliance cartridges, here was a state-of-the-art device that weighed a silph-like 4 grammes. As zeitgeisty

Goldring G900IGC

It’s hard to imagine just how radical Goldring’s G900 series seemed when launched in the late nineteen seventies. In a world of relatively heavy, lowish compliance cartridges, here was a state-of-the-art device that weighed a silph-like 4 grammes. As zeitgeisty

Koetsu Red Signature

Yoshiaki Sugano’s unique combination of skills defined his Koetsu range of cartridges. He was said to be a musician, artist, calligrapher and even quite handy with swords. The story goes that his life was a study of his hero, the

Koetsu Red Signature

Yoshiaki Sugano’s unique combination of skills defined his Koetsu range of cartridges. He was said to be a musician, artist, calligrapher and even quite handy with swords. The story goes that his life was a study of his hero, the

Arcam E77

Not long after it introduced its award-winning A60 integrated amplifier, the Amplification and Recording company of Cambridge (A&R Cambridge, latterly ARCAM) began work on a series of high quality affordable moving magnet cartridges. The first to reach dealers was the

Arcam E77

Not long after it introduced its award-winning A60 integrated amplifier, the Amplification and Recording company of Cambridge (A&R Cambridge, latterly ARCAM) began work on a series of high quality affordable moving magnet cartridges. The first to reach dealers was the

Goldring 1042

Back in the early nineteen nineties, vinyl was on the wane. There was an ‘end of the century’ feel to it, a sense that the sting of death would visit it before too long. For this reason, the supply of

Goldring 1042

Back in the early nineteen nineties, vinyl was on the wane. There was an ‘end of the century’ feel to it, a sense that the sting of death would visit it before too long. For this reason, the supply of

Shure M75ED Type 2

It’s a very long time ago now, but if you warped back to the mid nineteen seventies and did a survey of the most popular phono cartridge in existence, this would surely win. From around 1974 to 1979, the Shure

Shure M75ED Type 2

It’s a very long time ago now, but if you warped back to the mid nineteen seventies and did a survey of the most popular phono cartridge in existence, this would surely win. From around 1974 to 1979, the Shure

Lyra Dorian

Selling for £495 at launch in the UK back in 2007, this was the Japanese cartridge specialist’s cheapest pickup ever, and although benefiting from designer Jonathon Carr’s tremendous experience, was not entirely hand built by Lyra’s artisan Yoshinori Mishima. Instead, the

Lyra Dorian

Selling for £495 at launch in the UK back in 2007, this was the Japanese cartridge specialist’s cheapest pickup ever, and although benefiting from designer Jonathon Carr’s tremendous experience, was not entirely hand built by Lyra’s artisan Yoshinori Mishima. Instead, the

Denon DL103

There are few other more controversial cartridges than this. Some believe it to have some magical, innate musicality which is simply not available from virtually every other pick-up. Others think it is an outdated old bruiser, completely out of its

Denon DL103

There are few other more controversial cartridges than this. Some believe it to have some magical, innate musicality which is simply not available from virtually every other pick-up. Others think it is an outdated old bruiser, completely out of its