Cartridges

turntable cartridge

The cartridge IS the source in your vinyl system. Everything else on the turntable exists to support it in doing its job. That job is to turn that groove carved in wax into an electrical signal that your system can play back. From moving magnets to moving coils, we’ve got some of the most amazing musical devices on the planet in stock. 

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  • Rega Carbon Cartridge

    The Rega Carbon is a high quality, moving magnet pick-up cartridge designed to be simple to set up, easy to install and above all, accurately reproduce music.

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    $80.00

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  • Sumiko Oyster High Output MM Cartridge

    Moving magnet phono cartridge with alloy cantilever. Bonded spherical stylus, 4.0 mV output. Learn More
  • Ortofon 2M Red

    Our most popular phono cartridge. The 2M Red is just such a sensible buy. It a great sounding diamond with buckets of detail and it won't break the wallet. Learn More
    $189.00

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  • Sumiko Black Pearl High Output MM Cartridge

    The Black Pearl is a moving magnet phono cartridge with alloy cantilever and bonded spherical stylus, 4.0 mV output. Learn More
  • Garrott Brothers K1 Garrott Supertrack 1

    Garrott Brothers business was founded by the Garrott twins. They were two Australian brothers who dedicated their lives to making music better for everyone. Starting off in the hey day of vinyl in the 70s they incorporated some fantastic technical advances into affordable cartridges. Standard cartridges that came on Turntables back then left alot to be desired and the Garrott Brothers business grew very quickly.

    Unfortunately the 1990s saw the demise of vinyl and the rise of the CD. At the same time one of the brothers was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. I won't go into the tradgedy and circumstances of their deaths. If only they had lived long enough though to see the comeback of Vinyl and its popularity blosom again.

    We're lucky that their molds and castings live on and new cartridges can be made so their expertise lives on in this age of vinyl renaissance. 

    The K1 is the conical model of cartridge in their K series. But it's not to be equated with just an old conical cartridge. The K1 is a step up from the average conical cart and this will translate into more detail and musicality in the sound.

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  • Sumiko Pearl High Output MM Cartridge

    Moving magnet phono cartridge with alloy cantilever, bonded elliptical stylus and 4.0mV output. Learn More
  • Sumiko Rainier High Output MM Cartridge

    Our first offering in the new Oyster line-up is the venerable Rainier, which continues the Pearl’s legacy for smooth, natural sound reproduction. After years of development, we are proud to introduce an all-new integrated body and generator system that significantly reduces internal resonances. With the ability to change to the Olympia or Moonstone stylus allows for upgrades with out replacing the entire cartridge.

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    $299.00

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  • Garrott Brothers K2 Garrott Supertrack 2

    The Garrott brothers were a pair of Australian twins who saw the inadequacies of cartridges in the 1960s whilst they were living and working overseas. When they came back to Australia they quickly grew a hugely respected company making superior cartridges and retipping existing ones to perform much better.

    The brothers passed away in the nineties at a time when vinyl was out of favour. If only they had lived to see today and the exceptional comeback that vinyl has had.

    The moulds and designs were saved by loyal Garrott brothers employees and hence new units are today still in manufacture.

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    $349.00

  • Ortofon 2M Blue

    The 2M Blue is a general improvement to everything offered by the 2M Red below it. It's the ultimate upgrade to almost any mid level turn table. Attach it to the end of your tone arm to see what your 'table is really capable of. The Blue steps up to a nude eliptical diamond (not as rude as it sounds) and split pole pin motor. Learn More
    $369.00

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  • Sumiko Olympia High Output MM Cartridge

    The Olympia brings another level of acoustic refinement to the mix with an upgraded stylus and cantilever assembly, allowing for more dynamic punch and improved frequency response during playback. Due to its improved tracking capabilities, the Olympia is an excellent return on investment when upgrading from the Rainier cartridge, and can even be upgraded to the capable Moonstone stylus further on down the line.

    For some Turntables including Regas, we will need to fit a 2mm spacer on you tonearm for this cartridge. Like the HiFi Guru Spacer

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    $399.00

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  • Denon DL103 High Output MC Cartridge

    An Original Classic

    Denon's classic cartridge, the DL-103, has been an industry standard for decades.

    The DL-103, the low-output moving coil has been made by Denon uninterrupted, and unchanged, for the broadcast markets since, 1962.

    Providing smooth response in many Hi-Fi systems, the DL-103 gives a pleasing sound and brings out the full detailof audio performances.

    The DL-103 gives you body and soul at a bargain price.

    The Denon has an unusual combination of output and impedance specs, which are 0.3mV and 40 ohms, respectively.

    The DL103 compliance is quite low, and its stylus profileis conical

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    $429.00

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  • Garrott Brothers K3 Supertrack 3

    The Garrott brothers are an Australian cartridge manufacturer founded in the 70s by the twin brothers Brian and John Garrott. Although the brothers passed away in the '90s right in the middle of what seemed like the end of cartridge and vinyl manufacture, the vinyl industry and Garrott Brothers have been reborn.

    A Melbourne company has taken up making the cartridges from the Garrott's designs and moulds and using the same materials to keep what was a world renowned cartridge manufacturer alive. 

    Garrott Brothers cartridges have managed to outlive their founders and flourish in this, the time of the rebirth of Vinyl. 

    The K3 is equiped with a Shibata Diamond. For the Garrott Brothers the emphasis was always on the quality and precision of the diamond and this is no exception. The Garrott Brothers were able to produce brilliant cartridges by paying attention to the details managing to keep costs down whilst clearly outstripping their competitors.

    The cartridges are still loved and have an incredibly loyal following in HiFi circles.

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    $469.00

  • Ortofon Quintet Red MC

    The Quintet Red is a perfect introduction to the world of Ortofon moving coils.

    It features an Elliptical diamond which is cut and polished to Ortofon’s standards.

    This entry-level MC cartridge has very high price-to-performance ratio and is a perfect all-rounder for the newcomers to the world of Moving Coil cartridges.

    MC Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.

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  • Sumiko Moonstone High Output MM Cartridge

    The Moonstone is an affordable high-performance moving magnet cartridge that utilizes the powerful mechanically-generated electromotive forces of the moving magnet to help give your playback extra punch and convincing realism. Exceptionally well-balanced and dimensionally dense, the breathtaking dynamics of the Moonstone outperform many comparably priced moving coil cartridges without requiring the huge investment in preampfification.

    For some Turntables including Regas, we will need to fit a 2mm spacer on you tonearm for this cartridge. Like the HiFi Guru Spacer

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    $599.00

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  • Rega Exact MM Cartridge

    Hand built moving magnet cartridge with three point mounting system and Vital profile diamond stylus with zero tolerance channel balance. Learn More
    $650.00

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  • Ortofon 2M Bronze

    The 2M Bronze really steps up and shows you what you were missing form your favorite music. It has a way of pulling oodles of detail off a record and tracking that groove like a bloodhound. It sports a Fine Line diamond to read the grooves better, while minimizing wear over time. Learn More
    $659.00

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  • Garrott Brothers P77i Cartridge

    Garrott Brothers cartridges are one of the iconic HiFi brands for audiophiles dating back to the 1970s. They implemented early on some grounding breaking designs on relatively massed produced products.

    And although the founding Garrott brothers John and Brian passed away in the 1990s, their cartridges and designs live on. 

    The Garrott Brothers cartridges emphasise the choosing of the correct, high quality diamonds to get the most extraction from the record. Cheaper diamonds have blemishes and gouges that will degrade the musical quality. Garrott Brothers diamond and the P77i in particular use Gem quality diamonds and orientate them so the grain of the diamond aligns with the groove of the record.

    Also in this model, are built in dampening factors to give a rich musical experience to your listening.

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    $699.00

  • Ortofon Quintet Blue MC

    The Quintet Blue is a very homogeneous cartridge The Quintet Blue's sound image will tend to more smooth reproduction compared to Quintet Red and moderate dynamic strength compared to Quintet Bronze. It features a Nude Elliptical diamond mounted on an aluminium cantilever. The Quintet Blue will bring more space, depth and detail into the sound and is a very good choice for any kind of music, especially rhythmic. Learn More
  • Sumiko Blue Point No.2 High Output MC

    Offering exceptional performance and musicality at an affordable price the latest generation Blue Point No. 2 sets a new standard in its price class. Moving coil design, high output, 2.5-mV, alloy cantilever, Blue Point-cut elliptical diamond stylus, and standard 1/2" mounting. Learn More
  • Soundsmith Otello Moving Iron Cartridge

    Our entry level design captures more than its share of recorded beauty —by design. Big soundstage, detail and resolution at an affordable price.

    The Otello is Soundsmith’s entry level Fixed Coil design, realizing an affordable pathway into the world of high-performance cartridges. Built by hand like all Soundsmith cartridges, the Otello provides a perfect balance of tone and resolution at a great price. The result is a cartridge that is at ease with any type of music. Just slightly warmer than other Soundsmith designs, Otello yields a richness of timbre that is utterly beguiling with a level of speed and dynamic range that no other cartridge in this price. The result? A wonderful design that gives the warmth of MM and the light-footedness of Moving Iron design.

    Also available in dual-coil mono

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    $890.00

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