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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    Regular Price: $65.00

    Special Price $59.00

  • Rega Bias 2 cartridge

    A great option to step up the performance on a Rega Planar 1 turntable or for other Turntable brands. 

    Made in the U.K., like all Rega gear, they are hand assembled on special equipment ensuring only the very best of quality.

    We're happy to install, free of charge, but are happy to walk you through the installation process as well. 

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    Regular Price: $160.00

    Special Price $144.00

  • Ortofon 2M Red (Free Installation)...... Warning** others Charge

    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

    Regular Price: $189.00

    Special Price $170.00

  • Sumiko Oyster High Output MM Cartridge

    Moving magnet phono cartridge with alloy cantilever. Bonded spherical stylus, 4.0 mV output. Learn More
  • 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
  • Rega Elys 2 MM Cartridge......Handmade in the U.K

    A multi award winning, hand built moving magnet cartridge with three point mounting system.

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    Regular Price: $270.00

    Special Price $243.00

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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
  • Ortofon MC-1 Turbo High Output Moving Coil Cartridge

    The high output voltage of the MC-1 is compatible with the normal MM phono input of any amplifier.

    The MC-1 Turbo is an excellent entry into the world of high output Moving Coil (MC) cartridges, with an elliptical stylus profile.

    The MC-1 Turbo has a 3.3mV output, which makes it perfect for use with inbuilt phono preamps – specifically ones designed for Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges.

    The MC-1 Turbo provides a taste of the linearity and precision of moving coils, but without the need for additional high gain preamps or transformers.

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    Regular Price: $329.00

    Special Price $299.00

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  • 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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  • Ortofon 2M Blue (Free Installation)...... Warning** others Charge

    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

    Regular Price: $369.00

    Special Price $332.00

  • 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

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    $399.00

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  • 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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    Regular Price: $499.00

    Special Price $449.00


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  • Ortofon MC-3 Turbo High output MC Cartridge.....A Diamond in the rough

    The high output voltage of the MC-3 Turbo High Output series cartridges is compatible with the normal MM phono input of any amplifier.

    The MC-3 Turbo takes high output Moving Coil cartridges a step further, with a high polished, nude fine line diamond.

    The MC-3 Turbo has a 3.3mV output, which is perfect for use with virtually any Moving Magnet (MM) phono preamps, included inbuilt models.

    The Nude Fine Line diamond resolves a high level of detail and provides expansive stereo imaging.

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    Regular Price: $609.00

    Special Price $543.00

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  • Ortofon 2M Bronze (Free Installation)...... Warning** others Charge

    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

    Regular Price: $659.00

    Special Price $594.00


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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.

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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
    $599.00

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  • 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

    Regular Price: $769.00

    Special Price $692.00


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  • 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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  • Ortofon 2M Black (Free Installation)...... Warning** others Charge

    The 2M Black is Ortofon just plain showing off. The Shibata diamond stylus is something special. Its vaguely knife-shaped profile gets deep into the grooves of your records and digs up detail and warmth that you didn't know was ever there before. There's no finer moving magnet cartridge on the market. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,099.00

    Special Price $989.00


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