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  • Rega Ios Moving Coil Amplifier Rega Ios Moving Coil Amplifier Quick View

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    Rega Ios Moving Coil Amplifier

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    Designed as the ultimate MC phono stage and the perfect match for the Rega Apheta MC cartridge Ios has made the transition in to the reference style case to match Isis and Osiris. The new Ios has the addition of balanced XLR connections mute and mono functions. The PCB layout has been redesigned to improve the noise floor and the entire unit has been fully rewired with ultra low capacitance cabling.


    The function of a phono pre amplifier is to match the output from a pick up cartridge to the input of a line level amplifier. It is required to amplify the very low signals produced by the cartridge and also to equalise the sound in accordance with RIAA record cutting standard. Rega believes that moving coil and moving magnet cartridges require different types of phono pre amplifiers to achieve optimum performance. The IOS is therefore dedicated to moving coil cartridges and avoids compromises. We have avoided including any superfluous functions as they obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality.


    Design innovation


    The Rega Ios is a four stage all symmetrical amplifier. To provide optimum performance it is dedicated to amplifying the very low level signals that are generated by moving coil cartridges.


    The first stage uses a 1:10 step-up transformer, which can be optimised to the cartridge by the selection of the correct loading and zobel DC resistance correction network connected across the MC transformer secondary.


    The second stage is a symmetrical compound pair class A amplifier, using paralleled low noise Hitachi transistors in the input stage.This drives the passive high frequency part of the RIAA equalisation stage.


    The third stage is a symmetrical class A differential amplifier with a common base driver stage; this is also used as the active amplifier in the low frequency part of the RIAA equalisation stage. The fourth stage is the active filter, this configuration uses the same circuit as found in the second stage. The filter element uses a very high bandwidth operational amplifier.


    The power supply is a symmetrical discrete tracking power supply using fast diodes and a low noise voltage reference. Each stage has its own localised power supply, and LED referenced current generators. Very high quality, polypropylene capacitors have been used in the signal path. 1% tolerance polypropylene capacitors are used in the RIAA EQ stages and audio grade capacitors are used in the rest of the circuit.


    We hope that you enjoy this product as much as we have enjoyed creating it. - Rega


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    $6,995.00
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  • Hana EH Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Hana EH Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $475.00
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    Hana EH Moving Coil Phono Cartridge





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    "Highly musical records were effortlessly engaging." - Stereophile


    "A first -class MC cartridge" - STEREO (Germany)


    "Remarkably smooth frequency response terrific value for the money." - HiFi World (UK)


    "Details are realistic and revealing maximum definition." - Haute FidÉlitÉ (France)


    "In the same class as a cartridge costing 10x the price." - TNT Audio (Italy)


    Hana EH and EL moving coil cartridges represent the best way to upgrade from "starter" cartridges that typically come packaged with turntables. Weighing in at only 5 grams, and possessing great tracking ability, the Hana EL and EH cartridges feature a distinctive moss green body which houses a sophisticated generator with an aluminum cantilever, and synthetic elliptical stylus.


    Hana cartridges by Excel represent the best materials, including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and proprietary manufacturing processes. Hana has excelled at creating MC cartridges noted worldwide for their sound and value, which retain their "musical magic" regardless of their phono stage pairing.

    Hana
    $475.00
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  • Coil Sea Coil Sea Quick View

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    Coil Sea

    Coil Sea is a collaborative and mostly improvised recording project featuring David Heumann (Arbouretum, Human Bell), Matthew Pierce (Arbouretum) and Michael Lowry (both of Lake Trout and Big in Japan) and Walker David Teret (ex-Arbouretum, Anomoanon).


    The project began when Lowry and Pierce invited Heumann to sit in with their long-running instrumental project Big in Japan for one performance of a month-long residency at Baltimores Windup Space. Heumann and Arbouretum had recently finished a European tour, and the show with Big in Japan enlivened his idea to record improvised performances with a loose group of familiar but unaffiliated musicians.
    Heumanns goal was to record with few set ideas and little editorial input, allowing the music to develop naturally as the group coalesced. Heumanns performance with Big in Japan had also included percussionist Michael Kuhl (Red Headed Temper, Jenny Boyle and the Drivers), so Heumann invited Kuhl, childhood friend Jimmy Wallace (guitar), and his former Arbouretum and Anomoanon bandmate Walker Teret (bass) to join the session.


    The first session was recorded by Chris and Mickey Freeland on a Saturday in September. Only one song (Abyssinia) had a pre-written melody; the rest of the performances were composed and improvised on the spot, with the only verbal directions being references to tempo and key. A portion of the recording from that session was edited and mixed with Freeland, and later with Rob Girardi at Lord Baltimore Recordings, for the album tracks Abyssinia, Revert to Dirt and Waking the Naga. Much care was taken to preserve the spirit and feel of the original takes, even as effects were added to the original tracks, instruments were brought in and out of the mix and performances were cut and spliced.


    A second session was arranged, this time recording at Lord Baltimore, based around a melody Heumann had come up with in a Lydian mode, which appears on the record as Dolphins in the Coil Sea. The track was envisioned as an homage to jazz/noise legend Sonny Sharrock, and is unique to the album in that its almost untouched from the original recording.

    1. Abyssinia
    2. Dolphins in the Coil Sea
    3. Revert to Dirt
    4. Waking the Naga
    Coil Sea
    $16.99
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  • Hana EL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Hana EL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $475.00
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    Hana EL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge





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    "Highly musical records were effortlessly engaging." - Stereophile


    "A first -class MC cartridge" - STEREO (Germany)


    "Remarkably smooth frequency response terrific value for the money." - HiFi World (UK)


    "Details are realistic and revealing maximum definition." - Haute FidÉlitÉ (France)


    "In the same class as a cartridge costing 10x the price." - TNT Audio (Italy)


    Hana EH and EL moving coil cartridges represent the best way to upgrade from "starter" cartridges that typically come packaged with turntables. Weighing in at only 5 grams, and possessing great tracking ability, the Hana EL and EH cartridges feature a distinctive moss green body which houses a sophisticated generator with an aluminum cantilever, and synthetic elliptical stylus.


    Hana cartridges by Excel represent the best materials, including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and proprietary manufacturing processes. Hana has excelled at creating MC cartridges noted worldwide for their sound and value, which retain their "musical magic" regardless of their phono stage pairing.

    Hana
    $475.00
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  • Hana Mono SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Hana Mono SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $750.00
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    Hana Mono SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge



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    Based on the award winning Hana SL stereo MC cartridge, the new SL Mono
    incorporates the same alnico magnets, Shibata stylus, aluminum cantilever, and highpurity
    copper wire. Hand-built in Japan by Excel Corporation, utilizing 50 years of
    Japanese craftsmanship, the SL Mono moving coil is oriented to optimize playback
    of original and re-issued mono LPs.

    Hana
    $750.00
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  • Hana SH Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Hana SH Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $750.00
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    Hana SH Moving Coil Phono Cartridge





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    "Highly musical records were effortlessly engaging." - Stereophile


    "A first -class MC cartridge" - STEREO (Germany)


    "Remarkably smooth frequency response terrific value for the money." - HiFi World (UK)


    "Details are realistic and revealing maximum definition." - Haute FidÉlitÉ (France)


    "In the same class as a cartridge costing 10x the price." - TNT Audio (Italy)


    The Hana SL and SH models, distinguished by their black body, provide tighter channel balance, greater channel separation, and improved high-frequency extension compared to their EH and EL counterparts. The SL and SH models also feature an upgraded Shibata stylus.


    Hana cartridges by Excel represent the best materials, including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and proprietary manufacturing processes. Hana has excelled at creating MC cartridges noted worldwide for their sound and value, which retain their "musical magic" regardless of their phono stage pairing.

    Hana
    $750.00
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  • Hana SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Hana SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $750.00
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    Hana SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge





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    "Highly musical records were effortlessly engaging." - Stereophile


    "A first -class MC cartridge" - STEREO (Germany)


    "Remarkably smooth frequency response terrific value for the money." - HiFi World (UK)


    "Details are realistic and revealing maximum definition." - Haute FidÉlitÉ (France)


    "In the same class as a cartridge costing 10x the price." - TNT Audio (Italy)


    The Hana SL and SH models, distinguished by their black body, provide tighter channel balance, greater channel separation, and improved high-frequency extension compared to their EH and EL counterparts. The SL and SH models also feature an upgraded Shibata stylus.


    Hana cartridges by Excel represent the best materials, including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and proprietary manufacturing processes. Hana has excelled at creating MC cartridges noted worldwide for their sound and value, which retain their "musical magic" regardless of their phono stage pairing.

    Hana
    $750.00
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  • Ortofon MC Cadenza Red Cartridge (Moving Coil) Ortofon MC Cadenza Red Cartridge (Moving Coil) Quick View

    $1,280.00
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    Ortofon MC Cadenza Red Cartridge (Moving Coil)

    Hi-Fi High Ortofon


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    The sound picture of Cadenza Red is more relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic in the perspective compared to the Cadenza Blue and has great space and depth in the stereo image.


    Nude Fine Line Diamond


    The Cadenza Red model is using a nude fine line stylus with a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40 µm. The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999%) pure silver wire. An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $1,280.00
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  • Ortofon MC Cadenza Bronze Cartridge (Moving Coil) Ortofon MC Cadenza Bronze Cartridge (Moving Coil) Quick View

    $2,309.00
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    Ortofon MC Cadenza Bronze Cartridge (Moving Coil)

    Hi-Fi Ortofon


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    Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics. Its stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions.


    Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 Diamond


    The Cadenza Bronze model is using a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminium cantilever. The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire. Per Windfeld's Field Stabilizing Element FSE, is used for optimal linearity especially during complex crescendo passages.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $2,309.00
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  • Ortofon MC Cadenza Blue Cartridge (Moving Coil) Ortofon MC Cadenza Blue Cartridge (Moving Coil) Quick View

    $1,889.00
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    Ortofon MC Cadenza Blue Cartridge (Moving Coil)

    Ortofon


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    The soundstage of Cadenza Blue is wide open and grandiose straight out of the box. Micro dynamic details and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions. It reaches a very high degree of definition in the perspective, which is very present. It is true to the music with tremendous clarity, detail, and speed.


    Nude Fritz Gyger 70 Diamond


    The Cadenza Blue model is using a Nude FG 70 stylus with a very thin ruby cantilever. The improved winding process on the armature ensures better channel balance.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $1,889.00
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  • Ortofon MC Cadenza Mono Cartridge (Moving Coil) Ortofon MC Cadenza Mono Cartridge (Moving Coil) Quick View

    $1,280.00
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    Ortofon MC Cadenza Mono Cartridge (Moving Coil)

    Hi-Fi Ortofon


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    Find your old records as well as new micro groove mono records and experience the Cadenza Mono!


    Nude Fine Line Diamond for Mono


    The Cadenza Mono model is made with a nude fine line stylus and a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. For easy use the pins are connected so you get the same signal from both pairs of connecting pins. The stylus radius is r/R 8/40 µm.


    Sharing internal build with the Cadenza Red and with optimized adjustments for mono playback the sound is relaxed, homogeneous and moderate.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $1,280.00
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  • Ortofon MC Cadenza Black Cartridge (Moving Coil) Ortofon MC Cadenza Black Cartridge (Moving Coil) Quick View

    $2,729.00
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    Ortofon MC Cadenza Black Cartridge (Moving Coil)

    Hi-Fi Ortofon


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    Cadenza Black is optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound. It is high performing on areas like detail, consistency and sound staging, while still retaining a fluid body and ample musicality.


    Nude Shibata Diamond


    The Cadenza Black model features a Nude Shibata stylus with a boron cantilever. The effective mass of the stylus/cantilever system is extremely low due to the use of a very thin boron rod. This material is extremely stiff and transmits sound vibrations faster than aluminium.


    It also uses the WRD (Wide Range Damping-system), controlling the high and low frequency damping separately.

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    $2,729.00
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  • Rega Ania MC Cartridge Rega Ania MC Cartridge Quick View

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    Rega Ania MC Cartridge

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    ANIA, REGA'S FIRST FORAY INTO THE WORLD OF BUDGET MC CARTS, IS REVOLUTIONARY JUST LIKE ITS BIG BROTHERS.


    APHETA, A BRIEF HISTORY:


    When Rega first announced the original Apheta in 2006, it changed the way people looked at the design of moving coil cartridges. Crafted without the tie-wire that plagued most every other MC cartridge, Apheta was iconoclastic like many Rega products. It was fast, clear, dynamic and insightful, garnering praise in many quarters of the high-end audio world. In 2015 and 2016, respectively, Rega pushed forward with new designs that brought about the reference Aphelion ($4995) and reborn Apheta 2 ($1895). These two carts are based on the original concepts but with the benefit of almost 10 years of experience and a complete overhaul of the cartridge manufacturing facilities. Now, Rega can build moving coil cartridges with a level of precision, speed, reliability, and height of technology they could only dream about way back when.


    ANIA, MOVING FORWARD:


    Having surmounted the challenge of perfecting the original and expanding their horizons, Rega set their eyes on fashioning a moving coil cartridge for less than half the price of the Apheta 2. Now, your first thought might be there's no way to preserve quality while lowering the price, and if this weren't Rega you might be right. But they are who they are, 40+ year specialists at making things better and more reasonably priced.


    Rega leaned hard on its engineers' expertise and that of their suppliers. The first challenge was to construct a new cartridge body that preserved that benefits and lowered the cost from the aluminum-bodied Apheta 2, a marvel in its own right. Here, computer modeling and expert tool making allowed Rega to build a body from PPS-Fortron, a sophisticated polymer-glass amalgam, that has a complex shape, keeping strength high, mass low, and unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum. The result is simply astonishing.


    Of course, Ania would not be a Rega moving coil if not for its unique tie-wire-less design. The tie-wire was originally conceived as a method to secure the cantilever, but this introduces nasty resonances that have to tuned-out with the undesired after effect of reducing detail and speed, unfortunately. Being the curious types and unwilling to compromise, Rega's engineers sought out a method that eliminates the pesky tie-wire. Thus was born the pivot pad, a rhomboid-shaped device that positively locates the cantilever, adds zero mass, improves strength, and allows free movement so that the stylus can more accurately track the groove. Brilliant!


    The generator of Ania is then formed by a floating iron cross attached to the inner tip of the cantilever, hand-wound with incredibly fine ultra-high purity copper wire. This iron cross is some 50% smaller than the original Apheta, making it one of the smallest, lightest weight generators in the world! These parts, including the high-power neodymium magnet, are borrowed directly from the doubly-priced Apheta 2. An elliptical stylus tops off the lightweight aluminum cantilever, while a CAD-designed plastic case protects the delicate internals from prying fingers and well-meaning feather dusters.


    All in all, the new Rega Ania moving coil cartridge demonstrates precisely what makes Rega great- unique solutions to age-old dilemmas, a commitment to quality, commanding performance, and a reasonable price. Did we mention, it's all still built in the UK?

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  • Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Cartridge Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Cartridge Quick View

    $4,390.00
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    Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    In continuation of the Ortofon design tradition and the new paradigm in engineering and manufacturing, we are proud to introduce the MC Windfeld Ti, a new moving coil phono cartridge in the absolute high-end class.


    At the heart of the MC Windfeld Ti lies a revolutionary customized Selective Laser Melting manufacturing technology pioneered by Ortofon for manufacturing of the legendary MC A90 in 2008. The use of Titanium in the MC Windfeld Ti has provided a further improvement to the overall rigidity of the structure and the cartridge weight.


    Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, characteristics in different shapes and materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of the MC Windfeld model. The new MC Windfeld Ti has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge.


    Those who choose to adopt the MC Windfeld Ti will experience the lifelike, dynamic and open sound, with exceedingly clear midrange. The MC Windfeld Ti remains extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details, with its delicate, but also analytical nature.

    The mechanical integration of the MC Windfeld Ti


    Historically, Ortofon has always followed its own path with regard to the mechanical design of the cartridge housing, because mechanical rigidity and total freedom from resonance in the audible range are a precondition for optimal sound quality.


    In the MC Windfeld Ti the cartridge's contact with the tonerarm takes place through three hard, well-defined contact points placed on the fastening section of the cartridge. This means that the mechanical integration of the cartridge and the tonearm arm are always absolutely perfect.


    Flexibility and performance with a range of compatibility


    With optimized weight and moderate compliance to suit the majority of modern tonearms, the MC Windfeld Ti is easy compatible with an endless array of contemporary high-end turntable equipment, including the Ortofon TA-210 and TA-110 tonearms.


    A low output impedance of 7 ohm and a medium output voltage of 0.2 mV makes the Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti a perfect partner for most MC pre-amps as well as step-up transformers, including the Ortofon ST-80 SE.


    When combined with Ortofon's world-class knowledge in analogue sound reproduction, The MC Windfeld Ti will undoubtedly provide sound which is literally unsurpassed and simply has to be experienced.

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    $4,390.00
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  • Sumiko Songbird Cartridge Sumiko Songbird Cartridge Quick View

    $899.00
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    Sumiko Songbird Cartridge


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    The Songbird comes in at a much needed price point perfect for launching the part-time audiophile into some serious listening. As its name suggests, this open-architecture moving coil cartridge excels at providing colorful and rich vocals, and highlights the powerful low and mid-end of funk and rock. The long 7-micron stylus face will handle different cutting angles well, and this cartridge is also great at providing some excitement to otherwise anemic classical system setups.


    Moving Coil Cartridge Trade-In Program


    Sumiko offers the service of trading in worn or damaged Sumiko moving coil cartridges toward a new unit at a
    lower price. We have never "retipped" a cartridge as the word implies; Sumiko has always replaced a cartridge trade-in with a new unit. Please contact our audio advisor for more information.

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    $899.00
    Open-Architecture Moving Coil Cartidge Buy Now
  • Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II Cartridge Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II Cartridge Quick View

    $2,799.00
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    Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II Cartridge


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    Low Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge


    For over five years SUMIKO has provided the Celebration Pearwood Signature to music lovers seeking the musical experience of the finest and most expensive phono pickups at a more reasonable cost. New advances in material technology and construction techniques have allowed for a significant improvement in sound quality and have resulted in the creation of this new Mark II version.


    Improvements to the original Pearwood Celebration include a brand new handcrafted Pearwood cartridge body, refined long-grain boron cantilever, and most notably a new ultra low-mass Ogura Jewel Co. P9 Stylus (Vital Design). In addition, a new, machined billet Teflon back plate features custom hollow and tapered brass mounting pins for ease of installation. These refinements result in a cartridge that offers more extended high frequencies along with bass extension and an extremely articulate mid-band range. . The Pearwood Celebration II embodies all the virtues that over 25 years of experience in designing and distributing the finest in analog products.


    Moving Coil Cartridge Trade-In Program


    Sumiko offers the service of trading in worn or damaged Sumiko moving coil cartridges toward a new unit at a
    lower price. We have never "retipped" a cartridge as the word implies; Sumiko has always replaced a cartridge trade-in with a new unit. Please contact our audio advisor for more information.

    Sumiko
    $2,799.00
    Low Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Buy Now
  • Sumiko Starling Cartridge Sumiko Starling Cartridge Quick View

    $1,899.00
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    Sumiko Starling Cartridge


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    Our new flagship open-architecture moving coil cartridge uses the same resonance-reducing body design as the Songbird, but introduces a long-grain boron cantilever and a Micro-Ridge stylus. This allows the Starling to render the grandeur of an orchestra while still preserving air and space, and also realize every detail of a nuanced Jazz recording with its responsive dynamics and deep silences. The mechanical silence of the Starling concedes a dynamic linearity across the entire spectrum that allows it to handle even the most demanding passages with effortless poise and convincing drive.


    Moving Coil Cartridge Trade-In Program


    Sumiko offers the service of trading in worn or damaged Sumiko moving coil cartridges toward a new unit at a
    lower price. We have never "retipped" a cartridge as the word implies; Sumiko has always replaced a cartridge trade-in with a new unit. Please contact our audio advisor for more information.

    Sumiko
    $1,899.00
    Open-Architecture Moving Coil Cartidge Buy Now
  • Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge Quick View

    $4,499.00
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    Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge


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    Low Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge


    For over thirty-five years, SUMIKO has provided a comprehensive range of phono cartridges to music lovers seeking the finest musical experience at a variety of price points. In fact, the great market success of SUMIKO phono cartridges has hinged on their phenomenal cost-to-performance ratio. The Palo Santos Presentation is no exception. New design requirements incorporating advances in material technology and construction techniques have resulted in a significantly improved product which delivers a highly refined and resolved, yet musically satisfying sound quality previously unavailable at or even near its price.


    Improvements grace virtually every facet of the product to differentiate it from its smaller sibling the Pearwood Celebration II. Most significant is the new generator anchoring system, which has substantially improved rigidity and reduced resonance and background noise to previously unheard of levels. From the new handcrafted Palo Santos (Brazilian Rosewood) body, which is shorter in height to add vision when mounting and aligning this cartridge, to the Long Grain Boron cantilever and new Line Contact stylus, which significantly improves resolution, the Palo Santos Presentation truly deserves the title as our flagship offering.


    Moving Coil Cartridge Trade-In Program


    Sumiko offers the service of trading in worn or damaged Sumiko moving coil cartridges toward a new unit at a
    lower price. We have never "retipped" a cartridge as the word implies; Sumiko has always replaced a cartridge trade-in with a new unit. Please contact our audio advisor for more information.

    Sumiko
    $4,499.00
    Low Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Buy Now
  • Delirium Delirium Quick View

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    Delirium

    With their 8th studio album the Italian Gothfathers decided it was time to up the ante, switch into heavy mode and finally take full creative control over every aspect of their album "Delirium". They created an audio-visual setting that is allowing for flashing glimpses of a dark place that will take their listeners on an entrancing trip. Or as LACUNA COIL say in their very own synopsis of "Delirium"


    "'Delirium' is about the horrors that we must face in everyday life by exploring the unknown, and to one day, hopefully find the cure." After being heavily involved with previous productions Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati took over the leading role as producer together with his fellow bandmates. Marco Barusso co-produced as well as recorded the guitar solos for "Delirium" Mark Vollelunga of Nothing More added a solo to "Blood, Tears, Dust" while Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge and many more) came up with a tailor-made one for "Downfall". However, LACUNA COIL went even further with Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati creating the artwork for "Delirium" himself, based on an atmospheric session captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Olgiati.

    1. The House Of Shame
    2. Broken Things
    3. Delirium
    4. Blood, Tears, Dust
    5. Downfall
    6. Take Me Home
    7. You Love Me 'Cause I Hate You
    8. Ghost In The Mist
    9. My Demons
    10. Claustrophobia
    11. Ultima Ratio
    12. Studio Bonus Track 1
    13. Studio Bonus Track 2
    13. Cover of Madonna's "Live To Tell"
    Lacuna Coil
    $25.99
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  • Broken Crown Halo Broken Crown Halo Quick View

    $19.99
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    Broken Crown Halo

    The Jay Baumgardner-produced 'Broken Crown Halo' is an 11-track effort that the group describes as "a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days - it's a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way."


    Further discussing the creation of the disc, the group added, "We set the bar pretty high with 'Dark Adrenaline' and it hasn't been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven't felt before." They stated that they were influenced by the usage of vintage gear, watching Italian horror movies and finding inspiration in bands likes Goblin. They conclude, "'Broken Crown Halo' is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order and letting nothing stand in our way."


    - Loudwire

    1. Nothing Stands in Our Way
    2. Zombies
    3. Hostage to the Light
    4. Victims
    5. Die & Rise
    6. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)
    7. Cybersleep
    8. Infection
    9. I Burn for You
    10. In the End I Feel Alive
    11. On Cold Day
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    Karmacode

    2018 Reissue - 180 Gram Red Colored Vinyk


    Karmacode is the fourth studio album by Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil, originally released on 31 March 2006.

    1. Fragile
    2. To the Edge
    3. Our Truth
    4. Within Me
    5. Devoted
    6. You Create
    7. What I See
    8. Fragments of Faith
    9. Closer
    10. In Visible Light
    11. The Game
    12. Without Fear
    13. Enjoy The Silence
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  • Ortofon MC Century Cartridge (Pre-Order) Ortofon MC Century Cartridge (Pre-Order) Quick View

    $12,000.00
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    Ortofon MC Century Cartridge (Pre-Order)

    Ortofon


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.



    Limited To 100 Pieces Worldwide


    The MC Century represents the absolute top of Moving Coil cartridges. This state of the art product is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology.



    The MC Century represents numerous Ortofon design elements and ideals:


    • The housing and the body of the cartridge are made in Titanium with SLM technique.
    • High performance iron-cobalt alloy is applied for some parts of the magnet system.
    • The armature damping system provides complete elimination of unwanted resonance.
    • Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond, thin and light, with an extraordinarily large contact surface, tracing accuracy unparalleled by any other needle in existence.
    • The crystal structure and exceptional hardness of the new Diamond cantilever ensures the best possible interface between the stylus and the armature.
    • The combination of Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond on Diamond cantilever provides extremely responsive and transparent sound reproduction.

    Advancements in technology


    An engineering feature adding to the damping capability of the MC Century cartridge is the Selective Laser Melting process in which fine particles of Titanium are welded together, layer-by-layer, to construct a single piece body devoid of unnecessary material.


    Using this technique the density of the body can be precisely controlled, allowing for extremely high internal damping. The final result provides absolute freedom from resonances existing in the cartridge body material and allows for the MC Century to be perfectly matched with an extremely wide array of different tonearms.


    Because of the nature of SLM-based construction, each cartridge body is cosmetically unique and will show small dimples or lines under close examination.


    Extremely high-end materials


    Using expensive ultrapure oxygen free copper allows for zero-loss transmission of the diamonds movements via Diamond cantilever. This combination combines low moving mass with an extremely high degree of rigidity.


    The specially designed precision moulded non-magnetic armature achieves an extreme precision in each coil turn in all layers. The armature design allows a very well defined interface to the rubber absorbers. The material applied for the armature has very high strength and rigidity.


    The bottom cover has been constructed from a special proprietary TPE (Thermo-Plastic Elastomer) material, which provides extremely high damping.


    A low output impedance of 6 ohm and a low output voltage of 0.2 mV makes the Ortofon MC Century a perfect partner for most step-up transformers as well as active MC pre-amps, including the Ortofon ST-80 SE.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $12,000.00
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  • Concerto v2 Cartridge Concerto v2 Cartridge Quick View

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    Concerto v2 Cartridge


    With a dynamic range of up to 70 decibels and a total weight of only seven grams, the MC Concerto V2 qualifies itself for the top league of moving coil cartridges.


    Within this satin wood body the technology is outstanding, housing 24-carat gold coils and a patented eight-magnet array unique to our V2 range. Further champion-level ingredients are the boron cantilever and Micro HD stylus. A recipe to win the trophy of sound championship.

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  • Essence MC Cartridge Essence MC Cartridge Quick View

    $1,500.00
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    Essence MC Cartridge


    The MC Concept combines high-quality moving coil technology with a minimalist design.


    Take the best and make it better sometimes the Clearaudio motto proves to be quite a challenge. Especially when it calls for a brand new cartridge design that will improve upon our entry-level Concept MC cartridge but without breaking a key price point!


    How did we do it? By taking the 'essence' of the Concept MC design and applying even tighter controls to every element of its construction. The boron cantilever, the micro-line stylus and of course the Clearaudio-patented moving coil generator have been subjected to the most stringent scrutiny, thus ensuring superb dynamics, fine resolution and channel matching of better than 0.5dB.


    The electrical parameters are such that the Essence MC will match with almost any MC phonostage, guaranteeing superb results: natural tonality, three-dimensional sound-staging, vivid dynamics and captivating musicality. That's the Essence of our new MC!

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    $1,500.00
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