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  • Otello Cartridge Otello Cartridge Quick View

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    Otello Cartridge


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    Rebuild Price: $100


    The Otello Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    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


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $399.95
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  • CI Audio PEQ-1 MKII MM/MC Phono Preamplifier CI Audio PEQ-1 MKII MM/MC Phono Preamplifier Quick View

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    CI Audio PEQ-1 MKII MM/MC Phono Preamplifier



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    Channel Islands Audio is proud to announce the release of our long-awaited PEQ•1 MKII MM/MC Phono Preamplifier!


    Features



    • Ultra-Low noise

    • Ultra-Low harmonic & intermodulation distortion (THD/IMD)

    • Dual-Mono Design for low crosstalk

    • Heavy steel faraday cage for high resistance to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference

    • Rear panel DIP switches for convenient configuration & adjustment

    • 5 Year Warranty

    • Handcrafted in USA


    The PEQ•1 is a versatile design offering outstanding performance with a wide variety of phono cartridge types.


    This new dual-mono design is aimed at music lovers seeking the utmost life-like performance from their vinyl collection. Dynamic and detailed, yet smooth and rich, with soundstage and imaging to create realism rarely heard.


    Power


    The internal design of PEQ•1 starts with a dual AC input (one for each channel).


    When the outboard power supply is connected, the AC is fed to two independent filter/regulation circuits (1 per channel). These circuits feed the L & R audio stages with ultra-low noise on par with the best battery technologies, and without the inconvenience. There is also a Chassis Ground switch to optimize chassis shielding.


    The standard AC supply is an AC wall adapter type with a single winding feeding the L&R circuits.


    This supply is 120V input only.


    Countries with 220~240V mains must use the AC·15 MKII Upgrade Supply.


    The AC·15 MKII Upgrade Supply Features:


    • Large Toroidal Transformer with dual outputs (1 per channel)

    • AC Line Filtering

    • Dual common-mode choke filtering (1 per channel)

    • 120V/240V Selectable Input Voltage

    • Rear Panel Power Switch

    • Detachable AC Input & Output cables



    Audio Circuit


    Input signals are connected via highest quality Cardas™ panel-mounted RCA jacks. The input jacks are routed to two independent mono circuits of identical layout. This assures exact performance from both channels and reduces crosstalk.


    Circuit topology consists of an input gain stage with selectable resistive load, capacitance, gain, and subsonic filter. This gain stage is followed by a passive high frequency cut, then an active bass boost to create the RIAA equalization curve, then to the output jacks.


    Careful layout yields a very short signal path from input to output, and a combination of star grounding power supply components/ground plane for the audio circuits, result in a silent background and immunity to EMI/RFI pickup. The entire circuit board is then housed in a heavy steel faraday cage to further reject outside interference, then inside the attractive aluminum outer chassis.


    Highest quality components are used throughout:


    Cardas™ jacks, Nichicon Muse™ NP power supply capacitors, Vishay™ 2% Polypropylene signal and bypass capacitors, Takman™ metal film & carbon films resistors, and Grayhill™ switches.


    5 Year Warranty


    Enjoy peace of mind with our comprehensive 5 year warranty. Full service information is included in the product manual.


    CI Audio
    $995.00
    PEQ-1 MKII MM/MC Phono Preamplifier Buy Now
  • Charisma V2 MM Cartridge Charisma V2 MM Cartridge Quick View

    $2,000.00
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    Charisma V2 MM Cartridge



    As Clearaudio continue to advance standards in our range of moving coil (MC) cartridges, we felt it was equally time to turn our attention to the moving magnet (MM) range and to make a new statement.


    From the concept V2 to the Maestro V2, our MM cartridges have long been at the forefront of the moving magnet field and have proved popular among music lovers for their distinctive high quality.


    The Charisma V2 is the new flagship of the Clearaudio MM cartridge range.


    Only the finest materials qualified for inclusion, including the same diamond-coated Boron cantilever found in our world-leading Goldfinger Statement MC cartridge.


    The use of highly efficient magnets gives the dynamic Charisma V2 an almost record-breaking output, easily enough to amply drive less sensitive phono stages. The double-polished diamond stylus is mounted on the cantilever with matchless precision, ensuring excellent frequency response and the highest channel separation.


    The cartridge body is made from the finest ebony wood and is set with a precious metal-bearing inlay.


    The result? A quality of sound that, until now, seemed unachievable from MM cartridges. Utterly charismatic.

    Clearaudio Cartridges
    $2,000.00
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  • Ortofon 2M Bronze Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Bronze Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $440.00
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    Ortofon 2M Bronze Phono Cartridge

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    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    The 2M Bronze features a nude Fine Line diamond stylus, which is particularly suited for demanding applications. The slim profile of the Fine Line stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear.


    The cartridge body used for the 2M Bronze is manufactured from a newly-developed Lexan DMX Piano Black, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances. The 2M Bronze uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $440.00
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  • Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $755.00
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    Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge

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    The Ortofon 2M Black is quite possibly the best moving magnet cartridge on the planet. With a nude Shibata diamond, it retrieves information from the groove effortlessly and flawlessly. The 2M Black is easy to recommend for music lovers of all types.

    - Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound


    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    The 2M Black is the new moving magnet flagship from Ortofon. The 2M black is graced with a Shibata diamond stylus - the same diamond as on the acclaimed MC Jubilee. Its slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the groove walls and ensures notably detailed reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information. Users of the 2M Black will enjoy the benefit of impeccable sound quality, along with reduced record & stylus wear and reduced distortion and phase error as a result of the diamond's improved tracking geometry.


    The cartridge body used for the 2M Black is manufactured from a newly-developed Lexan DMX Piano Black, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances. The 2M Black uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $755.00
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  • Ortofon 2M Blue Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Blue Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $236.00
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    Ortofon 2M Blue Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    In a nutshell then, the new Ortofon 2M Blue and Red moving magnet cartridges offer a thoroughly modern sound that suits today's albums. Both are highly revealing and an engaging listen that is nothing other than very impressive at the price.

    - Hifi World Review


    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with the unrelenting commitment of Ortofon to provide the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.


    The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.


    The 2M Blue uses an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV.


    2M Blue features a Nude elliptical diamond.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $236.00
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  • Artist v2 MM Cartridge Artist v2 MM Cartridge Quick View

    $650.00
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    Artist v2 MM Cartridge



    The Clearaudio V2 moving magnet cartridges are meticulously measured, analysed, and hand-selected into four performance levels. In this way Clearaudio achieves the best stereo channel matching, minimum phase error and distortion, flattest frequency response and highest dynamic range at each price point.


    The cartridges produce an audiophile sound of superlative quality - spatially detailed and vividly textured, with bass that does not wallow and treble that is not harsh. The models of the Clearaudio MM V2 series provide outstanding sound quality on all current tonearms.


    The Artist v2 is made with with housings of hand-polished ebony - the key to record-breaking weight values.

    Clearaudio Cartridges
    $650.00
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  • Maestro v2 MM Cartridge Maestro v2 MM Cartridge Quick View

    $1,300.00
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    Maestro v2 MM Cartridge



    The Clearaudio V2 moving magnet cartridges are meticulously measured, analysed, and hand-selected into four performance levels. In this way Clearaudio achieves the best stereo channel matching, minimum phase error and distortion, flattest frequency response and highest dynamic range at each price point.


    The cartridges produce an audiophile sound of superlative quality - spatially detailed and vividly textured, with bass that does not wallow and treble that is not harsh. The models of the Clearaudio MM V2 series provide outstanding sound quality on all current tonearms.


    The Maestro v2 is made with with housings of hand-polished ebony - the key to record-breaking weight values.

    Clearaudio Cartridges
    $1,300.00
    Moving Magnet Cartridge Buy Now
  • Concept v2 MM Cartridge Concept v2 MM Cartridge Quick View

    $250.00
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    Concept v2 MM Cartridge

    The Clearaudio V2 moving magnet cartridges are meticulously measured, analysed, and hand-selected into four performance levels. In this way Clearaudio achieves the best stereo channel matching, minimum phase error and distortion, flattest frequency response and highest dynamic range at each price point.


    The cartridges produce an audiophile sound of superlative quality - spatially detailed and vividly textured, with bass that does not wallow and treble that is not harsh. The models of the Clearaudio MM V2 series provide outstanding sound quality on all current tonearms.

    Clearaudio Cartridges
    $250.00
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  • Performer v2 MM Cartridge Performer v2 MM Cartridge Quick View

    $450.00
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    Performer v2 MM Cartridge



    The Clearaudio V2 moving magnet cartridges are meticulously measured, analysed, and hand-selected into four performance levels. In this way Clearaudio achieves the best stereo channel matching, minimum phase error and distortion, flattest frequency response and highest dynamic range at each price point.


    The cartridges produce an audiophile sound of superlative quality - spatially detailed and vividly textured, with bass that does not wallow and treble that is not harsh. The models of the Clearaudio MM V2 series provide outstanding sound quality on all current tonearms.


    The Performer v2 is made with with housings of hand-polished ebony - the key to record-breaking weight values.

    Clearaudio Cartridges
    $450.00
    Moving Magnet Cartridge Buy Now
  • Virtuoso v2 MM Cartridge Virtuoso v2 MM Cartridge Quick View

    $950.00
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    Virtuoso v2 MM Cartridge



    The Clearaudio V2 moving magnet cartridges are meticulously measured, analysed, and hand-selected into four performance levels. In this way Clearaudio achieves the best stereo channel matching, minimum phase error and distortion, flattest frequency response and highest dynamic range at each price point.


    The cartridges produce an audiophile sound of superlative quality - spatially detailed and vividly textured, with bass that does not wallow and treble that is not harsh. The models of the Clearaudio MM V2 series provide outstanding sound quality on all current tonearms.


    The Virtuoso v2 is made with with housings of hand-polished ebony - the key to record-breaking weight values.

    Clearaudio Cartridges
    $950.00
    Moving Magnet Cartridge Buy Now
  • Clearaudio Concept Black with Concept Tonearm and Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box) Clearaudio Concept Black with Concept Tonearm and Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box) Quick View

    $1,530.00
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    Clearaudio Concept Black with Concept Tonearm and Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box)


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    Open Box


    The Clearaudio Concept is a winner. For many, it may be the turntable that gets them into this hobby. Others may find it all the turntable they'll ever need.

    - Erick Lichte, Stereophile, July 2012


    My first impressions were of a very smooth-sounding, quiet turntable-tonearm-cartridge assembly. Those ended up being my lasting impressions impressions as well.

    - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, June 2011


    Clearaudio's vision for the concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability.


    Beneath the refined, contemporary exterior lies a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio. The concept's chassis comprises a core of natural medium-density wood fibre within an aluminium surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound. This composite of materials eliminates the detrimental effects caused by unwanted vibrations.


    The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the chassis, isolating the record from any mechanical interference. The concept tonearm features a magnetic bearing that is friction-free for extremely low distortion and superb performance. The package is completed with the high-quality Clearaudio CONCEPT MC CARTRIDGE. With the concept turntable package, Clearaudio offers you an extremely innovative design that is very affordable.


    The revolutionary concept combines the highest quality of music playback with a design that has won several awards worldwide - including the German Design Award and 'Best Turntable' award from 'What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision' magazine. With the concept, to find an affordable entry point to the high-end world is a breeze. It reveals the magic of optimum sound reproduction even for those music lovers who could not previously afford this experience. You can buy the concept in a package with specially developed MOVING MAGNET (MM) or MOVING COIL (MC) cartridges. A frictionless magnetic bearing tonearm is responsible for the optimal performance of the cartridges. All critical parameters from cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in our factory. The concept represents the ideal of stress-free 'plug and play': unpack, connect, put the record on the platter - and just enjoy music. There was never more audiophile technology in this class of turntables.


    This item is not eligible for discount.


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    $1,530.00
    Clearaudio Concept Black Turntable with Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box) Buy Now
  • Pro-Ject Phono Box MM Pro-Ject Phono Box MM Quick View

    $79.00
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    Pro-Ject Phono Box MM


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    For MM Cartridges


    MM Phono Rreamp


    Preamplifier for MM cartridges. Precise RIAA equalisation and Low noise floor. Output stage with ultra-low impedance with Gold-plated RCA socket.


    Pro-Ject
    $79.00
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  • Sumiko Pearl Cartridge Sumiko Pearl Cartridge Quick View

    $119.00
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    Sumiko Pearl Cartridge


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    Enclosed Architecture High Output MM Phono Cartridge


    Moving magnet, alloy cantilever, bonded elliptical stylus, and 4.0-mV output.

    Sumiko
    $119.00
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  • Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge Quick View

    $100.00
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    Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge


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    Enclosed Architecture High Output MM Phono Cartridge


    Moving magnet, alloy cantilever bonded spherical stylus, and 4.0-mV output.

    Sumiko
    $100.00
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  • Sumiko Oyster Cartridge Sumiko Oyster Cartridge Quick View

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    Sumiko Oyster Cartridge


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    Enclosed Architecture High Output MM Phono Cartridge


    Moving magnet, alloy cantilever, bonded spherical stylus, and 4.0-mV output.

    Sumiko
    $79.00
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  • Ortofon OM-5E Phono Cartridge Ortofon OM-5E Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $70.00
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    Ortofon OM-5E Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    The OM 5E is a magnetic cartridge (MM) with an elliptical shaped stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback for general purpose applications.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $70.00
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  • Rega Fono mm Phono Stage Pre-Amplifier (Black) Rega Fono mm Phono Stage Pre-Amplifier (Black) Quick View

    $399.99
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    Rega Fono mm Phono Stage Pre-Amplifier (Black)

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    The Rega Fono is a high quality discrete component phono mm preamplifier.


    Works with all Rega mm cartridges as well as with many other manufacturers cartridges.


    Like the Ear, the new Fono benefits from an all new extruded aluminium case and new styling giving it more of a family feel, to match its illustrious big brothers.


    The Fono simply connects to the line input on the amplifier, and the tonearm leads and earth (if used) to the input socket and earth terminal of the Fono back panel.


    Rega
    $399.99
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  • Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge Quick View

    $599.00
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    Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge


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    Easily our most ambitious moving magnet cartridge to date, the Amethyst features a nude Line-Contact stylus and an upgraded generator assembly providing ultra-low noise, hair-raising dynamics, and superior tracking. This unique setup benefits from the same physically-generated electromotive forces fundamental to MM designs which accurately recreate the original sound of any recording. The Amethyst is an easy choice when looking for the most performance possible along with the versatility to pair well with nearly any phono stage on the market.

    Sumiko
    $599.00
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  • Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge Quick View

    $356.00
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    Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    The new Ortofon 2M MONO Series - the true MONO from Ortofon!


    The 2M Series of cartridges is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today. 2M Series provides excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.


    2M Mono Plug and Play model


    The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm. The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $356.00
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  • Ortofon OM 1S Phono Cartridge Ortofon OM 1S Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $59.00
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    Ortofon OM 1S Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    Our Optimum Match (OM) cartridges match most tonearms perfectly. An OM cartridge from Ortofon makes it possible to upgrade the performance of an entire music system very easily by upgrading the stylus. We offer a wide range of replacement styli for OM cartridges.


    With the OM cartridge you instantly hear the improvement: music you've heard many times takes on new dimensions.


    The OM 1S is a magnetic cartridge (MM) with a Spherical shaped stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback for general purpose applications.


    If your tonearm has a standard headshell or a cartridge mount, then step up to optimal sound reproduction with OM's. A glance at anyone of these cartridges will reveal Ortofon's answer to perfect tonearm matching. Ingeniously tucked into the top of the mounting bracket is a tiny, removable weight-plate.


    If your tonearm is an standard tonearm, just leave the weight-plate.


    If your tonearm is one of the low mass types, then simply remove the weight. The mass of your OM cartridge is now a mere 2.5g




    Ortofon Cartridges
    $59.00
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  • Ortofon 2M Red Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Red Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $100.00
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    Ortofon 2M Red Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    ...One sophisticated and musical cartridge - for the price of a nice dinner for two.

    - Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound


    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with the unrelenting commitment of Ortofon to provide the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.


    The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.


    The 2M Red uses an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV.


    2M Red features a tipped elliptical diamond.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $100.00
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  • Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $125.00
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    Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    Spherical 65um Diamond, true mono, for 78s


    The 2M 78 Series - the true MONO from Ortofon!


    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with the unrelenting commitment of Ortofon to provide the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.


    The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.


    The 2M 78 features a 65um diamond for playback of 78rpm records, and a true-mono engine.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $125.00
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  • VPI Zephyr Moving Iron Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned) VPI Zephyr Moving Iron Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

    $599.00
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    VPI Zephyr Moving Iron Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned)


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    Certified Pre-Owned


    The First Cartridge Designed Specifically for VPI Tables


    When two great minds like Harry Weisfeld of VPI and Peter Ledermann of Soundsmith get together, anything is possible. The result, in this case, is the VPI Zephyr by Soundsmith, the first cartridge to bear the VPI logo and the first cartridge optimized for all the unique parameters of VPI's JMW unipivot tonearms. The Zephyr is specifically designed to reduce azimuth smear, a distortion artifact created by unipivot tonearms and eccentric records.


    The VPI Zephyr is incomparable when mounted to a VPI JMW tonearm. An extremely faithful tracker, the Zephyr suspension allows the tonearm to work its magic, revealing a whole new level of performance from the combination. The Zephyr's warm tonal balance clearly complements any VPI table, its ingenious construction matching VPI's own exceptional design.


    "Peter Ledermann is one of the best cartridge designers, making some of the most musical cartridges in the world. I wanted a cartridge that sounded like his [$4,500] Sussuro to mate perfectly with the VPI Classic, both sonically and physically. Basically, I wanted the sound of the Sussuro at a much more reasonable price, built specifically for the Classic. The Zephyr fits the bill. It really sounds wonderful on the Classic. I set one up and it sounded incredible right away. It's a low compliance low output cartridge, with the smoothness of a reel to reel tape."

    -- Harry Weisfeld, Owner and Lead Designer of VPI


    A brilliant melding of technologies, the Zephyr is a hybrid design, with using the true elliptical stylus and lightweight aluminum cantilever from SSM's own Carmen and a trickle-down of the suspension and motor assembly from the Sussurro. This unique internal damping system provides proper transmission of energy through the entire moving system, creating a proper mechanical impedance match between cartridge and tonearm. This gives the Zephyr unparalleled speed, resolution and dynamic range with a gorgeous tonal balance to complement a wide variety of music.


    The VPI Zephyr is a heavy weight cartridge at 10.27Gms and has low compliance making it best suitable for use with JMW tonearms. Output is 2.2mV, so the Zephyr works well with most MM phono preamps. Works with arms from 8Gms to 30Gms effective weight. All Soundsmith cartridges are Made in the USA.


    Moving Iron Design

    A Moving Iron cartridge design has both the magnets and the coils fixed in place. A very low-mass and extremely precisely wound iron cross is affixed to the cantilever/stylus assembly and placed between the magnets and coils; as the iron cross moves in the magnetic field it generates signal voltage. Since only the iron cross moves, more coil windings (higher output) and heavier magnets (more powerful) may be used without penalty. Other advantages to the MI design are very low moving mass (greater resolution) and superior channel separation (better imaging).

    Demo Discounts
    $599.00
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