PHONO CARTRIDGES, STYLI, Repairs & Re-tipping

PHONO CARTRIDGES - ENTRY LEVEL MOVING MAGNET

A selection that includes brands such as Audio Technica, Nagoaka and Ortofon.

GARROT CARTRIDGE REPAIRS & RE-TIPPING

If you have a high quality cartridge which you wish to upgrade, or one which has lost its diamond stylus, use registered post to send it to us for retipping. Turnaround time for the service is usually 3 - 6 weeks.

PHONO CARTRIDGES - MOVING COIL

Moving coil cartridges are generally regarded as providing the best performance, but they are expensive to manufacture and therefore range from medium prices to stratospheric. The majority have a very low output which requires a different circuit and more amplification than a moving magnet cartridges. Make sure your phono preamp has an MC setting for these. There are a few moving coil cartridges that have a higher output and these can be used with the MM setting of a phono preamp.

Typically, moving coil cartridges are heavier than moving magnet, and with lower compliance are more suited to medium and higher mass tonearms.

Another characteristic of moving coil cartridges is that they do not have removable stylus assemblies which means that if the diamond is worn the whole cartridge has to be replaced or sent for re-tipping at a service such as the Garrott Lab. Some manufacturers (such as Ortofon) have a tradein scheme whereby you receive a discount (usually about 10% of the original price) off the price of the same or higher priced cartridge. 

PHONO CARTRIDGES - MOVING MAGNET

Moving magnet cartridges range in price from well under $100 to over $1000. They offer the best performance and value for money in the lower price ranges compared to moving coil. A major advantage is the fact that their stylus assemblies are removable so can be replaced at typically 50 to 75% of the cost of a new cartridge.

STYLI

A stylus assembly consists of a plastic moulding, suspension "rubber", cantilever, and diamond tip. The term needle is often used for a record player's pointy bit but that goes back to the very early gramophones where a piece of sharpened wood or metal like a needle was used to track the grooves of a 78 rpm record. Once microgroove vinyl records became the standard the "needles" have been diamond tipped cantilevers of various designs and qualities.

We have a sister site that specialises in Stylus Replacement: www.soundring.com.au

 

 

 



AUDIO TECHNICA  AT95 cartridge with hyper-elliptical stylus

AUDIO TECHNICA AT95 cartridge with hyper-elliptic

better tracking, lower wear, and more detail retrieval

$159.50 AT95HE

AUDIO TECHNICA AT3482P P-mount cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT3482P P-mount cartridge

$79.95 AT3482P

ORTOFON 2M Bronze nude fine line stylus

ORTOFON 2M Bronze nude fine line stylus

$395.00 O2MSBR

AUDIO TECHNICA  ATN100E stylus assembly for AT100E Phono Cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA ATN100E stylus assembly for AT100E

This is just the stylus assembly

$69.95 ATN100E

AUDIO TECHNICA  Elliptical stylus for AT95EX cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA Elliptical stylus for AT95EX cartr

For the LP5 turntable

$79.95 ATN95EX

AUDIO TECHNICA  Microline stylus for AT150MLX

AUDIO TECHNICA Microline stylus for AT150MLX

$550.00 ATN150MLX

AUDIO TECHNICA  Microline stylus for AT440MLb

AUDIO TECHNICA Microline stylus for AT440MLb

Discontinued model - limited stock available

$297.00 ATN440MLb

AUDIO TECHNICA AT-F7 moving coil cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT-F7 moving coil cartridge

Best value moving coil cartridge

$396.00 ATF7

AUDIO TECHNICA AT120E mm cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT120E mm cartridge

$199.00 AT120Eb

AUDIO TECHNICA AT7V mm cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT7V mm cartridge

$297.00 AT7V

Audio Technica VM520EB Moving Magnet Cartridge

Audio Technica VM520EB Moving Magnet Cartridge

Bonded elliptical model in AT new VM Line

$239.00 VM520EB

AUDIO TECHNICA VM540ML mm phono cartridge with MicroLine stylus

AUDIO TECHNICA VM540ML mm phono cartridge with Mic

One of the 9 NEW VM series mm cartridges

$429.00 VM540ML

Audio Technica VM610MONO Moving Magnet Mono Cartridge

Audio Technica VM610MONO Moving Magnet Mono Cartri

Dedicated to monaural sound LPs & 45s

$259.00 VM610MONO

Audio Technica VM670SP Moving Magnet Mono Cartridge

Audio Technica VM670SP Moving Magnet Mono Cartridg

For shellac 78s & phonograph records

$289.00 VM670SP

Audio Technica VM740ML Moving Magnet Cartridge

Audio Technica VM740ML Moving Magnet Cartridge

One of the 9 NEW VM series mm cartridges

$495.00 VM740ML

GARROTT K2 elliptical

GARROTT K2 elliptical

$325.00 GK2

GARROTT Replacement stylus for P77i

GARROTT Replacement stylus for P77i

$495.00 GPS77i