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  AT100E  Phono Cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT100E Phono Cartridge

$95.00 AT100E

20% OFF RRP $119.00
Audio Technica VM610MONO Moving Magnet Mono Cartridge

Audio Technica VM610MONO Moving Magnet Mono Cartri

Dedicated to monaural sound LPs & 45s

$259.00 VM610MONO

ORTOFON 2M Blue cartridge

ORTOFON 2M Blue cartridge

$295.00 O2MBL

10% OFF RRP $329.00
AT33SA Moving Coil Cartridge

AT33SA Moving Coil Cartridge

The first AT cartridge to feature a Shibata stylus

$1,199.00 AT33SA

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  Microline stylus for AT150MLX

AUDIO TECHNICA Microline stylus for AT150MLX

$485.00 ATN150MLX

AUDIO TECHNICA  Microline stylus for AT440MLa

AUDIO TECHNICA Microline stylus for AT440MLa

$198.00 ATN440MLa

AUDIO TECHNICA  Microline stylus for AT440MLb

AUDIO TECHNICA Microline stylus for AT440MLb

$220.00 ATN440MLb

AUDIO TECHNICA ART9 Flagship Moving Coil Cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA ART9 Flagship Moving Coil Cartridge

This is real music at its best

$1,499.00 ATART9

AUDIO TECHNICA AT-F7 moving coil cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT-F7 moving coil cartridge

Best value moving coil cartridge

$315.00 ATF7

20% OFF RRP $396.00
AUDIO TECHNICA AT120E mm cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT120E mm cartridge

$199.00 AT120E

AUDIO TECHNICA AT150MLX cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT150MLX cartridge

$616.00 AT150MLX

AUDIO TECHNICA AT3482P P-mount cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT3482P P-mount cartridge

$69.95 AT3482PB

AUDIO TECHNICA AT7V mm cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT7V mm cartridge

$250.00 AT7V