PHONO CARTRIDGES, STYLI, Repairs & Re-tipping

PHONO CARTRIDGES - ENTRY LEVEL MOVING MAGNET

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

GARROTT 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

 

 

 



 OC9XEN Moving coil stereo cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA

OC9XEN Moving coil stereo cartridge

Low mass nude elliptical stylus and aluminium cantilever

$599.00 ATOC9XEN

14% OFF RRP $699.00
2M 78 stylus

ORTOFON

2M 78 stylus

Genuine Ortofon 2M 78 replacement stylus

$149.00 O2MS78

2M Black nude shibata stylus

ORTOFON

2M Black nude shibata stylus

$660.00 O2MSBK

14% OFF RRP $769.00
2M Blue nude elliptical stylus

ORTOFON

2M Blue nude elliptical stylus

$279.00 O2MSBL

2M Bronze nude fine line stylus

ORTOFON

2M Bronze nude fine line stylus

$499.00 O2MSBR

2M Red elliptical stylus

ORTOFON

2M Red elliptical stylus

$149.00 O2MSRE

78RPM stylus for Audio Technica AT95

JICO

78RPM stylus for Audio Technica AT95

$100.00 160733

ART9X Flagship Moving Coil Cartridges

AUDIO TECHNICA

ART9X Flagship Moving Coil Cartridges

Shibata or Special Line Contact diamonds

From $2,299.00 ATART9X

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AT33SA Moving Coil Cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA

AT33SA Moving Coil Cartridge

The first AT cartridge to feature a Shibata stylus

$1,199.00 AT33SA

AT81CP P-mount cartridge including stylus

AUDIO TECHNICA

AT81CP P-mount cartridge including stylus

$79.95 AT81CP

Cadenza Black

ORTOFON

Cadenza Black

$3,959.00 OCBK

Cadenza Blue

ORTOFON

Cadenza Blue

$2,749.00 OCBU

Cadenza Bronze

ORTOFON

Cadenza Bronze

$3,299.00 OCBZ

Cadenza Mono mc cartridge

ORTOFON

Cadenza Mono mc cartridge

$1,759.00 OCM

Cadenza Red

ORTOFON

Cadenza Red

$1,869.00 OCRD

E Series low output mc cartridge

HANA

E Series low output mc cartridge

Elliptical stylus

$755.00 HEL

Elliptical stylus for  K1, K2, K3

GARROTT

Elliptical stylus for K1, K2, K3

$250.00 GKS2

Elliptical stylus for AT95E

AUDIO TECHNICA

Elliptical stylus for AT95E

$66.00 ATN95E

Elliptical stylus for AT95EX cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA

Elliptical stylus for AT95EX cartridge

For the LP5 turntable

$79.95 ATN95EX

FGS stylus for  Optim FGS

GARROTT

FGS stylus for Optim FGS

$660.00 GOSFGS

FGS stylus for  Optim Ruby FGS cartridge

GARROTT

FGS stylus for Optim Ruby FGS cartridge

$720.00 GOSRFGS

Genuine Shure N70B Stylus

SHURE

Genuine Shure N70B Stylus

$89.95 SN70B

Genuine Shure SS35C Stylus

SHURE

Genuine Shure SS35C Stylus

$89.95 SS35C

Glider SL mc phono cartridge

BENZ MICRO

Glider SL mc phono cartridge

$1,390.00 BMGSL