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  • The Ultimate Analogue Test LP The Ultimate Analogue Test LP Quick View

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    The Ultimate Analogue Test LP

    Editors Editors Editors Editors


    Analogue Productions set out to produce the ultimate test record.


    We've consulted many experts in the field, including mastering engineers, audio experts, turntable experts and audiophile listeners, to create a test record that's never been made before. When Barry Wolifson from Sterling Sound in New York City called us with the same idea we had been thinking about - that being to create the ultimate test record - he and our audio expert Clark Williams began to brainstorm and research ideas until they were both completely satisfied with what should go on the record.


    Most of the test records in the past have been made to test a variety of equipment. This test record excludes silly cannon shots, typewriters, voices on one channel and other useless fluff. This one specifically addresses your turntable and cartridge. It's designed to provide the basic test signals necessary to calibrate a turntable or cutting lathe as simply as possible. Most of the signals have specific implications, but it is certainly possible to use them in any number of novel ways.


    This record was mastered and cut on a Neumann VMS 80 lathe at Sterling Sound and pressed at Record Technology, Inc. on high-quality, 180-gram virgin vinyl.


    Side 1

    General Reference Level

    This 1 kHz reference tone will allow you to establish a "base level" for all measurements.
    Track 1 1Khz reference tone 7cm/s Mono, in phase (Lateral)

    Basic reference for all measurements, adjust meter for maximum convenience (in the studio 0VU).
    Adjust preamp channel balance for equal output.
    Also used to check the offset angle of the photo cartridge; L&R signals should be exactly in phase as displayed on an oscilloscope.


    Azimuth Adjustment

    Track 2 1kHz reference level Left channel only

    Measure Right channel output.

    Track 3 1kHz reference level Right channel only

    Measure Left channel output.

    The object is to sit the stylus exactly perpendicular in the groove.

    Twist cartridge about its radial axis until the measurements from Track 2 and Track 3 are equal or very close to equal for both channels.


    High Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 4, 5 and 6 are used to calibrate the RIAA high frequency equalizer of a phono preamp. This will be used to calibrate a mastering lathe's phono preamplifier or any phono preamplifier that has these adjustments.

    Track 4 1 kHz tone at -20 below reference level, Lateral

    Reference for High Frequency test.

    Track 5 10 kHz reference tone at -20dbu, Lateral
    Adjust the high frequency until the output level equals that of Track 4.

    Track 6 1 kHz to 20 kHz sweep at -20dbu, Mono (Lateral)

    The AC millivoltmeter reading should stay constant across all frequencies. There are a number of factors which can affect frequency response, including cable capacitance, cartridge loading, tracking force and worn parts. Because of this, it can be difficult to achieve perfectly flat frequency response. Sometimes by making small compromises in the 10 kHz adjustment, a better overall frequency response can be achieved.


    Low Frequency Adjustment

    Tracks 7 & 8 are used to calibrate the RIAA low frequency equalizer of a phono preamp.

    Track 7 1 kHz to 20 Hz sweep at 0 VU (Lateral)

    Play Track 7 and measure the output with your AC millivolt meter.

    Ideally, the output will be flat across all frequencies. When viewed on an oscilloscope, the amplitude would remain constant during the frequency downsweep.

    Track 8 100 Hz reference tone at 0 vu (Lateral)
    Adjust LF Eq to reference (which is your reading from Track 1).


    Track 9 VTA adjust

    This is an IEC intermodulation distortion (IMD) test signal; 60Hz & 4kHz 4:1 ratio.

    Using an IMD tester, adjust VTA by raising or lowering the tonearm for minimum distortion.


    Track 10 Standard Wow & Flutter test signal; 3150Hz
    The Wow & Flutter meter will give dynamic speed variations as a percentage deviation from nominal.

    Also, the frequency counter should read exactly 3150 Hz for nominal speed. You can use the Hz function on your multi-meter (if so equipped) to verify speed here as well. You can also use to find the measurements at 45RPM. The correct reading at 45RPM would be 4253 Hz (45/33.33) x 3150.


    Side 2

    Track 1 Anti-skating test; 315Hz amplitude sweep to +12dbu (Lateral)

    Signal should remain clean in both channels up to the highest level, both audibly and as viewed on an oscilloscope. In case of distortion, increase anti-skating force or decrease anti-skate until breakup occurs equally in both channels. The left channel information is inscribed on the inner groove wall, the right channel information, on the outer groove wall. Because of the offset angle of a pivoted tonearm, a constantly varying vector force biases the arm towards the center of the record causing the stylus to lose contact with the outer (i.e. right channel) groove wall. Both linear and modulated groove velocity, tracking force, stylus profile, and vinyl composition are contributing factors. The anti skating force attempts to ameliorate this by applying an opposing similar force.

    It is also accepted that the overall force vector increases as the tonearm approaches closer to the spindle or end of the record.


    Track 2 Pink noise lateral

    Track 3 Pink noise vertical

    Used for cartridge "demagnetizing"

    You can also use this track to loosen up the cantilever's suspension to help break in a new cartridge. Play these tracks five to ten times after every 300 hours of normal LP playback.


    Track 4 1kHz @ reference level, vertical
    This out-of-phase signal should cancel to nothing when summed to mono.

    Any signals still present are distortion artifacts, lack of channel balance, or timing (phase) anomalies. This test can be a second confirmation of anti-skate adjustment.


    Track 5 1kHz to 10Hz sweep @ -20 below

    reference level, vertical
    Resonance anomalies in the tonearm / cartridge interface will show up as amplitude peaks and dips as the frequency sweeps down.

    Once again, by listening in 'Mono' it is easier to hear the distortion artifacts.


    Track 6 Silent groove for bearing rumble and table isolation

    During playback of this track, nothing should be transmitted from the turntable to the speakers. Replay the track and gently tap on the rack or base that the turntable is resting on. There should be little or no thump transferred to the speakers. This track will help you experiment with turntable isolation methods and products to be able to get the most out of your playback system. You may want to use a closed or sealed headphone for best listening results, or a stethoscope on the plinth.

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  • Zerodust Stylus Tip Cleaner Zerodust Stylus Tip Cleaner Quick View

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    Zerodust Stylus Tip Cleaner

    Stereophile Editors Editors Editors


    The Zerodust is Our Best-Selling, Non-Fluid Based Stylus Cleaner! No More Hard Bristled Brushes!


    After a few seconds, you lift the stylus, and it's as clean and residue-free as the proverbial whistle...

    - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Vol25 No.3


    This fresh approach to stylus cleaning has saved all of us from the fear of hard bristled brushes and over applying dangerous fluids. Clean your stylus simply and effectively with the Zerodust from Japan. This space-age polymer bubble allows you to simply lower your stylus onto its surface, then quickly lift the arm lever and youre done! Watch as the stylus tip slowly sinks into the baby soft surface, leaving behind an impression with the stylus debris left behind! This unique device will last a lifetime, can be cleaned with tap water, and can extend the life of your cartridge! Comes complete with a magnifier to inspect your stylus! Our highest recommendation!

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  • Ortofon 2M Black - Replacement Stylus Ortofon 2M Black - Replacement Stylus Quick View

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    Ortofon 2M Black - Replacement Stylus

    Ortofon


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    Replacement Stylus For The Ortofon 2M Black


    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.

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  • Prestige Series Blue Cartridge Prestige Series Blue Cartridge Quick View

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    Prestige Series Blue Cartridge

    The Prestige (and upscale Reference) cartridges from Grado are the first released since the elder Grado's retirement, but they mark an evolution, not dramatic change, of the classic Grado style. There are three basic levels in the Prestige lineup: Black/Green, Blue/Red, and Silver/Gold. In each of these pairings, the latter model is the same as the former, but is able to meet more astringent test specifications. The Green, for instance, is taken from the top 15% of the Black models production.


    The newly redesigned Blue1 and Red1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Blue1 and Red1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Red1 model is selected from the Blue1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 10% of the production run will meet these standards and become Red1 models.


    All Grado Prestige cartridges have a fixed magnet and coils that generate a flux field axial pivot. A small generator disc is attached to the back end of the cantilever and moves within the lines of flux of the four coils and magnet generating a signal in response to stylus movement. The user-replaceable, elliptical diamond stylus is attached to the cantilever and moves within the four separate magnetic gaps which comprise what Grado calls a "flux-bridger" generator system. The generating element creates a flux increase in one gap while decreasing it in another to reduce distortion. According to Grado's literature, this design requires fewer coil turns, resulting in lower cartridge mass and electrical inductance. The cartridge is said to be insensitive to tonearm cable capacitance. The Grado cartridges are hand-built in the U.S.,and each cartridge is tested against Grado's standard for performance.


    Frequency Response: 10-55

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 5mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: U

    Mounting: S/P

    Weight: 5.5




    This product is not eligible for discount.

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  • KAB Super Record Grip - Push On Record Clamp (On Sale) KAB Super Record Grip - Push On Record Clamp (On Sale) Quick View

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    KAB Super Record Grip - Push On Record Clamp (On Sale)

    The newly redesigned KAB super record grip was designed to replace and improve upon the PIG clamp originally supplied with the Revolver brand turntables. This new design features a 2 piece precision molded frame, spring rubber insert and UHMW polyethylene non marring contact surface. This is especially useful on Rega brand turntables and others where there is very little spindle to grab on to.


    The KAB Super Record Grip reduces resonance and acoustic vibration of the record itself, freeing the stylus to do its intended job of tracing the groove. The result is better focus and detail to the soundstage.


    The Super record grip attaches quickly; by turning with slight pressure, it walks down the spindle and meets the record surface.


    Note: For easier use, the center hole can be lubricated with a diluted solution of 5% Armor All® and alcohol, swabbed with Qtip®.


    The built-in bubble level shows turntable level at a glance to within 1 degree of accuracy.


    Spring reinforced rubber insert holds onto the turntable spindle firmly.


    The built in bubble level allows a quick check of turntable level. A level turntable balances the forces of the needle in the groove.


    When the needle is resting in the record groove, the entire record surface behaves as a microphone picking up vibrations from the air and the turntable below. Damping the record surface reduces the affect of these added vibrations to the needle's already difficult job of reading the groove.


    The really great features to take note of with the KAB super record grip is the ease of use and cost effectiveness.


    The super record grip represents great value. Yet it is quite good at what it does and even has the added benefit of showing level at a glance, each time you use it. Keeping with the KAB philosophy that more is better, but it needn't cost more!


    One issue to be sensitive to is turntables with light floating spring suspensions. You will have to push down some while applying the super record grip. It does not rely on weight. (It only weighs 2 Oz) Be sure your turntable can Bottom Out safely. If this is a concern, consult your turntable maker first.


    [In our opinion, if you can bottom out safely, the super grip is a better solution still over clamps that rely on weight, since they will change the operating height of your platter.]

    KAB Electro-Acoustics
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  • Ortofon 2M Stylus Guard - Red Ortofon 2M Stylus Guard - Red Quick View

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    Ortofon 2M Stylus Guard - Red

    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.


    Stylus protection guard for 2M Red cartridge

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  • Thorens TD 170-1 (Black) Turntable Thorens TD 170-1 (Black) Turntable Quick View

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    Thorens TD 170-1 (Black) Turntable


    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.


    Not just for beginners


    The well crafted, fully automatic TD 170-1 comes equipped with three speeds so it can also play shellac records at 78 rpm (the special stylus/cartridge required is available separately). Owing to its truly easy operation, you can start playing your records right away without having to waste time with finicky alignment work. The fun with analogue music starts here!


    Thorens Turntables
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  • Vinyl Styl Stylus Cleaning Kit Vinyl Styl Stylus Cleaning Kit Quick View

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    Vinyl Styl Stylus Cleaning Kit

    *Protect and preserve your valuble record stylus

    *Comes with a cap applicator so you can apply a small amount of fluid to the stylus brush

    *Will not leave residue on the stylus
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  • Cartridge Break-In Test Record Cartridge Break-In Test Record Quick View

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    Cartridge Break-In Test Record

    Multiple endless grooves of pink noise for cartridge break-in and other tracks for cartridge set-up


    Phono cartridges usually need a running-in period to reach their full potential. This can take anything from 40 to 100 hours, depending upon the manufacturer, design and construction of the phono cartridge.


    This Clearaudio Cartridge Break-In Record is a unique too. Playing an endless groove cut with pink noise significantly reduces the length of the break-in period.


    Six continuous pink noise tracks are provided at various positions on the record (track numbers are 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11).


    To enable frequency response measurement of the phono cartridge, track 3 comprises a sine-wave frequency sweep from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.


    There are two separate 240-second tracks containing a pink noise signal for measuring and testing the set-up of the whole system.


    Tracks 4 and 13 are recorded with no signal to test the noise floor of the entire hi-fi system.


    Finally, tracks 8 and 12 contain a special signal to optimise and adjust the anti-skating force. Both channels are recorded with a 316 Hz sine-wave with continually changing phase difference from 0 to 360 deg, so that the stylus movement repeatedly changes from lateral to vertical and back again. The signal level changes accordingly from -22 dB to +8 dB, corresponding to a maximum velocity of 9.81 cm/s or a maximum displacement of 50 lm, horizontally or vertically.

    1. No Signal - Concentric groove for eccentricity check
    2. 1 kHz - starting signal
    3. Sweep - frequency response check: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    4. No Signal - total system noise check
    5. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    6. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    7. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    8. 316 Hz (0 to 360) - Anti-skating check
    9. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    10. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    11. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    12. 316 Hz (0 to 360) - Anti-skating check
    13. No Signal - total system noise check
    14. Pink noise - Cartridge break in
    15. No Signal - Concentric groove for eccentricity check
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  • Ortofon Stylus Pressure Gauge Ortofon Stylus Pressure Gauge Quick View

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    Ortofon Stylus Pressure Gauge

    Ortofon Stylus pressure gauge
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  • Ortofon 2M 78 - Replacement Stylus Ortofon 2M 78 - Replacement Stylus Quick View

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    Ortofon 2M 78 - Replacement Stylus

    Ortofon


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    Replacement Stylus For The Ortofon 2M Mono


    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.

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  • Prestige Series DJ200i Cartridge Prestige Series DJ200i Cartridge Quick View

    $150.00
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    Prestige Series DJ200i Cartridge

    Grado Labs announces the release of their new DJ series of professional phono cartridge. Built and designed to meet the demanding needs of the professional DJ musician, these cartridges deliver performance never known before in the pro DJ market. The Grado specially engineered transmission line cantilever allows for the ideal transfer of music signal and for safe and effective stylus back-cueing. The DJ series can track from 2 to 5 grams, and delivers the warm musical Grado sound the audio industry has embraced and enjoyed for 50 years. The DJ series incorporates our newest Flux-Bridger generator systems for lower effective tip mass and lower electrical inductance. Each DJ series cartridge is hand assembled to Grado's high standards, which contributes to the unchallenged consistency of performance, and the Grado guarantee of reliability. The DJ series of cartridges are the most advanced phono pickups ever offered to the professional DJ market, without exception.


    The Prestige model DJ200 uses a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, diamond mounted in a brass bushing.


     


    Frequency Response: 10-50

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 35

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 2-5

    Recommended Tracking Force: 30

    Stylus Type: Diamond

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Stylus Replacement F: U

    Mounting: S/P

    Weight: 5.5



    This product is not eligible for discount.

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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

    Product Ortofon


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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
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  • Ortofon 2M Red - Replacement Stylus Ortofon 2M Red - Replacement Stylus Quick View

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    Ortofon 2M Red - Replacement Stylus

    Ortofon


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    Replacement Stylus For The Ortofon 2M Red


    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.

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  • Ortofon 2M Bronze - Replacement Stylus Ortofon 2M Bronze - Replacement Stylus Quick View

    $335.00
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    Ortofon 2M Bronze - Replacement Stylus

    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.


    Replacement Stylus For The Ortofon 2M Bronze


    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
    $335.00
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  • Ortofon 2M Stylus Guard - Black Ortofon 2M Stylus Guard - Black Quick View

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    Ortofon 2M Stylus Guard - Black

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    Stylus protection guard for 2M Black cartridge

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  • Ortofon MC Cadenza Black Cartridge (Moving Coil) Ortofon MC Cadenza Black Cartridge (Moving Coil) Quick View

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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.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $2,729.00
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  • AcousTech Electronic Stylus Force Gauge AcousTech Electronic Stylus Force Gauge Quick View

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    AcousTech Electronic Stylus Force Gauge

    Editors Editors Editors


    The Deluxe AcousTech gauge is set apart from the standard version by a full metal casing, AAA battery support, and a deluxe storage case. Includes mini screwdriver and calibration weight.


    The AcousTech gauge will accurately read your tracking force within 0.002 grams, the finest reading available. Many imitators only read accuracy of 0.01 grams.


    Accurate and simple to use - that's the essence of a great stylus force gauge, and that's what you get with this AcousTech model. We all know, or certainly we all should know, that dialing in your correct tracking force is absolutely essential for optimal record playback. If you miss on the heavy side, your sound becomes thick and sluggish. Miss on the light side, and your cartridge is more likely to mistrack and the sound will be light and anemic.
    So stop messing with those mechanical stylus balances that aren't even accurate. This is one case where digital makes more sense when it comes to fine-tuning your analog.

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  • Smart Stylus Gauge Smart Stylus Gauge Quick View

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    Smart Stylus Gauge

    This mechanical tracking force gauge is the easiest way to adjust the cartridge's tracking force.



    Clearaudio
    $25.00
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  • Elixir Of Sound Stylus Cleaner Elixir Of Sound Stylus Cleaner Quick View

    $29.99
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    Elixir Of Sound Stylus Cleaner

    This excellent stylus cleaner contains no alcohol, and is therefore safe to use with even the most delicate of cartridge combinations. Keeping your stylus clean is a key aspect of good record playback and preservation of your valuable cartridge. If you do not keep your cartridge clean, debris and residue can actually bake onto your stylus because of the high-friction, high-temperature generated as your stylus navigates through the record grooves. Use the ClearAudio Elixir of Sound Diamond Cleaner, and fret no more.
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  • Ortofon DS-3 Stylus Pressure Gauge Ortofon DS-3 Stylus Pressure Gauge Quick View

    $167.00
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    Ortofon DS-3 Stylus Pressure Gauge

    DS-3 is a new lightweight compact digital stylus pressure gauge model. The DS-3 is a miniature ultra precision non-magnetic instrument that tunes your tonearm to the highest possible degree. The DS-3 scale is factory pre-calibrated for high accuracy measurements with the tolerance of +/-0.01 g.
    Ortofon Cartridges
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  • Ortofon OM Stylus Guard (Set of 2) Ortofon OM Stylus Guard (Set of 2) Quick View

    $14.00
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    Ortofon OM Stylus Guard (Set of 2)

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    Stylus Protection Caps For Concorde And Om Series Cartridges, 2-Pack

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