Cartridge Reviews

moving coil cartridge
Jul 2017
The Audio Technica ART1000 is the most radical moving coil cartridge on the planet. It turns conventional cartridge design ideas on their head by moving the coils from one end of the cantilever to the other. Not since the...
MC cartridge and phono stage
Jun 2017
With a range that’s trebled in recent times Rega have clearly got their MC production line up to speed, Ania is the latest and least expensive moving coil that the company has made but it has a lot in common with its pricier...
turntable, arm and cartridge
Jun 2016
Rega turntables are like buses it seems, you wait an age then two come along at once! It’s been a while since Rega made a Planar or P2 but back in the day there were only two turntables in the range and this was the more...
turntable, arm and cartridge
May 2016
It has been a while since Rega used this name on a turntable but in the seventies, eighties and nineties the Planar 3 was considered the next best thing to a Linn LP12. The company built its reputation on the Planar 3 and...
Hana EH and SL moving coil cartridges
moving coil cartridges
Feb 2016
The revival of vinyl has not only brought us new turntables and arms, but cartridges as well. Hana is a new name that makes afour types of cartridge at very competitive prices, and they all follow the moving coil principle....
moving coil cartridge
Jan 2016
Just as I was working up to finally reviewing the Rega Apheta 2, the cartridge that kept me up late on many occasions last year Rega had the temerity to announce a new moving coil above it. The Aphelion is the most ambitious...
moving coil cartridge
Oct 2014
The waiting is over, a classic Japanese cartridge is back in full production after a twenty year hiatus. René finds out that it more than lives up to the brand’s reputation?
Kiseki is the Japanese word for miracle, Kiseki is...
Record Player
Jul 2014
Turntables have come in many shapes and sizes since the transition occurred from cylinder to disk replay. Technology has changed too, with the advent, firstly of clockwork platter mechanisms and acoustic recording, followed...
Phono Stage and Cartridge
Oct 2012
With its range of half width cased components Rega has very shrewdly taken over the mantle that Naim created but which it has subsequently abandoned in favour of more conventionally sized components. Cyrus has been in this...
MC Cartridge
Oct 2012
A crazy science fiction name always draws me to a product, who could resist Krell amps when they first appeared? Significantly fewer than were drawn to the Tralfamador amplifier, a long lost Irish creation that disappeared...