Phono cartridge Reviews

ADC Astrion
Phono cartridge

The Astrion is ADC's "top of the line" cartridge, combining advanced design features with hand assembly and test procedures. Like most other ADC cartridges, the Astrion is an induced-magnet...
ADC TRX-3
Phono cartridge

Like previous ADC cartridges, ADC's TRX "Zero Resonance" phono cartridges, of which the TRX-3 is the top model, all employ the induced-magnet principle of operation. While usually classified...
Astatic MF 200
Phono cartridge

Although the Astatic Corporation has II been manufacturing phono cartridges for at least fifty years, its name may be unfamiliar to many audiophiles. Until recently the company has...
Audio-Technics AT155LC
Phono cartridge

The Model AT155LC heads the Audio-Technica line of "Vector Aligned" stereo cartridges. It has a high-efficiency magnetic structure based on the toroidal-coil design introduced a couple...
Goldring Electro II
Phono cartridge

Goldring phono cartridges have earned a reputation for quality and value in Britain, where the company is based. In the past, Goldring has produced conventional moving-magnet cartridges...
Ortofon 540
Phono cartridge

Ortofon's Series 500 moving-magnet phono cartridges were designed to compete with digital sound sources by emulating their response uniformity and low distortion while retaining the...
Ortofon MC 100U
Phono cartridge

Ortofon's MC 100U is the least expensive model in the company's line of Ortophase cartridges. It is a low-mass, moving-coil cartridge whose standard 1/2-inch mounting centers allow...
Ortofon X3-MC
Phono cartridge

Ortofon introduced the first moving-coil (MC) cartridge in 1948, and its name has been virtually synonymous with moving-coil construction ever since, although the company also makes...
Shure M97HE
Phono cartridge

The Shure M97 series of phono cartridges brings some of the unique features of the company's top-ranking V15 Type IV to the low and middle price ranges. The five M97 models share a...
Shure ML140HE
Phono cartridge

The ML140HE is one of a new series of Shure cartridges incorporating many of the innovations originally introduced in Shure's V15 series in newly designed cartridge bodies. Replacing...
Shure Ultra 500
Phono cartridge

Shure Brothers' Ultra phono cartridges are aimed at the high-end audiophile. Although they have much in common with the widely acclaimed leader of Shure's regular line, the V15 Type...
Shure V15 Type V
Phono cartridge

Shure coined the term "trackability" some time ago to describe a key criterion of cartridge performance. It is the ability of the stylus system to trace the groove modulation accurately,...