A high quality cartridge allows your turntable to “measure” the record groove more accurately, allowing you to hear even the tiniest and most subtle details.

Moving magnet (MM) cartridges employ a tiny magnet attached to the cantilever that induces a current in two coils as the stylus moves in the groove. In a moving coil (MC) cartridge, the coils are attached to the cantilever and induce a current in the magnetic field. High-end phono cartridges tend to be moving coil (MC). The main advantage of moving coil designs is reduced mass at the end of the cantilever, because the coil is smaller and lighter than the magnet.

Advanced stylus profiles like shibata and microline provide a greater contact area with the groove wall. They make contact with areas which are not reached by simpler conical or elliptical styli, allowing old and worn records to sound like new.