The Technics brand (a subsidiary of Panasonic) has returned from dormancy, and 2015-16 has seen the reintroduction of the famous and popular SL-1200 turntable. The limited edition “Grand Class” GAE model is the top of the range.
Denon’s DL103 is one of the best selling phono cartridges of all time, having been in nearly continuous production since the early 1960’s. It has seen several variants, but the black-bodied “DL103” with conical stylus shape and 2.5 gram tracking force, has remained constant. This cartridge is well-reviewed and considered to have outstanding performance for Read More…
The Koetsu Coralstone is a high-end moving coil from Japan. It retails for $6500 US.
The MP-500 is the top model in Nagaoka’s line of moving-permalloy cartridges. It retailed for $699 US when introduced in 2013. The MP-500 replaced the MP-50, and received excellent reviews. It competed with Ortofon’s 2M Black, and comparably-priced models from Grado, Audio-Technica and Clearaudio. It features the boron cantilever and line-contact stylus, and overall appears Read More…
Audioquest’s popular PT-6 is a variant of the Jelco SA250. 9-inch effective length. Made in Japan.