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Best Cartridge Upgrade for Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

In this article, I will review what I’ve found to be the top 5 cartridge upgrades for the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon. And then, pick the one that stands out as the very best choice. A cartridge upgrade is probably the most effective way to take the sonic performance of the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon to the […]

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  • Tom
  • September 15, 2019

Best Phono Preamps for Ortofon 2M Red/Blue/Bronze/Black

In this guide, we’ll look at some of the best preamp options for the Ortofon 2M cartridge range. The Ortofon 2M Red, Blue, Bronze and Black. We’ll look at phono preamps that are not only industry leaders by themselves but also great matches for the characteristics of the Ortofon 2M cartridge range. Phono preamps that balance out […]

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  • Tom
  • July 2, 2019

AT-LP120 Review with Standard and Upgraded Cartridge

In this article, I will review my Audio-Technica AT-LP120 turntable and compare how it performs with the standard AT95E cartridge to how it performs with the more expensive VM540ML cartridge upgrade. So, you will see how the LP120 performs as it comes as standard out of the box. And what kind of increase in sonic […]

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  • Tom
  • July 1, 2019

Best Cartridge Upgrade for Rega Planar 2

Not too long ago I decided to upgrade the cartridge on my Rega Planar 2. A decision that I am extremely happy with. The Rega Planar 2 was already a very good turntable. But with the cartridge upgrade, it reached another level of sonic performance. When I started my research to find the best cartridge […]

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  • Tom
  • June 9, 2019

Best Cartridge Upgrade for Audio-Technica AT-LP120

In this article, I’ll review the top 5 cartridge upgrades for the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB. Then I will pick the one that I think is the very best one to replace the original AT95E cartridge on my AT-LP120. Lately, I have spent many more hours than I like to admit on researching and discussing what the […]

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  • Tom
  • April 17, 2019

4 Reasons to Upgrade Your Turntable Cartridge

The very first upgrade to consider when looking to get more sonic performance out of your turntable will in most cases be to upgrade the cartridge. The cartridge is the heart and soul of your turntable. The component that transforms the physical grooves in your records to an electrical music signal. The cartridge has a […]

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  • Tom
  • January 26, 2019