What are the different types of phono cartridges?
There are two basic types of magnetic turntable cartridges: moving magnet cartridges (also known as MM cartridges) and moving coil cartridges (MC cartridges).
How do I know if my phono cartridge is MM or MC?
The most common thing to watch out for is the presence of a replaceable stylus. If the turntable has a replaceable stylus, you can replace the needle. Then it is most likely an MM cartridge. But if it has a fixed stylus, it’s an MC cartridge.
How often should you change your turntable needle?
When does a turntable stylus need to be replaced? Most manufacturers recommend changing your stylus at around 1000 hours of record playing time. So if you’re using your turntable for an hour or so per day on average, ideally you should be changing the stylus every couple of years.
How long does a ortofon 2M Blue Last?
2M Blue Technical data Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance.
How often should you change your turntable stylus?
What is a phono cartridge?
Phono Cartridges. From the grassroots beginnings of being hand-built on a kitchen table in 1953 to still being hand-built by the Grado family in Brooklyn today, these are what started it all. Ranging from entry-level to gold, sapphire, and diamond nestled inside cocobolo wood, your turntable is only as good as your cartridge.
What’s the difference between a triode and a phono cartridge?
Both are single-ended triode, no-feedback designs and therefore perfectly suited for tube-swapping comparisons. For a phono cartridge to generate current and voltage, something must move: a coil of wire (as in a moving-coil cartridge), or a magnet (as in a moving-magnet type), or a tiny piece of iron (a moving-iron type).
How many feet of coil does a phono cartridge have?
Our high-output line ravels 125 feet of coil into a small package to create a striking sound. Formerly the Statement and Reference Series, the new Timbre Series combines every next generation mid-range wooden phono cartridge into a striking and powerful family.
What is the best phono cartridge for vinyl records?
Renowned as the best buy in cartridges and probably 10x better than the AT95E, the LP Gear AT95SA phono cartridge delivers pinnacle performance offering discerning listeners musical bounty impeccably graced from the record grooves by its highly polished Shibata diamond stylus.