Cartridge 101: P Mount Cartridge vs Standard Mount

When you own a record player, there are parts of the turntable that you will need to know so that you can easily replace them if required. The phono cartridge

Seeking the Best Online Record Store? Our Top 7 Picks

A quick online search of “record store” will bring you an avalanche of overwhelming results, ranging from small brick-and-mortar stores to online auctions featuring affordable vinyl LPs from small sellers.

Is Record Grading Legit?: The Basics of Vinyl Condition

Whether you’re a newbie to the world of vinyl records, or you’re a life-long record collector, it doesn’t take many spins around the record store before you learn that vinyls

Low-Output vs High Output MC Cartridge: What’s the Difference?

Knowing the difference between a high-output MC cartridge versus a low-output moving coil cartridge means the difference between whether or not you get the most out of your amplifier and

Moving Coil vs Moving Magnet: Which Phono Cartridge Do You Need?

Understanding moving coil vs moving magnet cartridges requires learning how they work, how they differ, and the impact they can have on the sonics of audio systems. Being the transducer

Cartridge 101: How Does Vinyl Work?

Vinyl records have come a long way since Thomas Edison first recorded sound onto a wax-coated cardboard cylinder back in 1877. Primitive though it was, Edison’s phonograph, and later the

Cartridge 101: How to Replace a Record Player Needle

If you’re asking how to replace a record player needle, you might be thinking in outdated turntable terminology dating back to the Victrola days, when they used actual cactus needles

Cartridge 101: How to Clean Your Record Needle

Now that you’ve become a turntable owner and your record collection is growing, you need to learn how to clean your record needle if you want the sound quality of

Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II: HiFi News

 “Sumiko's attempt at filling what it sees as a gap in its lineup has been a huge success. …it has a poise, polish and panache that is alluringly addictive. The way in which it disdainfully shrugs off poorer pressings is also a revelation. This is a welcome addition to a fine range.”  -Adam Smith, HiFi News, May 2020

Sumiko Songbird Low: Stereo Net

 “Sumiko's attempt at filling what it sees as a gap in its lineup has been a huge success. …it has a poise, polish and panache that is alluringly addictive. The way in which it disdainfully shrugs off poorer pressings is also a revelation. This is a welcome addition to a fine range.”  -Adam Smith, HiFi News, May 2020