Kiseki PurpleHeart N.S. Phono Cartridge

The Kiseki PurpleHeart N.S. phono cartridge is a true beauty in every sense. Physically, it is made of rare Purpleheart wood, which turns from brown to a golden purple in direct or indirect sunlight. It sports a boron cantilever the size of a human hair, and a diamond so small that it is difficult to see it, even with a magnifying glass.

Lyra Etna MC Phono Cartridge

“Heir to the ‘Titan’ and close to the performance of the flagship ‘Atlas’!
Lyra’s Etna phono cartridge is set to dethrone the top-rated Titan. No easy feat! Etna uses unique engineering to remove resonance. Not reduce it. Remove it. Everything is upgraded in Etna. Literally. Yes, it’s a big step up in price, but one that yields gains in transparency, the removal of distortion, and remarkable accuracy.

Dynavector DV XX-2 MKII Cartridge

“I’ve got the real deal, from timbre to detail without exaggeration… the XX2 MkII is a keeper… Recommended.” – Positive Feedback

No cartridge at any price is perfect but the XX-2 probably finds as close to a perfect balance as can exist in its price class.