Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ortofon 2M Black/Quintet Black cantilever note

I can’t help but notice a difference between the cantilever in the 2M Black vs. the Quintet Black.  The 2M is Ortofon’s primary moving magnet cartridge series, and the Quintet is their new lower-cost low output moving coil series.  The … Continue reading

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The Case for Precision Stylus Alignment

I made out easy over the years.  My first and second new cartridges were a Grado from the mid 70s and the Grado GF3E+, purchased circa 1980 or so.  When I bought the GF3E+, the dealer used a metal Dennesen … Continue reading

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Eight Facets of Music Listening

My attitudes in music have changed over the decades.  I was more compulsive in listening in my youth, and I’d put down or shun all music I didn’t like, sticking to a tunnelvision of few artists or styles I would … Continue reading

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