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Many turntable-loving audiophiles will tell you that the cartridge is the most important component of your vinyl listening experience. After all, it’s the piece that turns all those grooves in your record into the sound coming out of your speakers, and which one you choose has a huge impact on the quality and type of sound that you’ll hear. Cartridges have unique sound signatures – one might be warmer, another really bright, while another could be called lively – and the one that’s right for you depends on personal preference (which is why we stock so many).

There are two main types of cartridges: moving magnet (MM), and moving coil (MC). Moving magnet cartridges are more common, though models vary in price and quality. Moving coil cartridges are often preferred by die-hard vinyl enthusiasts because of the giant leap in sound quality you can get with its more advanced design. Keep in mind, though, that a MC cartridge doesn’t have a replaceable stylus, while MM ones do.

The next thing you’ll want to consider when you’re choosing a cartridge is what mounting style you’d like. Standard mount is the most common, and uses two screws half an inch apart, which connects the cartridge to a shell which plugs into the tonearm. A P-mount cartridge has four prongs on the back that plug directly into the arm.

It’s also good to keep in mind the mass of your tonearm when choosing a cartridge and match the two, or your sound won’t be as good as it could be, or you could damage your records.

Another factor is, of course, price. There is a huge variety of price points when it comes to cartridges. Part of the decision is just figuring out how much you can afford to spend (a hard decision, we know!) Keep in mind that a cheap cartridge on a high-end turntable isn’t going to do your system justice.

We carry a huge selection of cartridges from the best brands, like Clearaudio, Goldring, Grado, Ortofon, Rega, and Thorens. With such an enormous selection, we know you’ll be able to find the cartridge that’s just right for you. If you need help sifting through all your options and narrowing down your best choices, we’re here for you! Give us a call, shoot us an email, or stop by our store in Murarrie. Our vinyl experts will be happy to give you all the answers and advice you need!

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Email: sales@theaudiotailor.com.au

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  • DS Audio - Grand Master - Cartridge

    DS Audio
    Original price $88,500.00 - Original price $88,500.00
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    DS Audio - Grand Master Cartridge Set your audio experience soaring to breathtaking new heights: immerse yourself in the refined and innovative bri...

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  • DS Audio - Master 3 - Optical Phono Cartridge

    DS Audio
    Original price $40,800.00 - Original price $40,800.00
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    DS Audio - Master 3 Optical Phono Cartridge Dive into an extraordinary auditory journey with DS Audio's Master 3 Optical Phono Cartridge. This mast...

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  • DS Audio - Grand Master Extreme - Cartridge

    DS Audio
    Original price $33,950.00 - Original price $33,950.00
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    DS Audio Grand Master Extreme Cartridge Dive into an immersive, second-to-none sound experience with the DS Audio Grand Master Extreme Cartridge. E...

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  • DS Audio - DS-W3 - Optical Cartridge

    DS Audio
    Original price $21,250.00 - Original price $21,250.00
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    Introducing the DS-W3 Optical Cartridge System from DS Audio The DS-W3 optical cartridge system from DS Audio is a sleek and innovative breakthroug...

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  • Gold Note - Tuscany Gold - MC Cartridge

    Gold Note
    Original price $14,800.00 - Original price $14,800.00
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    Gold Note - Tuscany Gold - MC Cartridge Embark on an auditory expedition of unparalleled sophistication with the "Gold Note - Tuscany Gold - MC Car...

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  • Dynavector - DV DRT XV-1T - Moving Coil Cartridge

    The Audio Tailor
    Original price $10,500.00 - Original price $10,500.00
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    Introducing the Dynavector DV DRT XV-1T The Dynavector DV DRT XV-1T is the pinnacle of moving coil cartridge technology. It builds upon the groundb...

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  • Ortofon - MC Anna - Cartridge

    Ortofon
    Original price $10,999.00
    Original price $10,999.00 - Original price $10,999.00
    Original price $10,999.00
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    Ortofon MC Anna Cartridge The Ortofon MC Anna Cartridge reigns supreme in the exalted realm of high-fidelity audio reproduction. This cartridge is ...

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  • Gold Note - Tuscany RED - MC Cartridge

    Gold Note
    Original price $9,620.00 - Original price $9,620.00
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    Gold Note Tuscany RED—MC Cartridge Enter an auditory realm where the essence of pure sound converges with the artistry of masterful Italian craftsm...

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  • Ortofon - MC Verismo - Moving Coil Cartridge

    Ortofon
    Original price $10,499.00
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    Current price $7,869.00
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    Introducing the MC Verismo Moving Coil Cartridge The upcoming crown jewel in the realm of highest-performing Moving Coil cartridges, the MC Verismo...

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  • Ortofon - MC Xpression - Cartridge

    Ortofon
    Original price $7,999.00
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    Original price $7,999.00
    Current price $7,349.00
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    Ortofon MC Xpression Cartridge Revel in the sublime auditory experience offered by the beautifully crafted Ortofon MC Xpression – a cutting-edge ca...

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  • Ortofon - MC A95 - Cartridge

    Ortofon
    Original price $7,999.00
    Original price $7,999.00 - Original price $7,999.00
    Original price $7,999.00
    Current price $7,349.00
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    Ortofon MC A95 Cartridge Unfurling a masterpiece in sound engineering, Ortofon reveals its exclusive MC A95 Cartridge; a testament to 95 years of u...

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  • Dynavector - DV DRT XV-1S - Moving Coil Cartridge

    Dynavector
    Original price $6,850.00 - Original price $6,850.00
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    Dynavector DV DRT XV-1s Moving Coil Cartridge The Dynavector DV DRT XV-1s is the latest addition to our elite range of moving coil cartridges. Draw...

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  • Gold Note - Machiavelli MKII Gold - MC Cartridge

    Gold Note
    Original price $6,100.00 - Original price $6,100.00
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    Gold Note - Machiavelli MKII Gold - MC Cartridge Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of high-fidelity audio with the peerless Gold Note - M...

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  • Ortofon - MC Windfeld - Cartridge

    Ortofon
    Original price $7,199.00
    Original price $7,199.00 - Original price $7,199.00
    Original price $7,199.00
    Current price $5,399.00
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    Unveiling the Royal Jewel of Sound Technology: Ortofon MC Windfeld Cartridge Experience music like never before with the Ortofon MC Windfeld cartri...

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  • Gold Note - Giotto - MC Cartridge

    Gold Note
    Original price $4,800.00 - Original price $4,800.00
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    1+ in stock

    Gold Note Giotto MC Cartridge Immerse yourself in an unparalleled vinyl experience with the Gold Note Giotto MC Cartridge, an exquisite masterpiece...

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  • Dynavector - Te Kaitora Rua - Moving Coil Cartridge

    Dynavector
    Original price $4,800.00 - Original price $4,800.00
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    Te Kaitora Rua Moving Coil Cartridge Embark on a revelatory auditory expedition with Dynavector's Te Kaitora Rua - a premium Moving Coil Cartridge....

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  • Kiseki - PurpleHeart N.S - Moving Coil Cartridge

    Kiseki
    Original price $0.00 - Original price $0.00
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    $4,595.00
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    1+ in stock

    Kiseki PurpleHeart N.S Moving Coil Cartridge Let the powerful symphony of sound break over you with the Kiseki PurpleHeart N.S Moving Coil Cartridg...

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  • DS Audio - DS003 - Optical Cartridge

    DS Audio
    Original price $4,250.00 - Original price $4,250.00
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    DS Audio - DS003 Optical Cartridge Boasting a leap forward in audio innovation, the meticulously crafted DS Audio - DS003 Optical Cartridge exudes ...

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  • Gold Note - Machiavelli MKII Red - MC Cartridge

    Gold Note
    Original price $3,510.00 - Original price $3,510.00
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    Gold Note Machiavelli MKII Red MC Cartridge Step into the world of vinyl exceptionalism, where every note resonates with purity, and every detail i...

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  • Ortofon - Cadenza Black - Cartridge

    Ortofon
    Original price $4,349.00
    Original price $4,349.00 - Original price $4,349.00
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    Current price $3,249.00
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    1+ in stock

    Ortofon Cadenza Black Cartridge Elevate your music experience to new heights with the Ortofon Cadenza Black Cartridge. This cutting-edge model util...

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  • Kiseki - Blue N.S - Moving Coil Cartridge

    Kiseki
    Original price $0.00 - Original price $0.00
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    $3,095.00
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    1+ in stock

    Introducing the Kiseki Blue N.S. The Kiseki Blue N.S. is a groundbreaking 'New Style' moving coil cartridge that embodies a perfect blend of aesthe...

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  • Gold Note - DA Vinci - MC Cartridge

    Gold Note
    Original price $2,950.00 - Original price $2,950.00
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    Current price $2,950.00
    1+ in stock

    Gold Note DA Vinci MC Cartridge Experience the pinnacle of sonic artistry with the Gold Note DA Vinci MC Cartridge, meticulously designed for the a...

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  • Dynavector - DV-17DX - Moving Coil Cartridge

    Dynavector
    Original price $2,700.00 - Original price $2,700.00
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    Dynavector DV-17DX Moving Coil Cartridge Experience musical finesse like never before with the Dynavector DV-17DX Moving Coil Cartridge, a product ...

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  • Ortofon - Cadenza Bronze - Cartridge

    Ortofon
    Original price $3,599.00
    Original price $3,599.00 - Original price $3,599.00
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    Current price $2,699.00
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    1+ in stock

    Ortofon Cadenza Bronze Cartridge Immerse yourself in the unparalleled symphony of sounds with the Ortofon Cadenza Bronze Cartridge - the epitome of...

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