Dr. Analogue's Corner
October 30, 2017

Good Things in Small Packages – Part Two

Read Part One Most phono cartridges protect their generator mechanism (some combination of coils, magnets, and suspension) inside a body or shell which also facilitates connection to the tonearm’s headshell...
Dr. Analogue's Corner
September 28, 2017

Good Things in Small Packages – Part One

One of the least glamorous components in a vinyl playback chain is the phono cartridge, perhaps due to its relatively small size. Like microphones and loudspeakers, phono cartridges are transducers,...
Dr. Analogue's Corner
September 15, 2017

Taking the Tone Out of the Tonearm – Part Two

Read Part One Having the best bearings in the audio world is no guarantee of ideal tonearm performance if they are loaded asymmetrically. For this reason, our starting point should...
Dr. Analogue's Corner
August 30, 2017

Taking the Tone Out of the Tonearm – Part One

To play a vinyl record one needs the following components: a phono cartridge; a tonearm; a turntable; a phono equaliser/preamplifier; and a suitable shelf or platform. Optimising each of these...