Category: Tone Arms & Cartridges

Origin Live Enterprise C Tonearm

May 16, 2019

              I’ve had a long and comprehensive experience of Origin Live’s tonearms, dating back to Mark Baker’s (OL’s head and founder) modified Rega RB250 and RB300 tonearms. I was [Read More]

Cartridge Man MusicMaster Phono Cartridge

January 28, 2019

I was in my mid-20’s when I began to deeply immerse myself into Western Classical music. By the mid 1970’s, much of the inspiration, fire, and revolution of the 1960’s Music Renaissance had burned itself out, [Read More]

Audio-Technica AT33Sa MC Phono Cartridge

January 18, 2019

  I’m Not Dead Yet I’ve spent a great deal of time over the past year waxing on about the vintage Rek-O-Kut T12h idler drive turntable that I rebuilt for monaural playback. So much so [Read More]

Aidas “Mammoth Gold” Phono Cartridge

January 9, 2019

  Chicago is a city known for its many diverse neighborhoods. This is a city that at one time, its most popular neighborhood was called “Jew Town.” It was a neighborhood that had been home [Read More]

Karmadon Viscous Damped Unipivot Tonearm and Miyajima Laboratories Spirit Mono Phono Cartridge

October 20, 2018

      Party Like It’s 1949 Let’s face it. Despite some really extravagant advertising copy a turntable is just a wheel. And while we consistently see small incremental improvements in materials and manufacturing tolerances, [Read More]

JE Audio HP20 Phono Preamplifier

August 18, 2018

  This past year has felt like an age of discovery, an audio equipment renaissance in a lot of respects. A lot of us sit around talking with other audiophiles and we talk about how [Read More]

Origin Live Onyx Tonearm

August 15, 2018

                       I first became aware of Origin Live at the turn of the Millennium, when my Linn Sondek LP12 Valhalla turntable suddenly made a popping [Read More]

Aidas Black Sound-Red Heart Phono Cartridge

July 8, 2018

    You gotta love the Internet. One Friday, I’m just winding down the day, surfing the web, when I came across a link to a website called I clicked on the link and [Read More]

LP Gear BIN 323 MC Phono Cartridge

June 22, 2018

                                                                         [Read More]

Origin Live Platter Glide Bearing Oil and Upgrade Drive Belt

June 3, 2018

                         Minnesota, where I currently reside, just went through a horrendously long and gruesome winter, capped by a mid-April blizzard/snowfall of 20+ inches. Even indigenous Nordic [Read More]

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