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Sumiko Cartridges

Sumiko Cartridges

Sumiko cartridges are relatively new to Ammonite Audio, and we brought them to the shop for a number of reasons, but largely because they offer a range of really rather good products from truly inexpensive, right up to quite pricey, that sit well against our existing...

Technics SL-1200 Arm Boards Back in Stock

Technics SL-1200 Arm Boards Back in Stock

Our machined alloy replacement arm boards for Technics SL-1200 turntables (from Mk2 onwards) are now back in stock and available on the shop in black and silver anodised finishes.  For now, the boards are available only with centre plates pre-cut for Jelco 9"...

Is it worth upgrading the new Technics SL-1200GR turntable?

Is it worth upgrading the new Technics SL-1200GR turntable?

Technics SL-1200 turntables have had a thriving upgrade scene for years, concentrating on the Mk2 and Mk5 models.  Technics stopped making the Mk2 and Mk5 some years ago, but clearly regretted leaving the turntable market and came back in a couple of years ago with...

Latest Review of the Sumiko Starling Moving Coil Cartridge

Latest Review of the Sumiko Starling Moving Coil Cartridge

Great review by Adam Smith of the Sumiko Starling moving coil cartridge in the latest March 2020 issue of HiFi News magazine. They gave it the 'Outstanding "product' badge." "Yes, it is very crisp and detailed but it has a poise, polish and panache that is alluringly...

Lyngdorf TDAi-3400 Review

Lyngdorf TDAi-3400 Review

Here's the latest review of the Lyngdorf TDAi-3400 integrated amplifier, by Chris Kelly for The Ear. He liked it very much, and everything that he says rings true, to our ears.  Forget any preconceptions regarding the sound of 'digital' amplifiers - Lyngdorf's are...

Black Friday?

Is Black Friday a huge confidence trick being played out on unsuspecting consumers around the world?  Well, not entirely of course, but many of the so-called 'bargains' out there are either items specially bought-in by retailers or not really any better value than you...

Reed 3P Tonearm Back on Dem at Ammonite Audio

Reed 3P Tonearm Back on Dem at Ammonite Audio

We now have the Reed 3P tonearm on demonstration at Ammonite Audio. It is 12", with Cocobolo arm wand and cryo treated copper cabling. Here it is fitted to our venerable Kenwood KD-990 turntable, with a Miyajima Shilabe stereo cartridge up front. This is the same...

Sounds and Flavours of Ortofon SPU Stereo Cartridges

Sounds and Flavours of Ortofon SPU Stereo Cartridges

I often get asked “what do Ortofon SPU cartridges sound like”?  That’s quite a difficult one to answer because they all sound different in one way or another, but the easy answer to the question is that SPUs do generally have a big, bold, exuberant and musically...

Every Ortofon SPU Model in Stock at Ammonite Audio

We now have every Ortofon SPU variant in stock, and available for next day delivery.  That means the entry-level SPU#1 stereo cartridges, all the mono models, right up to the very limited edition SPU Century.  Order online at the link below or give us a call (contact...

Miyajima Cartridge Servicing and Repair

Miyajima cartridges are just as likely as any other cartridge to wear out over time, or to suffer accidental damage, so buyers need to be assured that the manufacturer offers an efficient and good value repair and servicing service.  This is most important in the case...