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Technics SL-1200 Arm Boards Back In Stock

Technics SL-1200 Arm Boards Back In Stock

Our modular machined aluminium alloy armboards for all versions of the Technics SL-1200 / SL-1210, from Mk2 onwards, are now back in stock and ready to buy from our webshop.  See them all here...

Sumiko Cartridge Sale

Sumiko Cartridge Sale

With some regret, we have decided not to continue offering Sumiko cartridges, so until existing stocks are gone we are offering 20% discount on Sumiko moving magnet cartridges. These are lovely things that play music beautifully - a deliberately softer and more...

Postal Services to the USA – Updated

Postal Services to the USA – Updated

Updated 23 May 2020 - Shipping options for UPS/FedEx are now available at our webshop's checkout.  We are still not offering standard international airmail services to the United States  We have recently seen an unacceptable number of packages posted to customers in...

Step Up Transformer (SUT) Comparisons

Step Up Transformer (SUT) Comparisons

At Ammonite Audio we offer a range of step up transformers (SUTs) for both mono and stereo moving coil cartridges, from manufacturers including Ortofon, Miyajima and Phasemation, at various price points.  Recently, we were invited by François Saint-Gérand of Ana...

Jelco Closing Down

Jelco Closing Down

Jelco have announced that they are closing down their tonearm business with immediate effect.  The decision has been made for business reasons, as stated in their letter to dealers, reproduced below: It is with deepest regret to inform you this sad announcement. The...

Ortofon SPU ‘From The Vault’ HiFi News Article

Ortofon SPU ‘From The Vault’ HiFi News Article

There's a nice 'From The Vault' article in this month's HiFi News magazine, originally written by Ken Kessler in Jan 1984 about the Ortofon SPU Gold moving coil cartridge. It's well worth a read and the author describes how his initial antipathy and scepticism towards...

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...