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Basis 1400 Turntable Reviewed

Basis 1400 Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This beautifully made turntable defines the very essence of what analog sound is all about. Stunning in looks and performance, the Basis 1400 can be the beating heart of an exemplary analog system even though it is Basis least expensive offering. Read More

 
Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II Cartridge Reviewed

Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

With its pearwood body, alnico magnets, moving coil design, and elliptical stylus made from long-grain boron the Pearwood Celebration II is "magical" with superb front to back depth and excellent bass control, and a glorious midrange. Is it worth its cost? You betcha! Read More

 
Grado Statement Reference Cartridge

Grado Statement Reference Cartridge

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Grado's top model cartridge was mounted in a Basis 2500 turntable and a Basis/Rega tonearm. With a hollow alloy cantilever and an elliptically shaped tip, the Statement Reference is Joe Grado's latest thinking on how to make a great cartridge. And, it is an absolute killer. Read More

 
London Super Gold Cartridge Reviewed

London Super Gold Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The latest incarnation of Decca London's classic stereo phono cartridge lives up to its inheritance. With a golden colored computer-machined solid aluminum body body, line contact stylus, the Super Gold melts Ken Kessler's icy heart. Read More

 
Koetsu Urushi Black Cartridge Reviewed

Koetsu Urushi Black Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Ken Kessler examines the mystical and uniquely wonderful qualities that make a Koetsu Urushi Black among a handful of truly great phono cartridges. Finished with the same lacquer used on Loiminchay fountain pens, this cartridge is a work of art. Read More

 
London Decca Reference Cartridge Reviewed

London Decca Reference Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

A worthy successor to the original Decca Gold improves both the ergonomics with colored leads, and performance with a solid metal body and fine-line stylus shape. The results are sure to warm the heart of anyone who's enjoyed Decca's past offerings. Read More

 
SME M2 Tonearm Reviwed

SME M2 Tonearm Reviwed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

This tonearm has been made, in various forms, since 1959. This particular version, with its newer design removable headshell is as non-resonant as SME's more expensive offerings. The M2 is available in either ten or twelve inch long versions Read More

 
 Lyra Dorian Mono Cartridge Reviewed

Lyra Dorian Mono Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Got mono? Well if you do, this is the cartridge that will reveal more about your mono records than you ever thought possible, with a minimum of extraneous noise that often accompanies mono records played with a stereo cartridge Read More

 
Shure V15 Phono Cartridge Reviewed

Shure V15 Phono Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Perhaps the most archetypical moving-magnet cartridge is the Shure V-15 VxMR. It tracks like a hungry tiger during the first moments of an attack and sounds wonderful, clean and open without a trace of mis-tracking nasties or groove noise Read More

 
SME Series I, II, III Tone Arms Reviewed

SME Series I, II, III Tone Arms Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

A true original that forever revolutionized turntable's sonic quality, the SME tonearm went through successive design changes that allowed it to continue to evolve when most of its competition faded away. Here's a primer on the SME Read More