Shure M44-7: A Cartridge Heard by Millions, Known by Few
August 15, 2020
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Shure M44-7: A Cartridge Heard by Millions, Known by Few

Of all the far-flung scenarios I could imagine happening in the decades to come, one that never occurred to me was a future without the Shure M44-7.
December 1, 2020
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Vancouver Virtual Audio Festival: Marantz and Totem Acoustic

The system – modern turntable with new-school integrated amplifier and multi-purpose digital source paired to revealing standmount loudspeakers and freshly-laundered AC power.
April 10, 2021

Archetype: The Ortofon SPU – A Moving Coil Origin Story

Since its introduction in 1959, the Ortofon SPU (stereo pick up) has remained largely unscathed from the ‘newer is better’ mantra that permeates much of society. Robert Gudmandsen’s 62-year-old design is still considered one of the most influential cartridges in high fidelity.