Cartridge & Tone Arm Upgrade Kits
Been lusting after that $3000 tone arm or that $2500 killer cartridge? Our first public tests proved, to a roomful of skeptical vinylphiles, that installing our $95 Nanomount kit made a bigger improvement than upgrading from a $200 cartridge to an $8000 oneand that has been confirmed since then by hundreds and hundreds of consistently satisfied users.
Briefly, heres why: the LP groove vibrates the stylus and cantilever; part of that energy creates the music signal, part of it creates unwanted resonances in the cartridge body that seriously muddy your sound. Inserting the tiny Nanomounts between the cartridge and headshell drains that sound-degrading resonant energy out of the cartridge body and into the arm far better than just bolting the cartridge flat up against the headshell bottom. Nanomounts under the arms base do the same thing to better drain resonant energy out if the arm down into the turntable plinth.
Just flip on your favorite LP and discover gorgeous details, crushing bass, crystal clear highs, razor sharp image focus, and dynamic swings you never suspected were in those grooves. To date, this is the most dramatically effective turntable upgrade Pierre Sprey has designed.
Click below to order or to see a more detailed description. We offer the Complete version that mounts both the cartridge and the arm base on Nanomounts. For arms with bases that dont have accessible mounting screws, we offer the Cartridge Only version. For either version, we offer three mounting patterns to fit almost 90% of all arms. If you are unsure of whether your cartridge, headshell or tone arm base configuration is suitable, simply call our technical advice line, 410 867-7543.