Monthly Archives: January 2014

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Hifi Gear

Valentine's Day at Hifi Gear

 

It can be tricky finding the right gift to express your love on Valentine’s Day. The obvious answer would be jewellery, or flowers, or a little vacation. While these are excellent ways of showing your loved one how much you care, why not do something slightly less conventional – and give him/her the gift of music?

 

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Step by step guide to replacing a phono cartridge

The stylus of a phono cartridge is a consumable item, in other words it wears out with use, and can also easily become accidentally damaged, as it is extremely fragile.

Ortofon OM10 cartridge, minus stylus, which has been accidentally snapped off

Ortofon OM10 cartridge, minus stylus, which has been accidentally snapped off

As 90% of the value of a phono cartridge is in the stylus, it is often just as easy to replace the entire cartridge rather than just the stylus – this also allows you to upgrade to a better sounding cartridge to give you more enjoyment from your vinyl. Continue reading

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