Category Archives: Vinyl

Ortofon 2M Series Moving Magnet Cartridges

Ortofon 2M Series

 

Ortofon are a Danish manufacturer of high quality phono cartridges, designed to get the very most out of your vinyl collection from a variety of price points. Ortofon cartridges, both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil configuration are commonly found supplied with high quality ProJect turntable models, but Ortofon cartridges sound exceptional with any compatible turntable.

 

Ortofon’s 2M Series of cartridges are highly renowned and are often considered to be some of the best value for money moving magnet cartridges on the market today.

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HifiGear Vinyl Stocklist

In an effort to celebrate the great #VinylRevival and the warm, tactile listening experience that vinyl records offer; HifiGear will now be selling new, unopened vinyl records. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Request a piece of vinyl and it may appear on the list next time around.

 


Want to purchase from the list below? Give us a call on 01432 354921, drop us an email on info@hifigear.co.uk, or pop up to us on the chat in the bottom right-hand corner.

 

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10 Times Artists Were Unusually Creative With Their Vinyl Pressings

The enthusiasm for vinyl recordings doesn’t just stop at the warm sound and tangible experience, a major chunk of the vinyl lifestyle is taking appreciation for the visual artwork of the sleeve and disc itself. Great effort is taken into designing these visual masterpieces, and sometimes picture discs or coloured vinyl make for an even more interesting spinning-pattern.

For some artists though, a picture disc or a pink blob on their record just simply doesn’t do their craft justice, and so in the name of art, publicity, quirkiness and just plain insanity, a number of bands and singers have gone above and beyond during their vinyl pressing process.

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HifiGear | Vinyl Request Form

We’ve had an overwhelming response from our customers regarding our new vinyl selection at our shop in King Street, Hereford. We’re unfortunately unable to stock absolutely everything, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for or are after a specific genre, artist or album – then please fill out the form below and let us know! We’re updating our collection all the time and are always keen to hear what sort of things our customers are listening to and would like to listen to. See the list of what’s currently in the shop.

 

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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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