To finish up todays ideal turntable bundle, you’ll need a cartridge to mount on your tonearm. The Audio Technica 440MLa is a great quality Moving Magnet (MM) cart from Japan, that’s been on the market for a few years now. It consistently receives good reviews, to the extent prices have unfortunately been climbing steadily. However it still remains well priced for the performance and sound quality it gives. The 440MLa’s microline diamond stylus gives it unparalleled tracking ability and clear audio reproduction.
I have in fact been personally using a 440MLa for the last 4 years (first on a Linn Basik LVX arm, then later on an Alphason Xenon). When it does finally wear out, I won’t hesitate in replacing it for the same again.
The ebay link below, is from a German seller, offering a great new price for this cartridge and shouldn’t be missed. It normally sells for £150-160 ish.