The output quality of any Hi-fi stereo system is determined by the quality of the audio input. Tonal balance, response range, musical clarity, stereo separation, imaging, and freedom from noise and distortion are all affected at the outset. On a turntable, the selection of this first component, the cartridge, is critical to the full enjoyment of the rest of your system.
A phono cartridge is the record player’s part where sound is developed and is the part that can be upgraded with better versions to improve audio performance. Brands like Nagaoka specialises in producing a wide range of cartridges for individual needs.