Analog Upgrades for Phono Cartridges
This one goes in the "Not Dead Yet" folder. In this day of DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD, SACD, DVD-Audio and other high-resolution audio formats, you might think that turntables are completely obsolete. Au contraire. Hit any late-night club and you'll see that turntables are still quite popular. As such, the Consumer Electronics Association has started reviewing the standard for measuring the performance of phono cartridges. Want to help?
If you're really interested in learning about the existing standard, you can purchase it here for a mere $55.00. Even more exciting, you can join the committee doing the review. Just fill out this form, and you can make a difference!
New standards for phonographs -- who knew people still care?-Leslie Shapiro
Photo by Tomasz Sienicki