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A moving-coil battlefront. Dynavector Karat 17DX vs. Hana ML.

A moving-coil battlefront. Dynavector Karat 17DX vs. Hana ML.

Dynavector Karat DX17 vs Hana ML.

 

Oh my Lord, two little black boxes with little Hi-Fi gems within. I was at Hi-Fi Corner and these two tantalizing mites were sitting on the table before me. I recognized the boxes as containing similarly priced moving-coil cartridges, both I think it's fair to say, belonging on the first couple of rungs of the “high-end” ladder. I knew the two models as I had been contemplating buying another cartridge myself and had researched a few possibilities. I couldn't in all honesty justify this other than just fancying having another cartridge to hand, and in any event, can one ever have too many of them? Anyway, it's cheaper than collecting cars! Struan, MD of Hi-Fi Corner, saw my eyes drawn to the boxes and suggested I take them home and compare the two, maybe anticipating a sale. How could I say no?

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Choosing the right cartridge

Choosing the right cartridge

You've decided to buy a new turntable unit and new cartridge. It's exciting 'cos you're going to rediscover those wonderful records you own. Hi-Fi Corner will ensure you're pleased as Punch with your purchases but knowing about some of your cartridge choices beforehand will gear you up for the event. For the more seasoned audiophile, the quick guide to cartridge loading may be useful too. Read more.
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