Phono Cartridges

Collection: Phono Cartridges

Changing the cartridge on your turntable is a great way to improve sonic performance without the expense of buying a new turntable altogether. Paragon offers a wide selection of phono cartridges, including a variety of types - moving-magnet (MM) and moving-coil (MC) cartridges - in a variety of body materials - wood, stone, metal, etc. Shop our hand-picked collection of phono cartridges below.
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Clearaudio Concept V2 Moving Magnet Cartridge
Clearaudio Concept V2 Moving Magnet Cartridge
Price
$250.00

Turntables

Hana EH/EL Cartridge
Hana EH/EL Cartridge
Hana EH/EL Cartridge
Price
$475.00

Turntables

Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 Phono Cartridge
Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 Phono Cartridge
Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 Phono Cartridge
Price
$499.00

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Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge
Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge
Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge
Price
$599.00

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Hana SH/SL Cartridge
Hana SH/SL Cartridge
Hana SH/SL Cartridge
Price
$750.00

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Hana Umami Red MC Phono Cartridge
Hana Umami Red MC Phono Cartridge
Hana Umami Red MC Phono Cartridge
Price
$3,950.00

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Clearaudio Charisma V2 Ebony Moving Magnet Cartridge
Clearaudio Charisma V2 Ebony Moving Magnet Cartridge | Turntables | Paragon Sight & Sound
Clearaudio Charisma V2 Ebony Moving Magnet Cartridge
Price
$2,200.00

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Hana SL Mono Cartridge
Hana SL Mono Cartridge
Hana SL Mono Cartridge
Price
$750.00

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Sumiko Rainier Cartridge
Sumiko Rainier Cartridge
Sumiko Rainier Cartridge
Price
$149.00

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Sumiko Olympia Cartridge
Sumiko Olympia Cartridge
Sumiko Olympia Cartridge
Price
$199.00

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Sumiko Moonstone Cartridge
Sumiko Moonstone Cartridge
Price
$299.00

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DS Master3 Optical Phono System
DS Master3 Optical Phono System
DS Master3 Optical Phono System
Price
$27,000.00

Phono Cartridges

DS Audio DS-E3 Optical Phono System
DS Audio DS-E3 Optical Phono System
DS Audio DS-E3 Optical Phono System
Price
$2,750.00

Phono Cartridges

DS Audio W3 Optical Phono System
DS Audio W3 Optical Phono System
DS Audio W3 Optical Phono System
Price
$15,000.00

Phono Cartridges

Linn Krystal Phono Cartridge
Linn Krystal Phono Cartridge
Linn Krystal Phono Cartridge
Price
$2,280.00

Phono Cartridges

Linn Koil Phono Cartridge
Linn Koil Phono Cartridge
Linn Koil Phono Cartridge
Price
$1,060.00

Phono Cartridges

Linn Kendo Phono Cartridge
Linn Kendo Phono Cartridge
Linn Kendo Phono Cartridge
Price
$3,715.00

Phono Cartridges

Linn Kandid Phono Cartridge
Linn Kandid Phono Cartridge
Linn Kandid Phono Cartridge
Price
$5,685.00

Phono Cartridges

Linn Ekstatik Phono Cartridge
Linn Ekstatik Phono Cartridge
Price
$7,295.00

Phono Cartridges

Linn Adikt Phono Cartridge
Linn Adikt Phono Cartridge
Price
$871.00

Phono Cartridges

DS Audio Grand Master EX Optical Phono Cartridge
DS Audio Grand Master EX Optical Phono Cartridge
DS Audio Grand Master EX Optical Phono Cartridge

Phono Cartridges

HANA Umami Blue Phono MC Cartridge
HANA Umami Blue Phono MC Cartridge
HANA Umami Blue Phono MC Cartridge
Price
$2,500.00

Phono Cartridges

Sumiko Celebration 40 Phono Cartridge
Sumiko Celebration 40 Phono Cartridge
Sumiko Celebration 40 Phono Cartridge
Price
$2,799.00

Phono Cartridges

DS Audio HS-001 Head Shell
DS Audio HS-001 Head Shell
DS Audio HS-001 Head Shell
Price
$450.00

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DS Audio 003 Optical Phono System
DS Audio 003 Optical Phono System
DS Audio 003 Optical Phono System
Price
$6,000.00

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DS Audio Grand Master System
DS Audio Grand Master System
DS Audio Grand Master System
Price
$60,000.00

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Clearaudio Jubilee MM Cartridge
Clearaudio Jubilee MM Cartridge
Price
$1,000.00

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Clearaudio Jubilee MC Cartridge
Clearaudio Jubilee MC Cartridge
Clearaudio Jubilee MC Cartridge
Price
$6,600.00

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Hana ML/MH Cartridge
Hana ML/MH Cartridge
Hana ML/MH Cartridge
Price
$1,200.00

Turntables

Clearaudio Titanium V2 Cartridge
Clearaudio Titanium V2 Cartridge
Price
$11,000.00

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Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement Cartridge
Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement Cartridge
Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement Cartridge
Price
$17,500.00

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Clearaudio da Vinci V2 Moving Coil Cartridge
Clearaudio da Vinci V2 Moving Coil Cartridge
Clearaudio da Vinci V2 Moving Coil Cartridge
Price
$7,700.00

Turntables

You will find that different types of phono cartridges, with varying body construction & materials, each present a variance of sound that could result in the acoustic change you want. When shopping for phono cartridges, it's important that you find a cartridge that can be correctly mounted to your tonearm - some tonearms have different mounting styles - and that you have a phono preamplifier or built-in phono stage that is compatible with the type of phono cartridge that you purchase (a moving coil (MC) phono cartridge has lower output than a moving-magnet (MM) type, so the MC needs more amplification). Some phono preamplifiers are built with both MM & MC inputs (and you can switch between them), but others are only single-use MM or MC. If you're not sure what phono cartridges are capable with your turntable, Paragon's staff is here to help! Please contact us for expert advice. Otherwise, you can shop our phono cartridge selection online & we wish you happy shopping!