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.
Type
Brand
48 products
Clearaudio Stradivari V2 Cartridge
Clearaudio Stradivari V2 Cartridge
Price
$4,400.00

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Clearaudio Concerto V2 Moving Coil Cartridge
Clearaudio Concerto V2 Moving Coil Cartridge
Price
$3,300.00

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Clearaudio Talismann V2 Gold Cartridge
Clearaudio Talismann V2 Gold Cartridge
Price
$2,200.00

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Clearaudio Essence MC Cartridge
Clearaudio Essence MC Cartridge
Price
$1,500.00

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Clearaudio Concept Moving Coil Cartridge
Clearaudio Concept Moving Coil Cartridge
Price
$1,000.00

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Clearaudio Maestro V2 Ebony MM Cartridge
Clearaudio Maestro V2 Ebony MM Cartridge
Price
$1,500.00

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Clearaudio Virtuoso V2 Ebony MM Cartridge
Clearaudio Virtuoso V2 Ebony MM Cartridge
Price
$1,200.00

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Clearaudio Artist V2 Ebony Moving Magnet Cartridge
Clearaudio Artist V2 Ebony Moving Magnet Cartridge
Price
$700.00

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Clearaudio Performer V2 Ebony MM Cartridge
Clearaudio Performer V2 Ebony MM Cartridge
Price
$500.00

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Sumiko Songbird Phono Cartridge
Sumiko Songbird Phono Cartridge
Price
$899.00

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Sumiko Starling Cartridge
Sumiko Starling Cartridge
Price
$1,799.00

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Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge
Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge
Price
$99.00

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Sumiko Oyster Cartridge
Sumiko Oyster Cartridge
Price
$79.00

Phono Cartridges

Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge
Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge
Price
$4,499.00

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Sumiko Pearl Phono Cartridge
Sumiko Pearl Phono Cartridge
Price
$119.00

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Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II Cartridge
Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II Cartridge
Price
$2,799.00

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!