Phono Cartridge Trade-in / Trade-Up

Did you know that many of our top phono cartridge manufacturers offer trade-in, trade-up, and stylus retip programs? These programs are a great way to use the value of your existing cartridge to upgrade to a new level of performance or simply to make it more affordable to replace a worn cartridge.

Values may vary and are subject to change; contact us for more information on your options!
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Clearaudio Phono Cartridges

Clearaudio has a number of options for replacing or upgrading a phono cartridge including:

*up to 20% off MM cartridge purchase with trade-in of a Clearaudio MM cartridge
*up to 25% off MC cartridge purchase with trade-in of a Clearaudio MC cartridge
*up to 40% off Clearaudio cartridge retip exchange
*10% off cartridge purchase with trade-in of any brand cartridge
*10% off cartridge with purchase of a Clearaudio turntable

Terms and conditions apply - contact us for more information.
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Sumiko Phono Cartridges

Sumiko Phono cartridges are found as the factory standard on many industry-leading turntables, including Pro-Ject & McIntosh. As user-replaceable styli are not on an option for moving coil phono cartridges, all Sumiko MCs, functional or otherwise, can be returned in a re-tip exchange — a discount on the same cartridge or one model up, sparing you expense when your stylus heads south!

Trade-in / trade-up values may vary. Contact us for more information on your Sumiko phono cartridge options.
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MoFi Phono Cartridges

MoFi Electronics cartridges do not have a replaceable stylus. That was a design character chosen by Allen Perkins, who preferred the sound of a fixed stylus plate.

MoFi instead offers a trade-in program where you can get a new MoFi cartridge at a reduced cost after yours wears out or if you simply decide to upgrade. The old cartridge is sent for rebuild and the customer receives a new cartridge at a discounted price of up to 20% off.
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Grado Labs Phono Cartridges

All of the Grado Prestige Series Moving Iron phono cartridges have a user-replaceable stylus that is available for order at a substantial discount. Wood chassis phono cartridges are not able to be re-tipped, but worn cartridges can be turned-in for credit toward a new one. Prices vary - contact us for more information.
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