Your components downstream cannot fix a problem they can only amplify it. Turntables have an enormous effect on the end result because they generate a super low level signal that needs to be amplified a colossal 8,000 times.
A turntable’s job is to rotate at a precise and consistent speed. It needs to accomplish this without allowing any internal or external vibrations from entering into the chain. Our designs accomplish this with sound engineering, precision machining and carefully selected materials.
The Stratos is a high-value cartridge that surpasses the sound quality of many more expensive cartidges. It will provide a level of clarity and beauty that will have you listening for hours on end. Its stereo imaging capabilities are truly illuminating. It has a very organic mid range with a natural tonal balance. Even with this rich textured sound it still manages to excel with huge dynamic range and explosive transients. The Stratos is a cartridge for music lovers