Miyajima artisan moving coil cartridges now available in the UK

With the eagerly awaited release of the Beatles’ newly remastered mono albums just around the corner, what better time for Miyajima’s hand-crafted mono, stereo and 78 rpm phono cartridges to come to the UK?

With several patents under his belt, Noriyuki Miyajima is a passionate music-lover and a true artisan manufacturer. His cartridges are individually designed to produce stunning results not only from modern stereo LPs but equally from vintage mono and 78 rpm records. In fact, the company’s very first cartridges were true mono designs, making Miyajima almost unique: of the few manufacturers to make mono cartridges, many produce them as an add-on to an existing stereo range, usually in the form of modified stereo designs.

“It was a real joy to discover Miyajima cartridges and I’m absolutely delighted to be now bringing the range to the UK market,” says Dave Cawley of Timestep, Miyajima’s new UK distributor. “I have the greatest respect for Noriyuki Miyajima, whose passion drives him to seek the very best musical performance from the older disc formats.  Using a properly designed mono cartridge to replay mono records results in a sound that simply can’t be matched by using a stereo cartridge.  There’s something really special about that marriage of vintage classics with cutting-edge technology. You can’t beat it.”