Cartridges Reviews


DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde Cartridge Review

The DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde DJ Cartridge is made specifically for scratch and hip-hop style DJ’s who want a needle to stay in the groove under extreme scratching and back-cueing situations.  These were co-designed by the legendary turntablist DJ Q-bert to provide great handling, high output, and low record wear.  The one-piece Concord design makes installation a breeze and allows DJ’s to easily see the area of the record that the needle will sit in the groove.  Check out my unboxing and mini-review video inside.


Stanton GrooveMaster.V3 Cartridge Review

Check out the full rundown review video of the Stanton Groovemaster.V3 MP4 high-end club integrated headshell cartridges.  We completed a written review a while back on these, but wanted to provide everyone with a bit more detail and a nice video to go along with it.  Big Shout-outs to Stanton for sending a new set of Matched Pair needles for the testing.  The Groovemaster needles are perfect for high-quality audio playback and mixing style DJ’s.  Watch the video review inside to see if the Groovemasters are right for you.


Stanton 520-SK Craze Review

Great performance at an even better price. The 520 SK Craze is a headshell mounted cartridge great for skatch DJs. Endorsed by World Skratch Champion DJ Craze, the Stanton 520 SK also sports a chrome body which reduces background hum.


Shure M44-7 Review

The king of scratch cartridges. The Shure M44-7 ‘s high price tag is worth it for its great performance. If set up porperly and broken in, these cartridges almost never skip. The Shure M44-7 also boasts a low tracking force, which translates into minimum record wear. Higly recommended for skratch DJs.


Stanton DiscMaster.V3 Cartridge Review

Ideal for daily playback, the Discmaster.V3 is a great all around cartridge for any application, and best of all, it won’t leave a hole in your pocket.


Stanton TrackMaster.V3 Cartridge Review

With very high output and little cue burn, the Trackmaster.V3 is perfect for any club / scratch situation.


Stanton SM.V3 Review

The Stanton SM.V3 is a mid priced scratch cartridge with good skip resistance and quality sound.


Shure WhiteLabel Review

An excellent combination of club quality sound and skip resistance. Shure’s first concord style catridge sports low record wear and allows adjustment of stylus overhang. The Shure Whitelabel also features reliable contacts for plugging into the tonearm.


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