Mobile Fidelity's high-output StudioTracker MM phono cartridge takes its design philosophy from the label that makes the world's finest recordings. Mobile Fidelity has been true to the sound of the original master tape for the last five decades. It only follows that the Japan-made StudioTracker adhere to the same studio-level approach. True to the source, it reproduces what's in records' grooves: nothing more, nothing less. Distinguished with an extremely well-balanced frequency response and accurate dynamic swings, StudioTracker delivers a level of precision unmatched at this price.
Developed in collaboration between Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab engineers and Spiral Groove founder Allen Perkins, StudioTracker features two powerful low-mass magnets aligned in a "V" formation that parallel the way a record's grooves are cut by the studio engineers. StudioTracker's elliptical stylus allows it to dig deep into record grooves to extract the hidden cues located within, all without adding coloration. A proprietary material is applied inside the specially designed polymer headshell to maximize performance. The exciting result: An entry-level high-end cartridge on par with much more expensive models – and an instrument that achieves wondrous channel separation, detail retrieval, and dynamic responsiveness.
Indeed, StudioTracker's rich sonic character and smooth, highly accurate top end owe to the countless hours invested removing unwanted resonance and employing next-generation dampening elements to improve the sound. The overall design increases the control of the stylus/cantilever and generator, leading to heightened information retrieval and an extremely solidified bottom end. Developed to showcase the sound of Original Master Recordings, StudioTracker brings listeners closer to the artists' original intent at a cost almost anyone can afford.
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