Here we look at another cost effective upgrade to the Technics SL1210 / SL1200
Dynamic Headroom paid a visit to the fantastic KJ West One high-end hi-fi shop in London for their "Strictly Vinyl" event. This was an informal gathering of hi-fi and music lovers who came to listen to a talk by Touraj Moghaddam from Vertere Acoustics and Miles Showell from Abbey Road Studios. The evening focussed on the vinyl record format by highlighting the production process, the benefits over digital and mastering.
Here at Dynamic Headroom HQ, the Technics SL1210 mark 2 is the turntable of choice in my hi-fi system. Actually, it was left over from my DJing days, but nevertheless it was dusted off when the vinyl revival started and I began buying vinyl again. Upgrading to another deck would set me back £1000 in order to get a performance bump to make it worthwhile. I don't have that kind of money so began to wonder, what is the best way to upgrade a Technics SL1210? And can I do it on the cheap?
Here I give my review of the AT440MLb cartridge from Audio Technica.