High-End Entry-Level Mobile Fidelity StudioTracker MM Phono Cartridge Lets You Hear Playback Worthy of an Original Master Recording: From the Studio Into Your Listening Room
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.
Mobile Fidelity: Decades of Bringing Master-Tape Quality to Your Listening Experience
Mobile Fidelity has been the undisputed leader in audiophile recordings since its inception in 1977. At its Sebastopol, California, mastering studio, Mobile Fidelity cuts records using only the original master tapes as source material. The company's faithfully reproduced Original Master Recordings bring you – the listener – closer to the absolute truth and emotion of the original performances of the finest records made by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, The Band, Grateful Dead, Santana, Bill Evans, Nirvana, and many other Hall of Fame artists. Experienced on vinyl LP, SACD, or 24k gold CD, Mobile Fidelity software unveils all the detailed information on original master recordings without adding coloration or other artifacts. Drawing on four decades of engineering and studio experience, Mobile Fidelity has taken the next logical step: Applying its expertise, talent, passion to audio components. Every Mobile Fidelity product is made to meet the strict standards long synonymous with Mobile Fidelity's music releases.
Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2g
Frequency Response: 20-20,000Hz
Output Voltage: 3.5mV
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