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Audio Note IQ cartridges

Discussion in 'audio' started by Fretbuzz, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Fretbuzz

    Fretbuzz pfm Member


    Anyone experience of any of them please? IQ-1, 2, or 3?

    Particularly any comparisons against other cartridges, or against each other.

  2. DavidS

    DavidS pfm Member

    Are these modded Goldrings ?

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

  4. Fretbuzz

    Fretbuzz pfm Member

  5. Fretbuzz

    Fretbuzz pfm Member


    I'm pondering either repairing my broken Benz SL cartridge (started only working through one channel) or starting afresh. Was really impressed with the IQ-3 I heard as part of an all Audio Note demo system, and also wonder how close the others might be. Have an AN R-Zero phono stage so good compatibility. Something about simplifying the system and losing the SUT appeals, as does the easy stylus replacement/upgradeability if the IQ range.

    (To clarify, all IQ cartridges use the same body - yes based on a Goldring. The 1 uses aluminium cantilever and Gyger Type II stylus. The 2 upgrades the stylus. The 3 then gets a titanium cantilever.)

    Any input welcome.

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