EMT’s series of cartridges is an eight-strong range of moving coil designs, six of which can be specified with one of three different coil options. There are also three stereo and three mono cartridges designed primarily for broadcast use (it may seem remarkable to some, but LP replay is still a thing on some radio stations, just not the compressed lo-thought stations we normally attribute to FM or DAB in the UK). internet radio stations are especially keen it seems.
Our choice of cartridge is the JSD Pure Black; the fourth from the top (the flagship JSD Anniversary Limited Edition). All eight of the JSD range share the same body shape and design, with the Pure Black (and Pure Green) using a sandwich body design. Seven of them – including once again the Pure Black and Green – use a microline stylus, and these two models are the least expensive ones in the line-up to feature the same sapphire cantilever used right up to the top model.