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Zero B 0.7mil From Miyajima: Miniature Mono - The Audiophile Man
Now offering a mono cartridge option with a 0.7mil tip, Paul Rigby reviews the Miyajima Zero B The concept of the mono LP is not a strange one. As music fans, we are happy to buy and collect new and old mono pressings while the instances of mono rarities appearing within classic LP reissues is actually a growing one. The Beatles, for example, recently released their entire mono discography within a humungous box set. When faced with audiophile demands, though, why are we unsettled in the company of a mono pressing and rather shy of playing these mono pressings in the proper way? That is, why do we persist with the playing of mono pressings with a stereo cartridge? OK, your mono collection may be too small to justify a new outlay on a mono cartridge and budget concerns might just prioritise the gas bill over a new unit. If your record collection features a healthy selection of mono pressings, though, and money is not too much of an issue, then you really have to think again. If I approached a Philips, star-headed, screw with a flat-headed screwdriver, you’d look upon me in an odd fashion. Sure, I may be able …