Steely Dan UHQR Series

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September 28th, 2022

Funk Firm's Houdini Cartridge Decoupler

Is it a worthwhile "tweak" for your tonearm?

By: Michael Fremer

"The last thing I'd want to do is decouple my cartridge from the tonearm's headshell!", I barked at Funk Firm's Arthur Khoubessarian (BSc physics, University of Surrey) at last Spring's High End Munich show as he attempted to introduce me to the Houdini cartridge de-coupler. Everything I've learned and been taught by my mentors is that headshell/cartridge coupling is essential for efficient energy transfer; the goal being to drain it... Read More