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Now pre-tuned from factory kits with sets, damping oil and tools.
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What makes the Nitro cartridges sound so good?

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Audio MusiKraft is a small core of experienced craftsmen and devoted music lovers dedicated to bringing you some outstanding phono cartridges with exceptional value; all the while advancing the utmost goal:

True Musical Fulfillment.

From the get-go, all our cartridges are built with great care and pride. There are numerous benefits to gain with a MusiKraft once properly installed in your existing analog setup. At the forefront will be a dramatic increase in musical performance, followed by the unique ability to customize the cartridge to tailor the sound and the looks, thanks to our exclusive «Tunable» design.

Think About It

If there is one place most sensitive in your sound system, it is at the tip of your stylus. The cartridge moving system has the delicate and difficult duty to pick up information buried deep in the vinyl groove and converts it into voltage through its internal motor. This voltage, measured in fractions of millivolt is rather weak when compared to the volts at the output of your amplifier and loudspeaker terminals; a non-negligible factor of 10,000 or more. As a consequence, it is important to view your cartridge not only as a generator of great music but also of unrelated and undesired noise, very susceptible from its surroundings through mechanical and acoustic transmission and consequently magnified by the remainder of the audio chain. Therefore the methods to adequately hold in place the generator to reduce and control any external vibrations that could wrongly excite it , equally of having control over sympathetic resonances were also of prime importance in our research. The keyphrase is flexibility for the user.

Aiming No Less Than The Best

During the development process, our team’s most precious tool is our trained ears. We believe doing better listening test practices where others skim. When Audio MusiKraft goes in we don’t do half-measures so we invested lots of time in designing the First Series of cartridges inspired by the famous Denon DL-103 and lately refining these with the new Nitro Series cartridge kits. Knowing that the internal generator is a very sensitive source, it was necessary to improve the First Series motors to reach the quintessence of our product ; from this was born the Nitro series. Secondly, so the cartridge performs right from start and to simplify the voicing process, each Nitro Series kit includes three (3) pre-selected optimal tonewoods (chosen by us) for you to cover a large musical and sonic spectrum.

Designed For You

Our guiding principle is to allow control over the cartridge performance once in the field. Above all, this innovation eliminates all risk of disappointment when investing in a singular expensive cartridge. Our unique fully tunable concept lets the listener select the most suitable motor, the optimal chassis, the right tonewood amalgam, and the final voicing through strategically positioned fine-tuning micro-setscrews.

Today we are offering you an impeccable product which not only outperforms others but will literally give you a musical and sonic experience within each listening session. Simply put, our many years working in audio is your best guarantee to get a perfectly designed product.

You Will Love It

Additionally, to ensure your long-term satisfaction, the most powerful feature of our «all-in-one» cartridge modular design is lifetime recyclable, allowing you to change pieces whenever you require a sonic improvement, a motor replacement or choosing part upgrades.

Audio MusiKraft now invites you to take control of your sound…

- The World's First and Only tunable cartridge -

Each model is fully modular, reusable, customizable, interchangeable and will last a lifetime!

Following is our new Nitro LOMC cartridges categorized in four alloys

Features & Innovations

  1. Fully modular concept and interchangeable motor, shell, and wood at your will.
  2. Tonality and resonance controllable system.
  3. Three (3) voicing fine-tuning micro setscrews.
  4. Sharp perimeter edges for trouble-free cartridge installation and alignment.
  5. Five (5) different geometric positions for overhang adjustment.
  6. Straightforward to service: i.e. quick phono cartridge and wood insert installation or swapping.
  7. Wide front clearance for stylus ease of view.
  8. Highly durable and recyclable cartridge and shell.
  9. Very precisely machined (± 0.001″ tolerance).
  10. Upgradable part options (motor, many wood species, finish and more).
  11. Almost infinite sonic tuning capability.

Audio MusiKraft White Paper: The Tunable Phono Cartridge

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Happy Customers...

Andrew W. (USA) Audio MusiKraft Phono Cartridge
- Andrew W. (USA)

Guy, the cart sounds amazing so far. It is truly a masterpiece!

- Marc K. (Canada)

Hi Guy,


I have completed the ‘critical listening’ phase with my new cartridge and now I’m simply enjoying the music. Thought you might like to know my observations after 25-hours+ of critical listening.  My Audio MusiKraft First Magnesium DL 103R cartridge has more than 60-hrs. on it now therefore I assume that it is fully broken-in.


I took great care mounting & aligning the new cartridge.  I tested & refined the set-up using Hi-Fi News’ test record. Your cartridge passed all of the tracking torture-tests with flying colours with the exception of their famous track-9 (Side-1) which almost no cartridge can track. On their arm/cartridge resonance test (Side-2, tracks 2&3) my system resonated at 10-to-11-Hz, which is ideal.  This might be a useful reference for you in future when addressing questions regarding the compatibility of your cartridge with an SME 309 arm.  If you recall I was concerned that my arm might be too low in mass for your low-compliance cartridge.  In the event there’s nothing to be concerned about.

As for listening, I would characterise your cartridge as throwing a huge soundstage both in breadth & depth; a significantly larger soundstage than my previous – Ortofon Quintet Black – cartridge.  It also has a more luscious mid-range, silkier highs and slightly diminished but noticeably tighter bass. The image resolution is definitely sharper without sounding etched. But the most dramatic difference between the MusiKraft First (Mg) DL 103R and the Ortofon is unquestionably the soundstage.

Another surprising observation, the MusiKraft First (Mg) DL 103R tracks records better than any other cartridge I’ve ever used in my system!  I own a number of damaged LPs with tracks that have been unplayable with other cartridges. I have over the years owned Shure M91E (MM renowned for tracking everything), Boston Acoustics MC-1 (MC), Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood (MM) and Ortofon Quintet Black (MC) and none of these have been able to track these damaged LPs. The MusiKraft First (Mg) DL 103R tracks these albums with aplomb thereby increasing my enjoyment of them immeasurably.

The MusiKraft First (Mg) DL 103R is the best cartridge that I’ve ever had in my system, period.  In my opinion it is a superb cartridge and a great value.



Gordon H. (USA) Audio MusiKraft Phono Cartridge
- Gordon H. (USA)

Dear Guy,

The cartridge arrived safe and sound and, after spending some time finding the rights screws to attach it to my tonearm, I finally got it all set up this morning. I’ve attached a couple of pictures. It’s fabulous! I’ve not yet experimented with taking the wood out, etc. as right now I’m just enjoying how it sounds. But I certainly look forward to hearing its different possible sounds. Honestly, I’ll be shocked if it sounds better than what I’m hearing right now.
Thank you so much for all of your help. I am thrilled with my new cartridge!
John M. (USA) Audio MusiKraft Phono Cartridge
- John M. (USA)

Guy – got the cartridge today. Installed. Listened for a couple of minutes. That’s all I needed to confirm I made the right choice – this thing is awesome!!!

…a week later:

Hi, Guy. Hope all is well.
First of all – I’m absolutely thrilled with the new cartridge. It is really breathing new life into my vintage system. I can’t describe how much better everything sounds. Awesome!

Your attention to quality is obvious, as is the attention to performance and value. Your exemplary communication and personal customer support are the icings on the cake. Well done!!

Hi Guy,

I have just received the shell and extra insert! It just simply looks beautiful. It’s really amazing and just makes you happy just looking at it.  Again, thank you so much for the outstanding service and the purchase. Will recommend all my hifi-friends to visit your webshop.

Per T. (Norway) Audio MusiKraft Phono Cartridge
- Per T. (Norway)

Hi Guy,

I have just received the shell and extra insert! It just simply looks beautiful. It’s really amazing and just makes you happy just looking at it.  Again, thank you so much for the outstanding service and the purchase. Will recommend all my hifi-friends to visit your webshop.

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