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About Needle Clinic

Owned and operated by an audiophile.

More than two decades of experience. Worked on everything from entry level cartridges to high end $15k cartridges. Reputation for high quality workmanship and satisfied customers. For repairs, Needle Clinic uses only OEM components. Needle Clinic stocks components purchased directly from cartridge manufacturers so every component replaced is either a direct replacement or an upgrade. All work turned around in less than two days by Andy Kim at his repair shop in his home near Sacramento, California. Nothing is farmed out. No middle man. All communication is directly with the person doing the work.Unlike other US-based retippers, customer cartridges are not sent to overseas specialists. Thus turnaround time is quick, around 1-2 days in general.

No office or store front or office staff, minimizing overhead costs to provide affordable, value-based services for the audiophile community.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
clock-big-320x300
needle2-big-320x580

About Needle Clinic

Owned and operated by an audiophile.

More than two decades of experience. Worked on everything from entry level cartridges to high end $15k cartridges. Reputation for high quality workmanship and satisfied customers. For repairs, Needle Clinic uses only OEM components. Needle Clinic stocks components purchased directly from cartridge manufacturers so every component replaced is either a direct replacement or an upgrade .All work turned around in less than two days by Andy Kim at his repair shop in his home near Sacramento, California. Nothing is farmed out. No middle man. All communication is directly with the person doing the work.Unlike other US-based retippers, customer cartridges are not sent to overseas specialists. Thus turnaround time is quick, around 1-2 days in general..

No office or store front or office staff, minimizing overhead costs to provide affordable, value-based services for the audiophile community.

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WHAT WE DO

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Why is upgrading phono cartridges so complex?

Phono cartridges can be upgraded by simply upgrading components, but the results may not be good. The phono cartridge is a system. The stylus, cantilever, and moving coil/magnet interact with one another and selecting the right mix of components must be done through trial and error by someone with a trained ear. Experience matters.

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THE UPGRADE PROCESS

Email or call for a quote. With the vast number of different cartridges, each has specific upgrade paths, so each must be quoted separately. Provide the manufacturer and model of the phono cartridge and what needs repair or if it is an upgrade.Place an order using … Mail the phono cartridge to 1169 Souza Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762.
Turnaround time to less than 2 days. The phono cartridge will be mailed back to the owner.

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