This is one of the best cost effective ways to dramatically improve your analog system. Before you spend any more money on a new cartridge or any other upgrades have your arm rewired with Cardas OFC Litz wire and Cardas cartridge tags.
Now you can have your favorite Rega, Origin Live, OEM Rega tonearm professionally internally rewired (cartridge tags to arm base). Please note, this is internal rewire and does not include wiring from base of arm to phono plugs! Contact us for other arms.
We use OFC Cardas AWG 33 Litz wire and Cardas gold plated on brass cartridge tags. This is the same wire and tags as used by many upscale tone arm manufacturers. It is also the same wire/clips as used in our famous Incognito rewire kits.
The sound of the Cardas wire will greatly improve the whole presentation and reproduction of you treasured vinyl collection, smoother, deeper bass, clearer highs, wider soundstage, all in all a much more pleasant listening experience.
The low price of $159 includes insured return priority mail shipping in US for most arms. For very expensive arms or shipping to the West coast there may be additional shipping/insurance fees. Email for details giving zip code and insured value of your arm. For Canada add additional $30.
If your arm is not a Rega type such as SME, Schroeder, VPI-JMW, Black Widow, Linn Ittok, Well Tempered etc then internal rewire service will be from $199.
If you require a full internal/external rewire see our ad for Incognito or contact us as we can custom make a cable for your arm.
On all Rega/OEM based arms you can have a Cardas mini DIN plug installed at the same time for just $29. This will then allow you to use any external cable of your choice.
We also custom manufacturer headshell wires using Cardas wire and Cardas cartridge clips. Let us know what length you require and we will build them for you.
See what others had to say about our rewire service:
Thank you again for doing the tonearm for me.
Great to know that there is someone very competent to do a job like this.
With appreciation. Dick
Love the service and will always recommend as this is my second rewire
the other was an older arm off the p3 and its still going again thanks,
WOW! Great upgrade, thank you for outstanding service as well!
Just dropping you a line to let you know I am thoroughly enjoying my
Rega 250 tonearm rewire. Dennis.
I wanted to thank you for your quick, expert
repair of my botched tonearm rewire.I
have reinstalled it and it never sounded better. David.
Happy New Year Michael! Just
wanted to let you know that I'm still enjoying the RB300/Incognito rewire
project you did for me last March. My Planar 3 sounds super, and has been absolutely
trouble free. Thanks again for the great work! Phil.
I just wanted to let you
know that I received the Cardas rewire kit and the Michell stub/counterweight.The difference is nothing less than stunning.Truly super arm territory.I have had to completely rethink and reset my standards. The whole audiophile industry that was created by TAS and
Stereophile is simply a battlecry for “Spend more!”
I rebuilt one of my LP12s with the RB250 with the mods I
bought from you (and a Michell VTA adjuster), Cirkus bearing, Hercules PS, and,
the only other mod being a Tiger Paw Tranquility. I put a Linn Adikt cart on
that a friend gave me (I have nice friends).
Truly mind blowing.
I can honestly say that it is more enjoyable that the LP12 I
had tricked out with Kore, Mober DC supply, Tranquility, Origin Live Zephyr and
a Kiseki Purple Heart.
Throwing money at something only guarantees a depleted bank
Thanks so much!
Sounds perfect, thank so
much. Also thanks for fixing the lock bar! Chris.
I spent 6-7 hours listening to Incognito
rewired arm and I can say it’s definitely an improvement over the Rega wires.
In fact, it’s so good that I feel sorry I haven’t done it long time ago.
Highly recommended for anybody using Rega arms. Thank you Michael. Slobodan.
The tonearm arrived safely and works like a
charm. No more static crackling or buzzing. It’s like I have a new record
sincerely appreciate the speed and professionalism at which you provided the
service. I would definitely use your service again and recommend you to anyone
I know who might require a similar service. Tim.
Michael--the tonearm arrived
yesterday safe and sound. The quality of the work is fantastic and the
sound quality improvement was immediately noticeable. While I'm still
getting some hum from the TT, the new grounding probably reduced it by about
90%. I am very, very satisfied. I'll happily recommend your
services to anyone needing work done on their tonearms and will be in touch if
I need anything else. Jake.
Michael, tonearm arrived today, sounds wonderful on the WOW
XL with the Hana SL. Super job with the rewire - I very much appreciate
your skills and turning it around so quickly.
Thank you so much! George.
My tonearm sounds so much better!!! Thank you for the super fast service
too! I definitely will let people out here know about your service. Have a nice
Set up my Rega this morning and spinning the inaugural record
with the new Cardas wire and counter weight. Sounds great. What I
am noticing most (at least what I think I am hearing) is a fuller bass and more
control of the same.
Thanks for taking care of my P5. Keith.
Wow! now this upgrade is a definite improvement over upgrades I’ve
tried in other aspects of my vinyl system. The 'stock' wiring always
produced a hum and was never truly transparent/detailed. All this is gone
replaced by a reality I’ve not heard before. Thank you Michael! Ed
Just received my rb300 and got it reinstalled on my deck and it sounds
fantastic. I appreciate the work especially on a holiday weekend. Sam.
Happy New Year Michael! Just wanted to let you know that I'm still
enjoying the RB300/Incognito rewire project you did for me last March. My
Planar 3 sounds super, and has been absolutely trouble free. Thanks again for
the great work! Phil.
can't believe how fast your service is. I shipped it to you on Saturday and it
is already back and in service Thursday night. I need to know what else you do,
so I can use you again.
for grins, I started out with my Ortofon MC20 that I bought with my first new
turntable back in 1979. That's right, 36 years ago. I haven't even
auditioned it in 20 years, because setting up cartridges is such a pain. At
least with my trusty WallyTractor, I have some confidence it is set up right.
So its never been played through a quality phono preamp like my current one, a
Graham Slee Reflex C. I am stunned at how good it sounds. It probably needs to
be broken in all over again, as I assume the new wire needs to be as well.
I'll replace it with my Dynavector 20xl with the Soundsmith ruby cantilever.
But for now, all is well and the sound is good.
for getting me back in the groove so quickly. Gary.
I just wanted to say thank you again for the
re-wire you did to my SME. I have not had the time to fully run it through the
paces, but I am very happy with the arm so far. I am very pleased with the
clarity and sound of the cartridge now that it can fill the entire soundstage.
I will keep your name on file if I ever need more work done. Very reasonable
price for a job I did not want to try myself. Steve.
I was not expecting you to repair the arm so
quickly, especially being the weekend and so close to Christmas. I also
remember when I purchased the arm you went above and beyond to give me awesome
service. This is how customer service is done! Is there anywhere I can leave
feedback about your exceptional service? Your website perhaps? Thanks again,
you are the best! Bruce.
A friend of mine just had you
re-wire his Project arm with your Incognito kit. I am very familiar with
the sound of his system. Today, when I heard the difference your Incognito arm
re-wire made in the sound of his system, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor.
Soundstaging, low level detail, spectral balance, the attack and die away of
individual notes (sometimes referred to as "the harmonic
envelope") etc., etc., were improved beyond all recognition.
Thank you for rewiring my Rega RB600 arm. Your workmanship is most
impressive and the quality of sound with my Ortofon Kontrapunkt A is
gorgeous. I am so pleased with this result ! I have ~4000 LPs which will
become newly discovered treasure. Ronald.
Hi Michael. Just e-mailing to thank you for the wonderful job you did on
the Well Tempered Reference tonearm. It sounds spectacular! Continued success
to you. Best regards, Ed
just wanted to let you know that I installed my tone arm last Friday, mounted
my Shelter 501, and listened to vinyl for about 3 hours that night/Saturday
morning (much to my wife's and second daughter's chagrin). I was
listening to some really old records in my collection (I'd say 30 to 35 years
old), plus some new 180 gram pressings (Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd).
I cannot begin to express how pleased I am with the Cardas
upgrade. It more than put new life into my vinyl listening. It
brought out such detail and so much more in the way of music than I've ever
heard before. While I thought I had a pretty decent/high end system with
the P7 and my Benz Glider, I've never obtained this much information from my
thanks for getting the upgrade done so quickly. I know that I will have
many, many, many more listening sessions like I did the other night.
I had an accident where I pulled the posts and wires out of my tonearm.:o It was as broken as a tonearm could be and I was really freaked out.:( :mad:
I checked with SME's East coast distributor and they told me to call Sumiko (SME's West coast distributor) for repair info. Sumiko told me I had to have the tonearm shipped back to England where they would repair the arm but that it was going to cost so much money for shipping and the repair that I may as well have them do the bearings, damping material, rewiring upgrade that SME does on the Series V tonearm. The problem is that the estimate was $1200 to $1800. Damn Sam I just spent a pretty penny on getting my Spectral pre refurbed and brought up to 2007 spec as well as just spent another hefty couple 'o' thou on a VTL preamp so that estimate friggin floored me.
I started whinning to some fellow Polkies about my plight. Carl (schwarcw) directed me to Brit Audio where they specialize in rewiring tonearms.
I shipped the tonearm. The owner of Brit Audio, Michael Wharton, received the tonearm Friday. He rewired it with Cardas tonearm wire and shipped it back to me Monday morning. I had it back by Wednesday.
He did a spectacular job and the best part of it is, it cost me $149 shipped. He examined the bearings and cleaned up the tonearm as well as rewiring it.
Great, quick service and he continues to answer my silly questions.
I highly recommend this fellow and his service.
I was not expecting you to repair the arm so quickly, especially being the weekend and so close to Christmas. I also remember when I purchased the arm you went above and beyond to give me awesome service. This is how customer service is done! Is there anywhere I can leave feedback about your exceptional service? Your website perhaps? Thanks again, you are the best!
I got the arm today and got it mounted back on my SOTA and it sounds just grand. I have no idea how you fixed it, but it works just perfectly. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't found you and your excellent service. Thanks a million!
I just wanted to let you know that I installed my tone arm last Friday, mounted my Shelter 501, and listened to vinyl for about 3 hours that night/Saturday morning (much to my wife's and second daughter's chagrin). I was listening to some really old records in my collection (I'd say 30 to 35 years old), plus some new 180 gram pressings (Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd).
I cannot begin to express how pleased I am with the Cardas upgrade. It more than put new life into my vinyl listening. It brought out such detail and so much more in the way of music than I've ever heard before. While I thought I had a pretty decent/high end system with the P7 and my Benz Glider, I've never obtained this much information from my albums.
So, thanks for getting the upgrade done so quickly. I know that I will have many, many, many more listening sessions like I did the other night.