British made.

What the Reviewers say:

"...as a device for reproducing the full frequency range, dynamics and transients of modern gramophone records, it deserves attention by everyone with ears to hear: strongly recommended." Blue in Gramophone. November 1974.

"...dynamic and exciting soundstage...". Blue New Hi-Fi Sound. October 1955. "...this cartridge still has the magic....reeks of musicality. It's so breathtaking, head-spinning, bone-rattling anachronism delivers more smiles per RPM than anything you can name." Super Gold Docapod, Hi-Fi News, July 1990)

-There is a sense of immediacy and impact that is unsurpassed...bright and colourful, giving mastertape-like clarity and definition." Super Gold Decapod. High Fidelity. November 1991.

"...Londons cannot be bettered...for immediacy, image specificity and sparkle...This new found clarity, the small reduction in smearing, the greater overall sense of precision are reasons enough for craving a Jubilee." Jubilee. Hi-Fi News. October 1992.

"...unrivalled dynamics...the best phono cartridge I've tried. The dynamic expression was revelatory, even state-of-the-art...spine-tingling excitement -textbook reading of pace, rhythm and timing...sets an example to all." Jubilee. Stereophile. June 1995.

"Amazing! Incredible! Fantastic! These were the tools that sprang to mind when auditioning the London Jubilee...the sheer detail and vividness of the Jubilee bowled me over..brings music to life like no other." Jubilee, Hi-Fi Choice. April 2001.

"sound was glorious, with superb image placement, powerful bass and detail retrieval of the highest order... the finest cartridge I've heard in my 40 years in the industry." Super Gold, Hi-Fi World. April 2004

"The voices...I'd swear they're in the room. There's no escaping it. The London Reference...is the most involving cartridge I've ever heard." Reference, HI-FI News. October 2004.

How do they do that?

The unique Decca "Positive Scanning" design works on a sum and difference principle. There is no conventional cantilever, so giving a very low moving mass and the most direct route from record groove to signal output. This results in unsurpassed realism of reproduction which compares favourably with live performance. Another advantage of this design is that it results in a very high output of 5mv which means that a transformer or pre-preamp is not required.

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