Brogue is a devoted fan of GradoLabs headphones, but, embarrassingly, didn’t know that the company started out making luxury phono cartridges for turntables. And they still do. The new Statement 2 is a unique moving iron cartridge, handcrafted in the USA, boasting a precision cut nude diamond stylus mounted on a boron cantilever. The low-resonance carved Australian Jarrah hardwood body conceals four fixed coils making it one of the world’s most stable tracking phono cartridges. And the upshot of all this is searing highs, rich mids and authoritative bass frequencies.

£3,000, gradolabs.com