Welcome to Micro-Point
Micro-Point was one of the pioneers of the 1950’s, manufacturing cutting styli and lacquer discs. Today we (formerley Transco Blanx) are proud to bring this iconic name back to where it belongs — at the forefront of today’s vinyl/cutting technology and high-end moving coil playback cartridges. Transco/Micro-Point has been supplying cutting styli to the worlds mastering studios and pressing plants since the 80’s — That’s over 35 years and currently enjoys the no:1 status. read more...
Scully Lathe Lovingly Restored
Micro-Points’ new U.K. Vinyl Mastering Testing and Research Facility in South Godstone, Surrey has received considerable investment transforming it into a state of the art facility.
At the heart of this transformation is a 1962 Scully Lathe 601. Originally commissioned for Capitol Records the lathe was used to cut all the Beatles early work up to the 1970s for U.S. distribution, after which it was sadly mothballed in favour of the new Neumann Lathe. The Scully remained in retirement in Southern California protected by the dry heat and a liberal coating of nicotine...
Later this year Micro-Point plan to introduce a range of high end Moving Coil Cartridges.
This range will include four micro ridge solid diamond tip products, Aluminium, Boron, Sapphire and Diamond.
Also planned are a Mono Cartridge and a limited edition non-integrated Diamond Cartridge fashioned from a single piece diamond.
To be kept informed of all developments, please register your interest
Barry Grint - Alchemy Mastering
I have long regarded Adamant styli as essential to the great sound Alchemy achieves with our cuts. We have invested significantly in our cutting lathes and working with John at Micro-Point and Adamant we now have styli that deliver the excellence we seek.
Rinus Hooning - Record Industry – Holland.
To meet our customers demand for excellence and to deliver on schedule, we need to work with totally reliable products. NSH-2 and NSH-2S guarantee clean grooves and excellent wear characteristics. And the addition of cutting styli for Westrex heads is welcomed. I have a fantastic relationship with John Rooke for a lot of years based on confidence and trust.
Stephen Marsh - Marsh Mastering - CA
I finished testing the WSH-2S Micro-Point Cutting Stylus for Westrex yesterday, it is REALLY impressive. The reproduced cut translates very well to the source. There is less exaggerated bottom end, greater sense of stereo width and clearer, cleaner top end.