Stanton has a long history rooted in early 20th Century music coinciding with the widespread use of the phonograph. Founded in 1946 by Walter Stanton, the inventor of an easily replaceable phonograph stylus, which helped create a consumer market for audio equipment, Stanton Magnetics was one of the first American companies to make and sell magnetic phonograph cartridges. Stanton developed the slide-in stylus that made replacing record needles easy, and the small silver boxes that held their cartridges soon became ubiquitous among audiophiles.
Today, Stanton Magnetics is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for club, mobile DJs and turntablists. The company’s product range includes turntables, high-performance cartridges, media players, DJ mixers, headphones, accessories and the innovative SC System Controller products. Now, some fifty year after its founding, Stanton remains at the forefront of professional DJ technology.