Blue stones are among nature's scarcest, so it's no surprise that the one-of-a-kind Koetsu Blue Lace Onyx Platinum phono cartridge with its agate onyx body produces unforgettably inimitable experiences from vinyl grooves. Peel your eyes away from its jewel-like beauty for a moment and view it as your permanent personal-seat license for a fifth-row, dead-center perspective on the world's most treasured recordings. Forget about trekking to a concert hall or orchestral auditorium. The soulful, immediate, natural, and thoroughly absorbing performance you'll both hear and see – courtesy of pinpoint-precise focus, architecturally rendered dimensions, even-order balances, sublime harmonics, and true-to-scale imaging – is honestly better than what you'll find in almost any venue. And there's no traffic or travel times involved.
Koetsu's flagship masterpiece won't quit. Hand-crafted with a stone body comprised of agate onyx with blue, gray, and white layers of fused quartz, Blue Lace Onyx Platinum features a hardness and rigidity that make it a superior tracker. Silver-clad six-nines copper wiring (99.9999% pure), rare platinum-alloy magnets, and a precision-ground stylus complete an opulent cartridge that is the apex of musical expressiveness and analog sorcery.
Body: Blue Onyx Type: Moving Coil Coil Wiring: Silverplated Copper Magnet: Platinum Magnet Cantilever: Boron Cantilever Output Volts: 0.3 mV Frequency Range: 20Hz to 100kHz Channel Sep.: 25db / 1kHz Inner Impedance: 5 Ohm Channel Balance: .5 db / 1kHz Recommended Imp.: 30 Ohm Weight: 12.5 g Compliance: 5 x 10-6 cm/dyne at 100 hz Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8-2.0g Recommended Load: 80-1,000 Ohms