Rainier introduces our latest range of Oysters, which raise the bar for what can be expected from reasonably-priced MM cartridges. Our resonance-optimized housing channels extraneous resonance away from the generator, ascertaining a well-represented soundstage with fantastic clarity and a natural hint of warmth. Impressively quiet while delivering impact, Rainier skillfully places instruments & vocals right where they belong. You can expect a broader, rounder soundstage than you previously thought attainable at this price.
Designed for discerning, value-minded audiophiles, Rainier, Olympia & Moonstone supplement & complement our existing range of Oysters. They build upon, enhance & refine the sonic character that listeners worldwide have enjoyed for decades. New innovation in cartridge design addresses the problem of resonance — the things that need to happen around a generator to voice a cartridge with honesty. The housing thusly disperses & dissipates resonance, making way for effortless, transparent sonics that are enlivened with intimate nuance. The voicing is true to natural harmonics, space around voices & instruments as well as their attack & decay. Unique to these 3 Oysters (not to mention Amethyst), experience a diminutive backdrop that bolsters sonic images with a degree of aptitude reminiscent of moving coil designs.
Upgrade Path: Rainier, Olympia & Moonstone replacement styli are interchangeable. We encourage you to follow the upgrade path to experience the best of what this design has to offer!
Mass 6.5g Stylus 0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical Cantilever Aluminium Alloy Coils High-Purity Copper Internal Impedance 1,130Ω Load Impedance 47kΩ Frequency Response 15Hz – 25kHz Output 5.0mV Channel Separation 25dB @ 1kHz Channel Balance 1.5dB @ 1kHz Compliance 10×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz Capacitance 100pF – 200pF Vertical Tracking Angle 25° Tracking Force Range 1.8g – 2.2g Recommended Tracking Force 2.0g Replacement Stylus Unit: Rainier, Olympia or Moonstone RS (Interchangeable)