MIYAJIMA TAKUMI STEREO L MC CARTRIDGE AVAILABLE
Miyajima has announced the Takumi L edition of its entry-level moving coil stereo cartridge.
The new ‘L’ edition of Miyajima’s Takumi stereo moving coil cartridge features a nude line contact stylus as opposed to the bonded elliptical stylus found on the regular Takumi model.
The considerably lowered tip mass allows the Takumi L to deliver a significantly extended frequency response of 20Hz-32kHz compared to the regular Takumi’s 20Hz-22kHz.
Like all of Miyajima’s stereo cartridges, it features the company’s unique, patented ’cross ring’ design with a non-magnetic core which is quite distinct from typical moving-coil cartridge assemblies. This approach addresses the traditional problems inherent in moving coil cartridges that result in unwanted resonances.
Instead of a tie-wire, the cartridge features a pointed slide bar that locates the coil assembly very precisely from behind at its pivot point, which is also the centre point of the magnet, while gently pushing the coil assembly against a compliant insert. The upshot of this is that the coil assembly can pivot unimpeded by a tensioning wire.
According to Miyajima, the result is dramatically lower distortion leading to a ‘just right’ balance of silky smoothness and precise bite, of detail and delicacy.
Pricing and availability
The Miyajima Takumi Stereo L phono cartridge is available now to order priced at £2,450 (including VAT).
Find more information over at Miyajima Lab.
African blackwood (Mpingo)
20Hz to 32kHz
2.0 – 2.5g (2.3g recommended)
Nude line contact
100Hz : around 9×10-6cm/dyne
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