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NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« on: March 21, 2013, 20:44 »
I think is about time for an update since it was abruptly circumcised by echoloft  :(

This represent the creme de la creme each craftsman has to offer that is still available so here goes:

47Lab McBee                
http://www.sakurasystems.com/products/mcbee.html

Accuphase AC-5                  
http://www.accuphase.com/model/ac-5.html

Airtight PC-1 Supreme      
http://www.airtight-anm.com/components/pc1sup.html

Allnic AudioPuritas         
http://www.allnicaudio.com/eng/products/view.htm?brandcode=0020020000000001&page=1

Audio Note Io Ltd             
http://www.audionote.co.uk/products/analogue/cart_io_ltd_01.shtml

Audio Technica AT-ART7      
http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/atj/show_model.php?modelId=2260

Audiotekne MC-6310      
http://www.audiotekne.com/products_mc-6310.html         

Benz-Micro LP-S-Class           
http://www.musicalsurroundings.com/benz.html

Blue Angel Mantis             
http://www.blueangelaudio.com/

Bluelectric Magic Diamond   
http://www.axissaudio.com/cartridges/magicdiamond.htm

Brinkmann EMT            
http://www.brinkmann-audio.de/main.php?prod=emtti&lang=en

Cardas- Ruby Heart
http://www.cardas.com/cartridge.php

ClearAudio
Goldfinger Statement       
http://www.clearaudio.de/_en/tan_Goldfinger%20Statement.php


Denon DL301II                
http://www.denon.jp/jp/Product/Pages/Product-Detail.aspx?Catid=3a1119d8-25ff-477b-a4d5-c72963f56f79&SubId=a893956b-7d3f-49c4-be82-1bdc76319c45&ProductId=81533048-0bfc-4f80-91f6-a4886abfe75a#.UUhpPRdkMuc

Dynavector  DV XV-lt      
http://www.dynavector.com/products/cart/e_xv1t.html

EAT Yosegi Cartridge      
http://www.euroaudioteam.com/en/eat-yosegi-cartridge-000050.html

EMT Jubilee Series   JSD 5 and JSD 6                  
http://www.emt-studiotechnik.de/

GARROTT BROTHERS P89      
http://www.garrottbrothers.com/p89.html

Goldring Legacy Series      
http://www.goldring.co.uk/consumer-electronics/goldring/legacy.htm

Goldnote Tuscany Signature   
http://www.goldnote.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25%3Atuscany-signature-015mv-mc-phono-cartridge&catid=20%3Acartridge&Itemid=42&lang=en

Grado The Statement1      
http://www.gradolabs.com/page_cartridges.php?item=6cab761eea50a3a98932b3273d71af67

Haniwa HCTR01         
http://www.kubotek.com/haniwaaudio/p_cartridge.html

Heed Zene
http://heedaudio.co.uk/zene.html

Ikeda IKEDA-9TT      
http://www.soleberry.net/cartridge.html

Jan Allaerts MC2 Formula One                  
http://www.jallaerts.be/

Kiseki Blue NOS             
http://www.kiseki-eu.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=149&Itemid=135

Koetsu Blue Lace             
http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/50158/Koetsu-Blue_Lace_Platinum_Magnet_Cartridge-Low_Output_Cartridges

Kondo IO-M                
http://www.audionote.co.jp/en/products/cartridge/iom.html

Linn KANDID                     
http://www.linn.co.uk/all-products/turntables/kandid

Lyra Atlas                    
http://www.lyraconnoisseur.com/Products/Products_Analog/Atlas/atlas.html

Miyajima Lab  Kansui         
http://www.miyajima-lab.com/e-stereo.html                         
 
Mysonic Ultra Eminent Be      
http://www.mysonic.jp/

Oracle Paris
http://www.oracle-audio.com/?action=produit_show&id=18

Origin Live Champion
http://www.originlive.com/origin-live-cartridges/cartridges/origin-live-cartridges/origin-live-champion.html

Ortofon MC ANNA       
http://www.ortofon.com/products/cartridges/moving-coil/mc-anna

Pluto Cartridges
http://www.plutoaudio.nl/

PhaseTech Phasemation PP1000   
http://phasemation.com/

Rega The Apheta      
http://www.rega.co.uk/

Reson Alexe
http://www.reson.de/de/MC-Austauschtonabnehmer/reson-Tonabnehmer/Plattenspieler/ALEXE1

Roksan Shiraz      
http://www.roksan.co.uk/roksan/roksanpage.php?pageno=19

ROWEN L'Absolute MC
http://www.rowen.ch/en/data/rowen_mc_labsolute.php

Shelter Harmony         
http://www.axissaudio.com/cartridges/harmony.htm

Shun Mook- M.C. REF. CARTRIDGE
http://www.shunmook.com/hifiproduct_1.html


Soundsmith Hyperion, and Hyperion LT         
http://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges/hyperion.html

Stein Music Aventurin 6 MK2      
http://www.steinmusic.com/

Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation       
http://www.sumikoaudio.net/sumikocartridges/prod_palosantos.htm

Tranfiguration Proteus   
http://www.hifi.com.sg/products/cartridge/transfiguration/proteus.htm

Ven Den Hul THE COLIBRI      
http://www.vandenhul.com/products/phono/the-colibri-289.html

Yamamoto Sound Craft YC-03S/YC-03M        
http://www2.117.ne.jp/~y-s/YC-03S,M-new-e.html

ZuDL-103 Prime      
http://www.zuaudio.com/#turntable-cartridge.php

ZYX UNIverse II         
http://www.sibatech.co.jp/zyx/mcc.html


For MM akan datang, If I miss any let me know 8)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 12:28 by malsound »
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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Re: NEW NEW KIND ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 21:22 »
Good list, applaud the effort. But would be better if you had a better title.
Didn't know WTF you're talking about until I clicked a few links.  :D

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Re: NEW NEW KIND ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 21:24 »
Are the Garrot brother cartridges based on Grados?
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Re: NEW NEW KIND ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 06:43 »
Good list, applaud the effort. But would be better if you had a better title.
Didn't know WTF you're talking about until I clicked a few links.  :D
;D I thought brothers from echo chamber will recognize my signature echo from the loft ma, forgot there are new echo in new places.



why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: NEW NEW KIND ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 06:56 »
Are the Garrot brother cartridges based on Grados?

No they are not,  their early MM is base on Arcam P-77 , anyway long story. The live story of the brothers can be make into a great love movie.

why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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Re: NEW NEW KIND ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 10:36 »
Are the Garrot brother cartridges based on Grados?

As Malsound said, it was based on the Arcam P-77 but the stylus was different. I have a Garrott although the stylus broke off and couldn't find the time to get a replacement. The Garrotts are no longer around (both committed suicide) and the cartridge making was taken over by Tivoli Hifi in Melbourne. http://www.tivolihifi.com.au/catalogue/brands/garrott-brothers
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Re: NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 19:14 »
Like promise, here goes MM and high output moving iron or MI for short.



ADC- XLM MKII
http://www.adelcom.net/ADC-xlm%20mk2%20improved-Page.htm


Audionote- IQ3
http://www.audionote.co.uk/products/analogue/cart_iq_3_01.shtml

Audio Technica-AT150MLX
http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/atj/show_model.php?modelId=522


Clear audio- Maestro V2®
http://www.clearaudio.de/_en/tan_Maestro%20V2.php

Garrott Brother- Garrott Optim Ruby FGS
http://www.decibelhifi.com.au/garrott-optim-ruby-fgs/


Goldnote- Vanita
http://www.goldnote.it/vanita/

Goldring- 2500 Cartridge
http://www.goldring.co.uk/moving-magnet/cartridges/2500.htm

Grado- Sonata1
http://www.gradolabs.com/page_cartridges.php?item=755fd3f88958589985ad6fd5b653a082

Linn- Adikt
http://www.linn.co.uk/all-products/turntables/adikt

London Decca- Reference
http://www.needledoctor.com/London-Decca-Reference-Phono-Cartridge?sc=2&category=368

NAGAOKA- MP500 H CARTRIDGE
http://www.ln-cc.com/en/restofworld/music/audio-equipment/icat/musequipment/invt/nag0308004col#content


Origin Live- Aladdin
http://www.originlive.com/origin-live-cartridges/cartridges/origin-live-cartridges/origin-live-aladdin.html

Ortofon- 2M Black / 2M Black Verso
http://ortofon.com/products/cartridges/cartridges-2m-series/2m-black

Roksan- Corus Silver
http://roksan.co.uk/corus-silver-cartridge.html

Shelter- 201
http://www.axissaudio.com/cartridges/201.htm

Soundsmith- The Voice
http://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges/voice.html

Sumiko- Pearl
http://www.sumikoaudio.net/sumikocartridges/prod_pearl.htm

The Cartridge Man-The MusicMaker Classic MK III
http://www.thecartridgeman.com/music_maker_classic.htm



Rega- The Exact
http://www.rega.co.uk/html/MM%20Cartridges.htm

Reson- Reca
http://www.reson.de/de/MM/reson-Tonabnehmer/Plattenspieler/reca1


SHURE- M97xE
http://www.shure.com/americas/products/phono/m97xe-audiophile-phono-cartridge

Stanton- 681 EEE MK III
http://www.stantondj.com/stanton-cartridges/681eeemkiii.html

VPI- Zephyr
http://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges/zephyr.html


For High Output MC akan datang, If I miss any let me know 8)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 12:27 by malsound »
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 23:39 »
Great Job bro, I think you got basically all covered.. except the top high output MM cart from Soundsmith is "The Voice"



Like promise, here goes MM and high output moving iron or MI for short.


For High Output MC akan datang, If I miss any let me know 8)

« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 23:50 by BTW »

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Re: NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 09:41 »
Great Job bro, I think you got basically all covered.. except the top high output MM cart from Soundsmith is "The Voice"


Just checking anyone is looking closely ;D
The spec kind of throw me off, anyway thanks for the heads up.

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Output voltage   >0.6 mV/cm/sec.
5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS   >2.12 mV
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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Re: NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 11:19 »

Iwant to try soundsmith strain gauge cartridge, who got hear before?  ;D
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Re: NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 14:17 »
Iwant to try soundsmith strain gauge cartridge, who got hear before?  ;D

No, I myself will be very interested to hear them. It is like the Audio Note Io Ltd field coil cartridge does come with some extra baggages like a amp. So only reserve to a very few committed, with deep pockets of course.

Good new they come out with a low cost ;D fix level output amp and one little hint, strain gauge system are very reliable unless you blow the cantilever.

« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 14:48 by malsound »
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/y3RIHnK0_NE

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Re: NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013, 14:20 »
Yes, this one very interesting... the Strain Gauge is not MC or MM...  I'll love to hear this  Strain Gauge Cartridge as well...


Iwant to try soundsmith strain gauge cartridge, who got hear before?  ;D

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Re: NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2013, 14:49 »
Just to clarify a little on this thread, is not on so much who make the most expensive cartridges but more on what each maker or brand has to offer and come out something better in the next evolution example Lyra Titan to Atlas, Transfiguration Orpheus to Proteus etc, etc. hence the title new king on the block.

I have the privilege to experience  on some of this changes first hand and can appreciate the hard work and passion they have put  into their product. I can still remember the day the looks on Mr. Jean-Claude Kei Tago face holding back his tear after listening to the prototype PC-1 Supreme  finally being dial in, priceless.



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Re: NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2015, 18:18 »
 NEW KING ON THE BLOCK 2015 update, since last time many old king are dead and new one are born. ;)

47Lab Fuuga                
http://www.sakurasystems.com/fuuga.html

Accuphase AC-5                  
http://www.accuphase.com/cartridge.html

Airtight PC-1 Magnum Opus      
http://audiotweak.net/2015/07/12/a-28000-pick-up-arm/
http://www.analogplanet.com/content/new-air-tight-pc-1-magnum-opus-phono-cartridge-not-faint-bank#Kr3W7UmfgKKtrBgl.97

Allnic AudioPuritas         
http://allnicaudio.com/Puritas

AMG Teatro
http://www.amg-turntables.com/teatro/

Audio Note Io Ltd             
http://www.audionote.co.uk/products/analogue/cart_io_ltd_01.shtml

Audio Technica AT-ART9      
http://www.audio-technica.co.jp/atj/show_model.php?modelId=2365

Audiotekne MC-6310      
http://www.audiotekne.com/products_mc-6310.html         

Benz-Micro LP-S-Class           
http://www.originlive.com/benz-micro/cartridges-mc-mm/benz-micro/lp.html


Bluelectric Magic Diamond Silver Spirit   
http://axissaudio.com/component/silver-spirit/

Brinkmann EMT EMT-ti            
http://www.brinkmann-audio.de/main.php?prod=emtti&lang=en

Cardas- Ruby Heart
http://www.cardas.com/cartridge.php

Charisma Audio MC1
http://www.charismaaudio.com/?page_id=3052

ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement       
http://clearaudio.de/en/products/cartridges-mc-goldfinger_statement.php


Denon DL301II                
http://www.denon.jp/jp/product/accessories/cartridges/dl301ii


DS-W1 Optical cartridge
http://www.ds-audio-w.biz/?page_id=39


Dynavector  DV XV-lt      
http://www.dynavector.com/products/cart/e_xv1t.html

EAT Yosegi Cartridge      
http://www.europeanaudioteam.com/en/eat-yosegi-cartridge-000050.html

EMT JSD P 6.0 Multi Facet Diamond on white sapphire cantilever                  
http://emt-international.ch/e/jsd_series.php

GARROTT BROTHERS Optim Ruby FGS      
http://garrottbrothers.com/optim-fgs-ruby

Goldring Legacy Series      
http://www.goldring.co.uk/record-cartridges-and-styli/goldring-legacy-series.htm

Goldnote Tuscany Gold   
http://www.goldnote.it/wordpress/tuscany-gold-2-2/

Grado The Statement1      
http://www.gradolabs.com/cartridges/statement-series-cartridges

Haniwa HCTR01 mk-II         
http://www.kubotek.com/haniwaaudio/p_cartridge.html

Heed Zene mr
http://heedaudio.co.uk/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=43&Itemid=561

Ikeda IKEDA KAI      
http://www.soleberry.net/cartridge.html

Jan Allaerts MC2 Formula One                  
http://www.jallaerts.be/

Jasmine Audio Dragon
http://mockingbirddistribution.com/jasmine-audio/dragon-mc-cartridge/

Kiseki Blue NOS             
http://kiseki-eu.com/?option=com_content&view=article&id=149&Itemid=135

Koetsu Blue Lace             
http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/50158/Koetsu-Blue_Lace_Platinum_Magnet_Cartridge-Low_Output_Cartridges

Kondo IO-M                
http://www.audionote.co.jp/en/products/cartridge/iom.html

Kuzma CAR-50
http://www.kuzma.si/cartridges.2

Linn KANDID                     
http://www.linn.co.uk/all-products/turntables/kandid

Lyra Atlas                    
http://www.lyraconnoisseur.com/Products/Products_Analog/Atlas/atlas.html

Miyajima Lab  Madake         
http://www.miyajima-lab.com/e-stereo.html                         
 
Mysonic Signature Gold      
http://www.mysonic.jp/

Oracle Thalia & Corinth
http://www.oracle-audio.com/?action=produit_show&id=5&lg=en

Origin Live Champion
http://www.originlive.com/origin-live-cartridges/cartridges-mc-mm/origin-live-cartridges/origin-live-champion.html

Ortofon MC ANNA       
http://ortofon.com/hifi/products/cartridges/moving-coil/mc-anna

Pluto Audio ONE Cartridges
http://www.plutoaudio.nl/contents/en-uk/d3_Pluto-Audio_Cartridges.html

PhaseTech Phasemation PP1000   
http://phasemation.com/product/pp-1000.html

Rega The Apheta   2   
http://www.rega.co.uk/apheta-2.html

Reson Alexe
http://www.reson.de/de/MC-Austauschtonabnehmer/reson-Tonabnehmer/Plattenspieler/ALEXE1

Roksan Shiraz      
http://roksan.co.uk/shiraz-cartridge.html

ROWEN L'Absolute MC
http://www.rowen.ch/en/data/rowen_mc_labsolute.php

MC Scheu Ruby 3
http://www.scheu-analogue.com/cartridges/

Shelter Harmony         
http://axissaudio.com/component/harmony-mc/

Shun Mook- M.C. REF. CARTRIDGE
http://www.shunmook.com/hifiproduct_1.html#2


Soundsmith Hyperion, and Hyperion LT         
http://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges/movingiron.html#hyp

Soundsmith Strain Gauge
http://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges/sg.html

Stein Music Aventurin 6 MK2      
http://www.steinmusic.com/

Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation       
http://www.sumikoaudio.net/en-us/our-brands/sumiko-phono-cartridges/products/reference-series/palos-santos-presentation

TechDAS TDC01 Ti
http://www.techdas.jp/analog_04.html

Tranfiguration Proteus   
http://www.hifi.com.sg/products/cartridge/transfiguration/proteus.htm

TriangeArt Zeus
http://triangleart.net/zeusmccartridge1/

Ven Den Hul THE COLIBRI      
http://www.vandenhul.com/products/phono/the-colibri-289.html

Yamamoto Sound Craft YC-03S/YC-03M        
http://www2.117.ne.jp/~y-s/YC-03S,M-new-e.html

ZuDL-103R Prime      
http://www.zuaudio.com/phono-cartridges

ZYX Premium DIAMOND         
http://www.zyx-audio.com/products_mc_premium_series_diamond.html


For MM akan datang, If I miss any let me know 8)
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 06:37 by malsound »
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Re: NEW NEW KING ON THE BLOCK
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 12:59 »
Watch this page closely, an update is in progress. ;)

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