Planet audio postao je u ekskluzivni distributer legendarnih japanskih gramofonskih zvučnica Koetsu.
The 10.8gm Black moving coil is the company’s ‘entry-level’ model and arrives as an oblong block of anodised aluminium with copper coil wiring, a Samarium Cobalt magnet and Boron cantilever.
KOETSU BLACK MOVING COIL CARTRIDGE: PAINT IT BLACK
Posted on 3rd December 2015
A super cartridge for the rest of us? Paul Rigby reviews the Koetsu Black
Koetsu cartridges are often the sort of things that most people read about but never buy because they can be very, very, expensive. Some Koetsus are even crafted from precious materials. In fact, I’m sure that there are audiophiles out there who buy these rather lovely, hand-made objects, place them on a small stand and gaze upon them from outside a glass cabinet, using them as a topic of conversation at refined dinner parties.
Many audiophiles believe that a Koetsu is the best branded cartridge in the world. They were, at least, the first hand-made cartridges to make a splash in the audio world.
The 10.8gm Black moving coil is the company’s ‘entry-level’ model and arrives as an oblong block of anodised aluminium with copper coil wiring, a Samarium Cobalt magnet and Boron cantilever. Coming from world of the Benz Gullwing, it was no great surprise to see that the Black demands a downforce of 1.8-2gm. This low figure is light but offers the best results.
Offering a low noise performance and producing a performance of sparkling clarity, the Koetsu Black is tonally fascinating. The fact that it stretched the boundaries of the soundstage and allowed each instrument to flourish also means that you will be finding new details in even the most familiar of music.
- Body: anondized aluminum
- Type: moving coil
- Coil wiring: copper
- Magnet: Samarium cobalt
- Cantilever: boron
- Output: .4mV
- Frequency range: 20Hz-100kHz
- Channel separation: 25dB/1kHz
- Inner impedance: 5 ohms
- Channel balance: .5dB/1kHz
- Recommended impedance: 30 ohms
- Weight: 10.8g
- Compliance: 5×10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
- Tracking Force: 1.8-2.0g