Miyabi Standard -SOLD-
Japanese Master phonograph cartridge designer Haruo Takeda is the creator of the Miyabi phonograph cartridges. Many of Takeda cartridges were sold under major audiophile brand names, such as Cello, Klipsch, Krell, and Mark Levinson. In the late seventies he began to design a cartridge he would eventually sell under his own brand name, Miyabi.
The legendary Miyabi Standard is the first cartridge Takeda San designed without OEM cost restraints. This Standard is in excellent condition and comes in its original jewel case box, manual and needle protector. Price: 1.750 euro.
The Miyabi Standard cartridge has an output voltage of 0.2 mV and a frequency response of 20Hz – 40kHz (± 2dB). The channel separation is greater than 25dB and the internal impedance is 2 ohms. The Standard is a low compliance cartridge at 9 x 10 (-6)cm/dyne and has a recommend tracking force of 2 grams. The stylus is a line contact design and the cantilever is a special aluminum alloy (read Takeda’s secret). As mentioned above, the magnet material is Alnico and the coils are copper. The weight of the cartridge is a whopping 13.5 grams.