Black K Moving Coil Cartridge
The Koetsu Black offers the signature tonal balance and natural harmonics that the line is known for worldwide, but at a price that makes it much more accessible for a larger group of analog ...
The Koetsu Black offers the signature tonal balance and natural harmonics that the line is known for worldwide, but at a price that makes it much more accessible for a larger group of analog aficionados. The tonal signature of all Koetsus is pure smoothness. Sure there may be some cartridges that better the Koetsu in a specific area, but there are none that offer the complete package. If you really care about the sound of music, if your goal is to be immersed in tones that make up chords, and you don't want to put up with any more hi-fi artifacts, the choice is simple.....only a Koetsu cartridge will do.
Koetsu Urushi Black
Body: Rosewood w/ Urushi Lacquer
Coil wiring: Silver-plated Copper
Output: 0.4 mV
Weight: 9 g
Sugano's quest led him to enlist universities, specialized industries and master craftspeople to create the special parts to go into his masterpieces. One of the first to use 4 nines copper (99.99% pure), curent production uses 6 nines copper (99.9999% pure). Platinum signature models feature silver cladding of the 6 nines copper, a process where a silver sheath is slowly drawn over the copper conductor.
Ultra-pure iron square plate formers were sourced for their most predictable magnetic characteristics and lowest oxidation. Pre-aged to the perfect consistency, rubber suspension parts are sourced under license with a rubber damper manufacturer. Special magnetic materials, including Alnico have been featured. Today, samarium-coblalt is used with platinum magnets reserved for the flagship models. Japanese craftsmen carve the rosewood bodies, lacquer coat the Urushi bodies, or cut stone for the onyx Platinum. Styli are specially designed and precision ground for Koetsu.
Today, Sugano's sons have revived his art and continue to create musical masterpieces under the watchful eye of the old master. For every music lover, your journey to musical nirvana is incomplete without a Koetsu phono cartridge in your system.
The tonal signature of all Koetsu's is pure smoothness. Sure there are cartridges that better the Koetsu in every area but there are none that are the complete package. If you really care about the sound of music, if your goal is to be immersed in tones that make up chords, and you don't want to put up with any more hifi artifacts, the choice is simple.....Koetsu
Every audiophile music lover knows of the legendary sound of Koetsu phono cartridges from decades past. Those old enough to have experienced Sugano's Koetsus retain the memory of a musical experience unequaled. Few were privileged to own and enjoy a Koetsu. Many of the converted searched out second and third Koetsus, assuring a long, cherished relationship.
Koetsu cartridges are legendary and are some of the most highly sought premium phono cartridges in the world. Beautifully handcrafted using the finest materials, the attention to detail is truly remarkable with only a small number of cartridges produced each year. Koetsu was founded by Yoshiaki Sugano who was a boxer, artist, sword maker, automotive executive and lover of western classical music. His love of music took him on a journey designing and building some of the most beautiful and best sounding phono cartridges in the world.
Yoshiaki Sugano passed away in 2002 aged 95 but the legacy of Koetsu lives on with his son Fumihiko who having been an apprentice under his father is now a master cartridge maker in his own right. All Koetsu cartridges are still hand made in Japan using the finest materials to produce cartridges that not only sound fantastic, but are a work of art.
If you’re a fan of vinyl and want to take your equipment to the top level, then a Koetsu cartridge is an upgrade that will give you lasting satisfaction. For more information about Koetsu cartridges get in touch with Oxford Audio today on 01865 790 879.