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Koetsu Bloodstone Platinum Moving Coil Cartridge
Koetsu Bloodstone Platinum Moving Coil Cartridge

Koetsu

Bloodstone Platinum Moving Coil Cartridge

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 ...

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£7,998.00

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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.

- Body: Bloodstone
- Type: Moving coil
- Coil wiring: Silverplated copper
- Magnet: Platinum magnet
- Stylus type: Proprietary
- Cantilever: Boron cantilever
- Output volts: 0.3 mV 
- Frequency response: 20-100,000 Hz
- Channel balance at 1 kHz: Better than 0.5 dB
- Channel separation at 1 kHz: Better than 25 dB
- Inner impedance: 5 Ohm 
- Cantilever: High strength boron
- Recommeded impedance: 30 Ohm 
- Weight: 12.5 g
- Compliance: 5 x 10-6 cm/dyne at 100 Hz

As with all the Platinum series of Koetsu cartridges, it uses a set of very tightly matched Platinum-alloy magnets.

For such delicate work, Koetsu Japan specially commissioned a craftsman to handle the task. The final design was chosen after assessing many prototypes.

Koetsu Japan had long held the belief that the best way of eliminating interface issues between the stylus and cantilever is to build the complete assembly out of a solid piece of material. They decide to pursue this belief by crafting the stylus/cantilever assembly out of a solid piece of diamond!

Koetsu

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