Koetsu Black Goldline Low Output MC (Moving Coil) Phono Cartridge - Handmade in Japan


Just returned from VAS Audio where it was carefully restored to perfection.

Looking and sounding like new.

"Renowned for its smooth tonal balance, natural harmonics, divine midrange, low bass extension, and tremendous reproduction of voices, the aluminum-body Black Goldline uses six-nines copper (99.9999% pure) and samarium-cobalt to set itself apart from any other manufacturer's cartridges."

From Stereophile:

"Koetsu cartridges are made in small quantities by Fumihiko Sugano—the son of Koetsu's founder, the late Yoshiaki Sugano. The elder Sugano, who came and went with the 20th century, created the basic Koetsu cartridge design, pioneering the use of high-purity metals in particular, and naming the company after his ancestor and role model, the 16th-century artisan Honami Koetsu."

Want to hear – and feel – the vibration of acoustic-bass instruments and savor the separation of individual members in a vocal group? Black Goldline will take you there.

- Anodized Aluminum Body
- Copper Coil Wiring
- Samarium Cobalt Magnet
- Boron Cantilever
- 0.4 mV Output
- 10.8 g Net Weight
- Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g
- Recommended Load 80-1,000 ohms

$3,000 MSRP

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.



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