Koetsu Black Low-Output MC (Moving-Coil) Cartridge, Musashino Audio Lab

$1,499

Koetsu needs little introduction among turntable addicts.  

This is a lightly used and well cared for sample, a low-output moving-coil "Black" model with a boron cantilever. 

Fully tested and inspected under a microscope and working brilliantly. 

From a review in Stereophile by Art Dudley:

"At the very least, Koetsus were the very first artisanal phono pickups to make an impression on the American and English hi-fi scenes. As such, and regardless of who came first—a question that probably can't be answered—Koetsu paved the way for all other such things, including the Kiseki, the Kondo, the Miyabi, and the delightfully named Goldbug.

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."

Specifications:
Output: 0.4 mV
Tracking Force: 1.8 - 2.0 gram
Loading: Approx.30-100 Ohms
Output Impedance: 5 Ohms
Cartridge Mass: Approx. 9 - 10g
Cantilever: Boron

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Item

Included

Box

Yes

Manual

No

Remote

N/A

Cables

N/A

Physical Condition

10

Working Condition

10

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