Saturday, April 30, 2011

KIseki Blue N.O.S.


The Kiseki Blue N.O.S. is the first "re-born" Kiseki cartridge in 2010-2011. The body (from the 80's) is machined out of solid aluminium, the motor is built from parts from the past and today. Perfect combination of best choices from then and from now result in new Kiseki Blue which with a lot of ease surpasses the results of the very original Kiseki Blue from the 80's.

Body: Aluminum alloy
Cantilever: Solid Boron Rod: 0.28 mm diameter
Stylus: Nude line-contact diamond, mirror polished
Stylus tip radius: 5 x 120 µm
Vertical Tracking Angle (VTA): 20 degrees
Coil: Pure iron cross coil
Weight: 10.8 grams

Output voltage: 0.4 mV at 3.54 cm/s
Internal impedance: 12 ohms
Frequency response: 20  - 20.000 Hz ± 1 dB
Channel balance: Better than 0.5 dB
Channel Separation: Better than 35 dB at 1 kHz

Tracking ability at 315 Hz at a tracking force of 2 grams: 80 µm
Dynamic Compliance: 15 µm/mN

Recommended loading: 100 – 47.000 ohms
Recommend tracking force: 1.7 – 2.0 grams
Optimum tracking force: 1.7 – 1.8 grams
Recommended tone arm mass: Medium
Optimum working temperature: 23 °C
Break-in period: 50 – 100 hours