Friday, February 28, 2014

Ikeda SAI and 9TS cartridges





























€5600

The "SAI", is the uncompromising advancement of the legendary "9MUSAM" with completely brand new pickup system. Engineers from Ikeda succeeded to transfer the tonal qualities of the 9MUSAM without compromising. The output voltage could be increased through further development in the area of the coil drive to 0, a channel equal 0, 5dB 30mV! The cantilever consists of "Boron" and the diamond is "Micro-Ridge."

The SAI sets new standards and is continuing the decades-long tradition of Ikeda-San.

MC cartridge: Universal type dedicated to tonearm.
Output Voltage: 0.3 mVrms (1kHz 35.4mm/sec., at 45°peak)
Coil Impedance: 2.5 ohms (1kHz)
Appropriate Stylus Force: 2.0grams ±0.2 grams
Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 45kHz
Channel Separation: over 30dB (1kHz)
Channel Balance: within 0.5dB (1kHz)
Stylus Chip: Micro-ridge solid Diamond
Cantilever: made of Boron.
Weight: 30 grams
Compliance: 7 x 10-6cm/dyne
































€2000

Ikeda just announce  the new MC cartridge in the €2000 price range, which holds all the attributes of the "real Ikeda" with the "9TS" for the first time.

Tonally it has the same musicality as the other MC cartridges in the "9"-family. No compromises are made also during processing. The 9TS 0, 35mV is about twice as high output voltage compared to the 9TT so that it can be operated without any problems on cheaper phono preamps.

Output Voltage: 0.35mVrms (1kHz 35.4mm/sec., at 45°peak)
Coil Impedance: 6.0 ohms (1kHz)
Appropriate Stylus Force: 2.0grams ±0.2 grams
Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 45kHz
Channel Separation: over 27dB (1kHz)
Channel Balance: within 1.0dB (1kHz)
Stylus Chip: Oval-shaped solid Diamond
Cantilever: Double layered duralumin pipe.
Weight: 10 grams
Compliance: 7 x 10-6cm/dyne

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