Sunday, April 6, 2014

Acoustical Systems the archon

the archon© time-aligned moving coil phono cartridge is a new design.

Featuring an unique designed uni-body made from a solid block of Timet 1100 - an ultra-strength Titan-alloy. Internal liquid dampening at certain areas provides an unique energy transfer ability to conserve and bring to your ears even the finest and smallest details in sound. Thus enriching the sonic picture with rarely heard inner harmonics and ambiance nuances.

the archon© provides a sonic picture which is live-like and tantalizing in its openness, vital detailed and rich in its harmonic structure. A very natural, colorful sound - with an outstanding reproduction of human voices and the most realistic timbre. Opening a soundstage which is wide and recreating excellent the recording venue - with organic placement and wide inner dynamics.

Technical parameters

0.5 mV output
Silver coils
Ultra-rigid special dampened titanium "Timet 1100" corpus
Static compliance 17-19 mm/N (18°C to 30°C)
16 to 20 mN tracking force range
18 mN recommended tracking force
Channel balance better 0.5 dB / at 1 kHz
Channel separation 28 dB
Frequency response 15 Hz to 32 kHz +/- 2 dB
Shibata EVO stylus
Internal resistance 8 Ohms
Load resistance 40-1000 Ohms
Cantilever C37-coated tempered aluminum
Cartridge weight 11.5 grams

the archon© is an individual numbered limited edition low-output moving coil cartridge assembled and fine-tuned by hand and designed in Bavaria / Germany.