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2/4 Channel Moving-Magnet Cartridge



The JVC Z1 uses a similar construction to the more expensive X1 but has a slightly reduced frequency response and higher output.

It features a Shibata stylus mounted on a super lightweight beryllium cantilever with one-point suspension.


Type: moving magnet

Stylus: Shibata with DT-Z1 0.15mm square diamond tip

Output: more than 4.0mV

Channel balance: less than 2.0dB

Channel separation: more than 25dB

Impedance: 2.4 kohms

DC resistance: 510 ohms

Load: 47 to 100 kohms

Tracking force: 1.7g

Frequency response: 10 to 50,000Hz

Weight: 5.5g


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