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Kiseki Blackheart

Stereo Moving-Coil Phono Cartridge

Kiseki Blackheart


The latest design out of the hands of Mr Fokadu, his goal was to manufacture a moving coil cartridge that came as close as possible to the sound of the Kiseki Lapis Lazuli, while the price should be as fair as possible.

After 2 years trying he found a combination of components of which he felt was good enough to go into production and the Kiseki Blackheart was born.

Although the outside of the cartridge does not look like a Lapis Lazuli it was clear to the very first users that this was a remarkable achievement.

Asked about what special materials were used in this design, we were only told that the diamond got a special polishing treatment.

The diamond was said to be polished for a certain period by small pieces of human hair; this seemed to have such a drastic effect on the sound quality that he decided to use this method for his other models.

The best stylii are used for the Lapis Lazuli and the Blackheart - go and listen to find out how much it sounds like a Lapis Lazuli.


Housing: bottom plate out of aluminium/magnesium alloy bonded to blackheart body

Colour: gold/black

Cantilever: boron

Stylus: line contact, 0.14 x 0.6 mil

Stylus polish: super polishing by pieces of hair

Output: around 0.4mV

Channel balance: +-0.25db

Channel separation: +-30db

Frequency response: 20 to 50,000 Hz

Impedance: 6 ohms

Vertical tracking angle: 20 degrees

Compliance: 20 x 10-6cm/dyne

Tracking force: 1.6 to 2.2g

Recommended transformer: MCT-1S improved or MCT-2

Weight: 7.5g


The Kiseki Blackheart cartridge demonstrated refined poise and a delicate but at once potent security - £1595 HiFi Choice 1988


review  English

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