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Stereo Moving-Coil Cartridge (1985)

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Scan Tech Tsurugi Ceraloy


Built as a monument to prove that analogue storage and reproduction of music was still far superior to any digital device.

The Tsurugi moving coil phonograph transducer was developed after the beginning of the so called 'digital era'.

The people behind it decided to build it as a monument to prove that analogue storage and reproduction of music is still far superior to any digital device.

After all, music itself, as well as the human hearing, is based on a purely analogue mechanism, and a digital storage system can at best be a synthesized mimicry of the actual musical event.

Trained ears all over the world agree that there is an infinite amount of information in a musical event which can only be reproduced accurately to the listener when passed through a purely analogue audio system of the highest quality.


Type: moving coil

Internal impedance: 2 ohms

Stylus pressure: 1.8 to 2.0g

Compliance: approx 8cu

Weight: 10g (with body), 7g (without body)

Channel separation: more than 33dB

Frequency range: 10Hz to 50kHz (flat from 20Hz to 20kHz)

Recommended load: 47k ohms or less

Recommended tonearm: rigid, medium mass, high-quality (esp bearings), pivoted or linear tracking type


instruction/owners manual  English

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