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Yamaha MC-1X

Moving Coil Phono Cartridge (1979-1983)

yamaha mc-1x moving coil phono cartridge
Yamaha MC-1X


The MC-1X moving coil cartridge with integral headshell is specifically designed to reproduce every detail of the original sound exactly as it was recorded.

To achieve this goal, the Yamaha cartridge design team developed a pure beryllium tapered pipe cantilever.

It is extremely light, but rigid, so it responds precisely to each minute modulation cut into the record's grooves.

Other beryllium benefits are minimized sound colouration due to cantilever resonance and outstanding trackability for low-distortion reproduction.

Further design points unique to this cartridge are a yoke-less dual differential magnetic circuit with samarium cobalt magnets, and a root wing coil suspension system.

The result is a magnificent cartridge which has been highly praised by audio critics the world over.


Type: moving coil

Output: 0.2mV

Frequency response: 10 to 20000Hz

Channel separation: 28dB

Channel balance: 1dB

Stylus: 8 x 40 micron special elliptical diamond

Cantilever: beryllium tapered pipe

Tracking force: 1.8g (1.6 to 2.0g)

Impedance: 30 ohms

Housing aluminium die-cast rigid body

Weight: 19g


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