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JICO MC

Postby Thomas_A » 07 May 2018 21:27

I saw a pic of the coming JICO MC cartridge on Steve Hoffman forum:

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Spec quoted (the output must be 0.2 mV?). Nothing spectacular, but then the JICOs measures in general much better than the given spec. I wonder what the price will be.

"Seto carving / SETO-HORI" product specification

Output: 2 mV
Output balance: <1.5 dB / 1 kHz Stylus
pressure: 2.0 g
Channel separation: 25 dB / 1 kHz
Frequency response: 15 - 32,000 Hz
Output impedance: 130 Ω / 1 kHz
Boron cantilever

Chip shape: Micro ridge
chassis: crown and natural wood
body weight 11 grams *
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Re: JICO MC

Postby Boltman92124 » 07 May 2018 22:12

Thomas_A wrote:I saw a pic of the coming JICO MC cartridge on Steve Hoffman forum:

Image

Spec quoted (the output must be 0.2 mV?). Nothing spectacular, but then the JICOs measures in general much better than the given spec. I wonder what the price will be.

"Seto carving / SETO-HORI" product specification

Output: 2 mV
Output balance: <1.5 dB / 1 kHz Stylus
pressure: 2.0 g
Channel separation: 25 dB / 1 kHz
Frequency response: 15 - 32,000 Hz
Output impedance: 130 Ω / 1 kHz
Boron cantilever

Chip shape: Micro ridge
chassis: crown and natural wood
body weight 11 grams *


2mv would be correct for a high output MC.
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Re: JICO MC

Postby Thomas_A » 07 May 2018 22:37

spec for the Hana/Excel....

Stylus: Elliptical
Cantilever: Aluminum
Output: 2mV
Output Balance: <2dB1KH
Tracking Force: 2g
Channel Separation: 22dB/1kHz
Frequency Response: 15-25,000Hz
Impedance: 130ohms/1kHz
Suggested Load: 47k
Weight: 5g
Color: Green
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Re: JICO MC

Postby sliceofhogan » 09 May 2018 08:36

Yes, all are cooking with water and use excel to produce to taste....
Here another supplier:
http://www.acrylteller.com/EXCALIBUR-TAD-MC-PHONO-CARTRIDGES
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Re: JICO MC

Postby mkoerner » 16 May 2018 22:13

Well,

first reports of users do appear, a well known german High End user just gave a rave Review in german Forums. He considers it to better Koetsu Gold Line and Black and Close to the Stone Bodies with a very Koetsu-ish Sound.

Apparently it was presented at the German High-End Audio fair and was sold there for a Special Price and even the current Street Price Looks promising.

Mine is on order :-)...

BTW: this is definitely no Excel produce. They build their own ceramic Body and assemble the generator themself. Of Course they buy the Stylus assembly (namiki) and maybe the Generator Frame but that is a genuine Jico Product as far as I can understand.

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Re: JICO MC

Postby Thomas_A » 16 May 2018 22:55

Price?
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Re: JICO MC

Postby BMRR » 17 May 2018 00:01

It certainly is unique looking! It looks like a pillow.
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Re: JICO MC

Postby ripblade » 17 May 2018 00:35

Thomas_A wrote:Price?

$999US.

Just going by the specs, it certainly resembles the Hana, which I presume is OEM Excel. Jico installed the SAS/boron and developed a ceramic body for it. Or maybe Jico just took the coils.... :-k
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Re: JICO MC

Postby mkoerner » 17 May 2018 08:54

The Specs for better made HO-MCs look mostly the same. Thats no Criteria and there are differences. MAYBE they use a Generator Frame from Excel. In your logic all cars are from Bosch, because virtually every car has (most even lost of) Parts from Bosch!

Price on the Fair was around 900€. Price for Sale in Europe very likely around 1600€.

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