Ikeda - 9Mono - MC Phono Cartridge
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Ikeda - 9mono MC Phono Cartridge
Specially designed for enjoying monaural records
Designed with playback on stereo equipment in mind, the Ikeda Sound Labs 9mono was designed specifically for use in mono and is not a modification of the stereo cartridge. The left and right channels each have a monaural power generation coil that is electrically separated. The cantilever has a double structure constructed of duralumin pipe to reduce the effective mass and ensure rigidity. In addition, the oval-shaped stylus tip enables a wide-range of playback of monaural records of all vintages.
The body is made of solid aluminum alloy layers, to securely hold the generator unit. The needle holder is made from bi-layer duralumin tubes to minimize weight and maximize ruggedness. The chip needle (stylus) has an oval shape that will effectively read information from any mono LPs in any period of their press.
Unlike all conventional mono pickup heads, 9mono has two independent coils - right and left, located separately in the housing so that the electrical circuit is mounted separately. the two low resistance coils have vertical windings. A high efficiency permalloy core generates power only in the horizontal motion. This architecture eliminates extraneous hum noise that can be disturbing while listening to music.
The design and technical solutions in the IKEDA 9mono cartridge perform the main task - to reveal the hidden nuances in the record and play it with the charm and harmony whith which it was originally recorded.
- Designed for audiophile-grade playback
- Micro-ridge stylus tip
- Low internal impedance
- High output voltage
- Compatible with a wide range of preamps and phono stages
- Diamond-coated boron cantilever
- Optimized coil winding
- Heavyweight body construction
|Electromagnetic Generator:||Moving Coil (MC)|
|Output voltage:||0.22mVrms (1kHz 50mm/sec. Peak)|
|Coil Impedance:||2.0 Ohms (1kHz)|
|Appropriate Stylus Force:||1.8g ± 0.2g|
|Frequency Response:||10Hz - 45kHz|
|Channel Balance:||Within 0.5 dB (1kHz)|
|Stylus Chip:||Oval-shaped solid diamond|
|Cantilever:||Dual structure duralumin pipe|
|Compliance:||7 × 10-6cm/dyne|