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Gold Note - Machiavelli Gold - Cartridge

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Gold Note - Machiavelli Gold - Cartridge

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Gold Note - Machiavelli Gold - Cartridge


The Machiavelli Gold is the best ever made Gold Note high-output MC phono cartridge. It features easy internal impedance and high gain to enables great sound performance even with MM (Moving Magnet) or MC (Moving Coil) phono properly set-up phono preamplifier.

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The Machiavelli Gold Born extra rigid cantilever handles a high precision Line Contact diamond developed with Adamant-Namiki, the world most famous professional Diamond manufacturer.
The diamond tip is inserted and blocked into the Boron cantilever handled by a telescopic pipe increases the coupling rigidity.
The cantilever suspension is made by elastic no deformable harmonic steel spring rigidly blocked to eliminate vibrations enhancing the tracking ability of the cartridge the best.
Besides, the increased lighted body of the cartridge, featuring only 10 gram mass enables superb vibration control.
The thin and long gold plated pin connectors enable the ideal contact with arm cinches; the good contact unable energy dispersion and better grounding for a more silent music background to reach all minor details listening to the music.
The Machiavelli Gold because the 80 ohm high internal impedance and 1.2 mV output level it can be easily matched with MC (Moving Coil) and MM (Moving Magnet) phono preamp correctly set-up without Step-Up transformers.

Please Note: to preserve the uniqueness all Machiavelli Gold cartridges have the serial number indelibly engraved in the recessed area of the top of the cartridge body.


Typology: MC (Moving Coil) High Output Phono Cartridge
Output level: 1.2 mV
Frequency response: 10-40000 Hz
Impedance: 80Ω
Suggested load: 47 KΩ
Compliance: 10×10-6 cm/dyne
Channel separation: >28 dB
Suggested tracking weight: 1.8 to 2.1 g
Cantilever: Boron
Diamond: Line Contact
Diamond Size: 5×20 μm
Coil Wire: Copper
Magnet: Samarium-Cobalt
Mounting hole diamond distance: 9 mm

Total weight: 10 g

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