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Gold Note - Machiavelli Red - Cartridge

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Gold Note - Machiavelli Red - Cartridge

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Gold Note - Machiavelli Red - Cartridge


The Machiavelli red is the new Gold Note high-output MC (Moving Coil) phono cartridge. It features easy internal impedance and high gain to enables great sound performance matched with any MM (Moving Magnet) phono preamp or MC (Moving Coil) phono properly set-up.

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The Machiavelli Red aluminum alloy light and rigid cantilever handles a high precision Elliptical diamond developed with Adamant-Namiki, the world most famous professional Diamond manufacturer.
The diamond tip is mechanically inserted and blocked into the new cantilever that is consequently handled by a special pipe increases the structure 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.
Because the Machiavelli Red 130 ohm high internal impedance and 2.0 mV output level it can be easily matched with any active phono preamp MM and even correctly set-up MC ones, without Step-Up transformers.

Please Note: to preserve the uniqueness all Machiavelli Red 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: 2.0 mV
Frequency response: 10-40000 Hz
Impedance: 130 Ω
Suggested load: 47 KΩ
Compliance: 10×10-6 cm/dyne
Channel separation: >28 dB
Suggested tracking weight: 1.8 to 2.1 g
Cantilever: Aluminum
Diamond: Micro Elliptical
Diamond size: 7.5×15.5 μm
Coil Wire: Copper
Magnet: Samarium-Cobalt
Mounting hole diamond distance: 9 mm

Total weight: 10 g

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