The 2100 cartridge features a Moving Iron technology with a bonded elliptical diamond stylus producing high frequency clarity and quality sound. The 2100 can be used to upgrade many budget turntables.
Moving "Iron" Generator
A diamond stylus tracing the average record groove will experience accelerations of up to one thousand gravities. This means that in a moving magnet design the permanent magnet is subjected to similar accelerations and if its mass is too large its inertia will result in poor transient response, distortion and mis-tracking of the stylus. The 2000 series cartridges use a fixed magnet design so that the mass of the magnet is completely isolated by the compliance of the cartridge suspension and a much smaller and lighter iron/nickel alloy tube can be used instead. Attached to the cantilever, the alloy tube is used to perturb the stationary magnetic field provided by the large fixed magnet and thus provide the changing magnetic flux necessary to generate the signal voltage in the coils. Modern samarium cobalt magnets have a super high energy output and so a much lighter magnet can be employed than ever before giving the completed assembly a similar mass to traditional moving magnet types. In this way the cartridge enjoys the convenience and flexibility of a traditional moving magnet design with a replaceable stylus block and a high output compatible with standard MM input stages. At the same time it enjoys some of the refined sound and detail retrieval previously only available from more costly moving coil designs.
The cartridge body benefits from integrated M2.5 threaded mounting holes which means that it is very easy to mount onto the tonearm negating the need for fiddly washers or nuts which need to be counter-held during adjustment.
Frequency Response:20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 3 dB
Channel Balance:within 2 dB @ 1kHz
Channel Separation:better than 20 dB @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity:6.5 mV ±1.5 dB, 1kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static Compliance:35 mm/N
Dynamic Compliance @ 10 Hz:16 mm/N
Vertical Tracking Angle:24°
Stylus Radius:Elliptical 0.7 x 0.3 mil
Load Resistance:47 k?
Load Capacitance:100-200 pF
Internal Inductance:550 mH
Internal Resistance:550 ?
Cartridge Mass:7.4 g
Cartridge Mass (inc fixing screws):8.6 g
Fixing Centre:12.7 mm (0.5")
Playing Weight:1.5 - 2.0 g (1.7 g nom.)
This cartridge is guaranteed against electrical and mechanical faults for one year from date of purchase. This guarantee does not include worn stylus and is invalidated if the instructions are not complied with or if any unauthorized modification, repair or alteration has been attempted.
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