Musically natural cartridges"
Transfiguration Spirit mk3
Not cold & analytical just accurate & natural instrumental timbres.
Utilising a double ring magnet for a moving coil cartridge has enabled five unique design improvement:
* Just two coils within double ring magnets.
* No yokes.
* No magnetic irregularities.
* Coils at the crux of the magnetic focus.
* Intimate coil/magnet coupling.
1. Twin coils on the cantilever fulcrum.
Minimimises dynamic mass and mechanical impedance, enabling instant,
accurate reaction to every groove detail, including the ability to handle
massive transients without overshoot or break-up.
2. Push pull damping.
A special compound has been meticulously designed and fabricated to
provide total stylus/coil alignment and control. Its non-sensitivity to
temperature change keeps the damoing coefficient stable and improves
3. Special alloy core for coil assembly.
Increases sensitivity by 20dB, improves signal to noise ratio eliminating a
usual source of distortion.
4. Low mass tip.
Ogura PA (3 x 30uM) tip shares many of the advantages of the flagship MC
cartridge "The Temper V". Its function is to reproduce the character of the
original recorded sound - not add or subtract its own deficiencies.
5. Anti resonance cartridge body.
The solid cartridge body utilises both shape and material to create a
totally inert environment for the electromagnetic element. These are more
effectively insulated from the arm, turntable and tracing noises, further
reducing any tonal colouration of the music and lessening the intrusion of
distracting mechanical noises.
Body : Aluminium, resonance controlled
Cantilever : 0.3mm diameter solid boron
Stylus : PA (3 x 30um), solid diamond
Core/coils : High grade permalloy square core
with pure silver
Magnet : Samarium cobalt
Weight : 7.8g
Output voltage : 0.4mV (3.54cm/sec., 1kHz)
Internal impedance : 10 ohms
Frequency response : 10Hz - 20kHz + 1.5dB
20kHz - 40kHz +2dB
Channel separation : > 27dB, 200Hz - 1kHz
Channel balance : < 0.5dB, 1kHz
Tracking ability at 315Hz
at a tracking force 1.8g : > 70um
Dynamic compliance : 12 x 10 to the minus 6cm/dyne
Recommended loading : > 10 ohms
Recommended tracking force : 2g
Optimal working temperature : 23 degrees Celsius
Break-in period : 30 hours
Warranty : 1 year manufacturing defects
Re-tipping : Performed at factory