Urushi - Bordeuax
Dette er min nye Referanse i musikk, etter 35 år med analog som hovedprioritet og hundrevis av platespiller-pickupkombinasjoner er det fantastisk å bare sette seg ned og synke inn i musikken- det er den musikalske helheten som er unik med Etsuro - ekte kunst fra Japan. Med AMG Viella V12 platespiller er ringen sluttet.
The Etsuro MC cartridges series was jointly developed by Mr. Masao Okada, CEO/CTO of Excel Sound Co., Ltd., which has more than half a centuryʼs experience manufacturing MC cartridge, and Mr. Etsuro Akiyama of Dai-Ichi Shoji Co., Ltd. which has been exporting audio equipment including phono cartridges and electronic measuring instruments since the 1970’s. The two companies started manufacturing the Etsuro MC Cartridge series to aim for the highest Japanese quality, which has never existed in the past, and to challenge high-end audiophiles around the world with this work of art.
President Okada of Excel Sound created the Etsuro model by focusing on the high-fidelity characteristic of the sound being transferred from the groove of the record to the audio equipment while being a low output MC Cartridge. With this characteristic, the cartridge is able to extract natural sounds from the record with transparency in all sound ranges. You will be able to enjoy the reality of multiple atmospheres, ranging from an orchestra playing classical Western music to a piano, vocals, a brass band, indoor music, and a symphony played by an orchestra in a concert hall.
The Bordeaux uses the stylus with the contact surface of 80μm「Super micro line diamond chip, which accurately traces the ultra-precise groove. This special stylus is aimed to play the sound recorded on the record in its true colors.
The sapphire pipe material has been chosen for the cantilever. By using sapphire which carries superb sound transmission character and hardness, the Bordeaux achieved vibration transmittance in high speed without creating any distortions. Not only for the cantilever, but the Bordeaux also introduced sapphire material at the base section.The base section which comes in contact with the headshell uses 2.5mm thickness pure sapphire plate. Because of this, the vibration transmission mechanism is completed in one body so that the cartridge could thoroughly eliminate the loss of signal.
The magnetic circuit is combined with the electromagnetic soft iron and samarium cobalt magnet allowing magnetic performance consistent to the vibration of the coils to secure overall balance and thickness to the sound.The terminal pin has been plated with gold plating to increase the contact between the terminals.
The housing of the Bordeaux has been handcrafted and applied with Japanese traditional urushi craft on the Extra-super duralumin (AL7505). The urushi coating of each Bordeaux body goes through various complex processes, handmade by the craftsmen of the long established Urushi Sakamoto Company, in order to gain rigidity and the beautiful texture layering of the Bordeaux color. The details of this urushi are fascinating and could be observed on the first look of the Bordeaux cartridge.
The masterly shine and texture is truly a miniature work of art.
Output voltage 0.25mV/1kHz
Output balance ＜0.5dB/1kHz
Channel separation 33dB/1kHz
Tracking weight 2gr
Stylus shape 80μm microline diamond
Cantilever 0.4φsapphire pipe
Cartridge base 2.5mm pure sapphire plate
Cartridge housing Extra super duralumin(A7075)
Housing processing Special Grade Urushi Handmade Terminal pin Gold plated
Cartridge weight 9.0 grams