Air Tight Opus-1
Stereo MC Phono Cartridge
Air Tight Opus-1 Ermitage cartridge, released in honour of AirTight’s 30th anniversary is in the very top echelon of MC phono cartridges in the world and offers a performance that has to be heard to be believed. It is the result of many years of development and collaboration between the most renowned Japanese cartridge designers.
It incorporates a unique (exclusive to the Opus-1) ultimate performance SH-uX core sealed in an ultra-hard duralumin housing which is then fortified by nickel plating. It aims at delivering the optimum combination ratio of internal impedance and output voltage. This technology gives the Opus-1 the ability to reproduce slight changes in signal intensity as a continuum and differentiate between subtle shades with ease.
Drop it into a groove and the Opus-1 opens a world of palpable three-dimensional imaging, a wide and deep soundstage and a sense of realism reminiscent of a live event. Such is its sublime sonic picture that the listener is drawn into the music with a deep emotional engagement and sense of believably. For audiophiles who are searching for the ultimate performing cartridge to add to their analogue system, the AirTight Opus-1 must be on their short list. Rare and uncompromisingly brilliant.
|Type||Ultra-Low Impedance MC phono cartridge|
|Cartridge base||A7075(DLC plating)|
|Stylus Tip Type||Semi-line contact (3μmm×30μmm)|
|Internal impedance||1.4 ohms (DCR)|
|Channel balance||Less than 0.5dB/1kHz|
|Cross talk||More than 30dB/1kHz|