Koetsu Urushi Sky-Blue
Stereo MC Phono Cartridge
The Urushi Sky Blue has silver plated ultra-high purity copper coil wiring, a Samarium Cobalt magnet and Boron cantilever. Providing inspired and inspirational high-end performance that makes vinyl soar to new heights, the Koetsu Urushi Sky Blue phono cartridge features a gorgeous Urushi body that mirrors the traditional Japanese art of Urushi. Used to coat everything from furniture to tableware and decorations, the liquid material is extremely protective, wondrously shiny, and visually stunning when properly applied to the right medium. On the stunning Urushi Sky Blue, the finishing process hardens the hand-carved rosewood body and accounts for a much more detailed, nuanced presentation than that which is possible with a non-lacquered rosewood body.
“Koetsu cartridges have been the choice of the audiophile cognoscenti since the 1980s, and when you listen to one you’ll know why.” Steve Guttenberg, CNET, 2017
It’s enough to almost make you forget about the precision-ground and custom-made stylus. Combine these exceptional traits with Koetsu’s fabled tonal richness, balanced harmonics, lush midrange, and soothing smoothness, and you have a rare musical instrument that seduces with organic, ultra-precise sound and warm, museum-quality appearance. You’ll never grow tired of listening to – or looking at – Urushi Sky Blue.
|Body||Natural Rosewood with Urushi Blue Lacquer|
|Coil Wiring||Silver plated high purity copper|
|Output Voltage||0.4 mV|
|Frequency Range||20Hz to 100kHz|
|Channel Separation||25db / 1kHz|
|Inner Impedance||5 Ohm|
|Channel Balance||0.5db / 1kHz|
|Recommended Impedance||30 Ohm|
|Recommended Tracking Force||1.8 – 2.0g|
|Compliance||5 X 10-6cm / dyne at 100Hz|
|Recommended Load||80-1,000 ohms|