Koetsu Urushi Vermilion

Stereo MC Phono Cartridge

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It is said that the Urushi Vermillion was Sugano’s favourite cartridge. He changed the coils of the Vermillion, so the cartridge has only half of the output and a lower impedance than the other models in the Urushi range, which creates quite a sonic difference. The Vermillion has improved resolution and inner dynamics. It has been described as having a lighter sound, stunning with female voices in particular. The Vermilion is one of the most talked about Koetsu models, a perennial favourite due to its organic, tonally rich, seductive sound.

Product Specification

Body Natural Rosewood with Urushi Lacquer
Type Moving Coil
Coil Wiring Double Coil with Silver plated high purity copper
Magnet Samarium Cobalt
Cantilever Boron
Output Voltage 0.2 mV
Frequency Range 20Hz to 100kHz
Channel Separation 25db / 1kHz
Inner Impedance 2.5 Ohm
Channel Balance 0.5db / 1kHz
Recommended Impedance 30 Ohm
Weight 9.0g
Recommended Tracking Force 1.8 – 2.0g
Compliance 5 X 10-6cm / dyne at 100Hz
Recommended Load 80-1,000 ohms