Kiseki PurpleHeart NS Moving Coil Cartridge



A legendary cartridge with a pedigree that spans three continents returns to the marketplace and to audiophiles everywhere, thanks to some fantastic entrepreneurs who believe in the LP!


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The Kiseki PurpleHeart N.S. is a true beauty in every sense. Physically, it is made of rare Purpleheart wood, which turns from brown to a golden purple in direct or indirect sunlight. It sports a boron cantilever the size of a human hair, and a diamond so small that my 66-year-old eyes cannot see it, even with a magnifying glass. Though 30mm long, it weighs only 7 grams. Its edges are all right angles which make for easy setup. In addition, its strong .48mV output is a chip shot for all MC step-up devices that exist in the world.


Body: PurpleHeart Wood, 30 mm long
Cantilever: Solid Boron Rod: 0.3 mm diameter
Stylus: 0.12 x 0.12 Nude line-contact diamond, mirror polished
Stylus tip radius: 4 x 120 μm
Vertical Tracking Angle (VTA): 20 degrees
Coilbody: pure iron
Weight: 7 grams
Output voltage: 0.48mV at 5cm/s
Internal impedance: 42 ohms
Frequency response: 20 – 30,000Hz ± 1dB
Channel balance: 0.2dB
Channel Separation: 35dB at 1kHz
Tracking ability at 315Hz at a tracking force of 2.6 grams: 80 μm
Dynamic Compliance: 16 μm/mN
Recommended loading: 400 ohms (Bob Levi: I disagree! 800-1000 ohms)
Recommend tracking force: 2.0 – 2.6 grams (Bob Levi: I disagree! 2.1-2.4)
Optimum tracking force: 2.46 grams (Bob Levi: I disagree! 2.3 grams is perfect)
Recommended tone arm mass: Medium
Optimum working temperature: 20 °C
Break-in period: 50 – 100 hours


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