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MIYAJIMA

WHILE NOT YET A HOUSE HOLD NAME , MIYAJIMA CARTRIDGES ARE FAST BECOMING THE GOLDILOCKS PHONO CARTRIDGES FOR THOSE IN THE KNOW.

NOT TOO DRY. NOT TO SOFT . JUST RIGHT!

AND THAT IS THE THING ABOUT THEM. SOME CARTRIDGES HAVE LOADS OF AIR AND INTENSE DETAIL WITH LITTLE OR NO HARMONIC RICHNESS. OTHERS ERR WAY TOO FAR ON THE ROMANTIC SIDE WITH OVERBLOWN LOWER MIDRANGE AND LITTLE FINESSE.

MIYAJIMAS JUST SOUND RIGHT.COHERENT LAYERS UPON LAYERS OF MUSIC ALL IN THE CORRECT PROPORTIONS OF SIZE AND FREQUENCY BALANCE.

 
 

 TAKE THE MADAKE,MIYAJIMA'S TOP OF THE LINE :

Like all Miyajima cartridges it uses their unique patented cross ring method of construction which insures that the maximum amount of recorded  information is transmitted from the the groove through the stylus and coils to the phono stage. Employing a long Shibata stylus The Madake extracts the last bit of info from the record and tracks like a charm.

 

 
 

 MIYAJIMA used Japanese bamboo (madake) for THE CANTILEVER OF ITS new cartridge.The same
special
madake Thomas Edison  used for  the filament of the electric bulb in old days.
This special madake is produced onlyin  the mountains of Kyoto, Japan.

Mr.Thomas Edison chose  this highest quality madake from 1,200 kinds of bamboo tested from all over the world.
This madake has great tensile strength derived from growing   in  soil  rich with iron content. which made it the perfect non metallicmaterial to be used for their flagship cartridge.

  Miyajma negotiated to obtain special madake from Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine of the mountain of Kyoto.
in recognition of their mutual veneration of Edison's genius.It is otherwise unobtainable.

 

   Miyajima-Laboratory
 Product name  Stereo cartridge -Madake-
 Impedance  About 16 ohms (About 0.23mV output)
 Frequency range (-3dB)  20 Hz to 32 kHz
 Tracking force  2.5 g
 Stylus Shape  Shibata (diamond needle)
 Compliance (10Hz)  around 9×10-6cm/dyne
 Appropriate temperature  20-30 Celsius (most suitable 25 C)
68-86 Fahrenheit (most suitable 77 F)
 Weight  about 9.7g
 Body  African Blackwood
 
 

 The splendor of Kansui 
Balance, stillness, etc... is fully revealed
When you listen to a magnificent orchestra, Detailed and melifluous it has all thef inesse of the Madake with only slightly less resolving power and inner detail.

 

 
    Maker
   Miyajima-Laboratory
 Product name  Stereo cartridge -Kansui-
 Impedance  About 16 ohms (About 0.23mV output)
 Frequency range (-3dB)  20 Hz to 32 kHz
 Tracking force  2.3 g
 Stylus Shape  Shibata (diamond needle)
 Compliance (10Hz)  around 9×10-6cm/dyne
 Appropriate temperature  20-30 Celsius (most suitable 25 C)
68-86 Fahrenheit (most suitable 77 F)
 Weight  about 9.7g
 Body  African Blackwood
 
    Before Kansui and Madake Shilabe-
was the best model of the cross ring method cartridge yet attempted
The African blackwood of the main body is used for the materials of a clarinet and the oboe.
It has beautiful luster with great authority.
 
   
 Maker  Miyajima-Laboratory
 Product name  Stereo cartridge -Shilabe-
 Impedance  About 16 ohms (About 0.23mV output)
 Frequency range (-3dB)  20 Hz to 32 kHz
 Tracking force  3.0 g
 Stylus Shape  Shibata (diamond needle)
 Compliance (10Hz)  around 8×10-6cm/dyne
 Appropriate temperature  20-30 Celsius (most suitable 25 C)
68-86 Fahrenheit (most suitable 77 F)
 Weight  about 9.7g
 Body  African Blackwood
 
 Takumi-
The sound of Takumi is clear and silky.
Takumi adapts to  almost any arm.
At under $2000.00 it is a bargain sounding like a Miyajima always does. Just right!.
 
   Miyajima-Laboratory
 Product name  Stereo cartridge -Takumi-
 Impedance  About 16 ohms (About 0.2mV output)
 Frequency range (-3dB)  20 Hz to 25 kHz
 Tracking force  2.3 g
 Stylus Shape  Elliptic (diamond needle)
 Compliance (10Hz)  around 9×10-6cm/dyne
 Appropriate temperature  20-30 Celsius (most suitable 25 C)
68-86 Fahrenheit (most suitable 77 F)
 Weight  About 8.9g
 Body  African Blackwood (second quality)