The Transfiguration Proteus MC Phono Cartridge represents the pinnacle of all that Seiji Yoshioka has learned and achieved in his pioneering and perfection of the ring-magnet construction in phono cartridges. Listening to the Proteus on a top turntable and arm combination, the usual audio industry descriptors fail...there is only music, intensely communicative music. The phenomenal resolution can only be understood in musical and emotional terms..."did you hear how he bent that note? ...how could she do that with her voice? You can feel her pain..."
Proteus is the name of an early Greek sea god known for his ability like water, to change forms, flowing from one to the next. This aptly describes the Transfiguration Proteus MC Phono Cartridge and its chameleon-like ability to become whatever music it sees. Liquid, powerful, delicate, transparent...and teeming with life.
When you are ready to unleash the gods of music hidden in the grooves of your favorite LP's, it is time for Transfiguration Proteus MC Phono Cartridge!
Body: aluminium, resonance controlled
Cantilever: 0.3mm solid boron
Stylus: PA (3 x 30µm) solid diamond
Core/coils: Ultra grade 3S - µ metal square core with 5N silver coils
Magnet: neodymium – front & rear
Output voltage: 0.2mV (3.54cm/s, 1kHz)
Internal impedance: 1 ohm
Frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz +1.5dB, 20kHz – 40kHz +2dB
Channel separation: > 30dB (200Hz - 1kHz)
Channel balance: < 0.5dB at 1kHz
Tracking ability: > 70µm at tracking force 2.0g at 315Hz
Dynamic compliance: 13 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Recommended loading: > 10 ohms
Recommend’ tracking force: 2.0 g
Optimum working temperature: 23º Celsius
Break in period: 30 hours