KISEKI - PurpleHeart N.S.
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!
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. 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.
“. . . the Purpleheart N.S. produced a rich, inviting harmonic structure right out of the box . . . Broken in and tracking at 2.5gm, the Purpleheart tracked most everything I threw at it.” - Michael Fremer, Stereophile.
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
Recommend tracking force: 2.0 – 2.6 grams
Optimum tracking force: 2.46 grams