Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

New Products

Onyx Platinum Phono Cartridge

541488.jpg

Legendary Maker’s Onyx Platinum Brings Out the Best in Recordings, Setting the Standard for Analog Sound Reproduction

Koetsu USA, the U.S. distribution arm of the world-renowned Japanese cartridge manufacturer, introduces into the U.S. market the Koetsu Onyx Platinum Phono Cartridge, a superb example of the cartridge maker’s art, at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, beginning here today.

The Onyx Platinum Phono Cartridge by Koetsu, a legendary company whose turntable cartridges set the standard for analog sound reproduction, is an exquisite achievement designed to delight phono aficionados for its uncanny ability to bring LPs to life, and listeners closer to their music. Handmade by Koetsu’s legendary craftsmen, the Onyx Platinum brings out the best in recordings through a beautifully extended, three-dimensional soundstage that exhibits more detail and resolution, greater dynamics, and a broader bandwidth. It provides a highly realistic musical performance suffused with warmth, naturally saturated tonal colors, well-defined bass, a grain-free idrange, and silky highs.

Weighing 12.5 grams, its hand-carved, oblong onyx body houses 10 turns of silver-plated, hand-wound copper coil wire, a platinum magnet, and a boron rod cantilever. The copper is 99.9999 percent pure. The cartridge’s iron plate formers are also ultra-pure and selected for their predictable magnetic characteristics and low oxidation. A special rare-earth magnetic material, samarium-cobalt (SmCo), is used with the Onyx’s platinum magnets, and Koetsu precisely grinds the Onyx’s specially designed stylus.

The Koetsu Onyx Platinum Phono Cartridge is available now at a suggested price of $8,000. It can be seen with other outstanding Koetsu USA products at Suite 29-235 at the Venetian Hotel, during CES.

About Koetsu USA
Koetsu USA is a vertically integrated distributor of high-end audio products including phono cartridges, tone arms, turntables, preamps, amplifiers, digital players, loudspeakers, cables, racks and other products. Its brands include Koetsu, Chario, Montegiro, Goldenote, Blacknote, and VEXO. For further technical information, visit Koetsu USA’s Web site at www.koetsuusa.com.

onyx platinum phono Reviews

From Critics Around the Web

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

Floorstanding Speakers

The Fyne Audio F302 and Monitor Audio Bronze 200 loudspeakers deliver a lot of performance below $1,000. One impressed us more. A lot more.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Does the Yamaha A-S3200 integrated amplifier deliver a sonic performance worthy of its $7,500 price tag? The answer won't make the competition happy.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

The Moonriver Audio 404 (€3000) is an integrated amplifier. Made in Sweden. With a modular design structure that lets users upgrade the modules instead...

Digital Music Systems

The HiFi Rose RS201E Media Player offers both high-resolution audio and video in a category with a lot of compelling options.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Proof positive that not all watts are created equal. Especially those designed by Nelson Pass.

Amplifiers

Is the AXA35 the best affordable way to reconnect with your music? Indeed it is.

You May Also Like

Articles

Upgrade the sound of your turntable with one of these 8 great sounding affordable phono cartridges for budgets from $150 to $750

Articles

All 4 of these affordable audiophile turntables are dramatically better than anything else in the category below $500 and give you a solid platform...

Articles

Your turntable may not sound great without the right phono preamp. This guide offers some of the best phono preamps for any budget.

Articles

What are the best phono preamps of 2021? We break down 3 of the very best from Croft, iFi, and Pro-Ject.

Advertisement

ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more



Copyright © 1999-2021 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.