Koetsu moving coil phono cartridges are hand crafted in Japan, with the finest materials available, by second generation master cartridge maker Fumihiko Sugano. These sonic and visual masterpieces are available in limited quantities and are offered by only the most knowledgable audio retailers

Specifications

Anodized Aluminum Body

Copper Coil Wiring

Samarium Cobalt Magnet

Boron Cantilever

 

Output

0.4 mV Output

 

Net Weight

10.8 g

 

Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g

 

Recommended Load

80-1,000 ohms

Black Goldline


For many, the  Koetsu journey starts with the Black Goldline. Its warm and full bodied sound makes it an excellent choice for all genres of music.

 

"From the clarinets in the opening to the deeply textured final chord of the first movement, the Koetsu's performance was impossible to ignore: This wasn't just pretty sound in place of the music but sound as a part of the music."                                                                 Art Dudley, Stereophile

$2,495

Specifications

Natural Rosewood Body

Copper Coil Wiring

Samarium Cobalt Magnet

Boron Cantilever

 

Output

0.4 mV Output

 

Net Weight

8.9 g

 

Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g

 

Recommended Load

80-1,000 ohms

Rosewood

 

The Koetsu Rosewood is a cornerstone of high-performance analog playback history.

 

By carefully selecting ultra high purity materials and aging parts to perform optimally,

Sugano-san

formed a cartridge that recreates real breathing music extracted from the grooves of your record collection 

$3,495

Specifications

Natural Rosewood Body

Copper Coil Wiring

Samarium Cobalt Magnet

Boron Cantilever

 

Output

0.4 mV Output

 

Net Weight

8.9 g

 

Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g

 

Recommended Load

80-1,000 ohms

Rosewood

Signature

 

The Rosewood Signature uses the most tightly matched coil and core sets offering more precise focus and a larger soundstage than the Rosewood Standard

 

By carefully selecting ultra high purity materials and aging parts to perform optimally,

Sugano-san

formed a cartridge that recreates real breathing music extracted from the grooves of your record collection 

$4,995

Specifications

Lacquered Rosewood Body

Silver / Copper Coil Wiring

Platinum Magnet

Boron Cantilever

 

Output

0.3 mV Output

 

Net Weight

9 g

 

Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g

 

Recommended Load

80-1,000 ohms

Rosewood

Signature Platinum

 

The Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum features rare platinum magnets and silver-plated 6N copper coils usually reserved for Koetsu's stone body cartridges. It's the perfect choice for those lusting after a stone model but require a cartridge with less mass or simply prefer the look of rosewood 

"I'd never before had the sense so strongly that I was actually hearing the mike feed. It was truly amazing; I felt like I was right there."

Jonathan Scull, Stereophile Magazine

$7,495

Specifications

Urushi Lacquered Rosewood

Silver / Copper Coil Wiring

Samarium Cobalt Magnet

Boron Cantilever

 

Output

0.4 mV Output

 

Net Weight

9 g

 

Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g

 

Recommended Load

80-1,000 ohms

Koetsu Urushi Series

The Japanese art of Urushi is a tradition dating back 10,000 years. This natural lacquer is sourced from the caustic sap of the indigenous Urushi trees. The Urushi is applied by the hands of select Japanese artisans. Once the lacquer cures it hardens around the natural rosewood body changing its resonant frequency.

 

All Koetsu Urushi models use silver cladded ultra-high purity copper coils. This process involves a silver sheath being slowly drawn over the copper.

 

Many say the Urushi body Koetsus offer an even more exciting sonic signature compared to the standard Rosewood models. 

 

"The music was so captivating and involving that time became irrelevant and the music was everything."

10Audio.com

Urushi

Black

$5,995

Urushi

Wajima

$5,995

Urushi

Sky Blue

$5,995

Urushi

Vermillon

$5,995

Specifications

Stone Body

Silver / Copper Coil Wiring

Platinum Magnet

Boron Cantilever

 

Output

0.3 mV Output

 

Net Weight

12 to 13.5 g (stone dependent)

 

Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g

 

Recommended Load

80-1,000 ohms

Koetsu Stone Series

The pinnacle of cartridge design can be found in a Koetsu stone body. The body is machined from a block of high quality stone. Each block is carefully selected for natural grain and polished to a very fine finish.

Internally, only the most tightly matched silver sheathed copper coils and cores are used. Rare platinum magnets allow the stone body cartridges to fully create the ethereal sound on which Koetsu has earned its reputation.

 

"The end result is harmonious and cohesive, and the music unfolds in a way that gives you more time to listen – more time to unravel the individual strands that form part of the whole"

Hi-Fi+

Onyx

Platinum

$9,995

Jade

Platinum

$9,995

Azule

Platinum

$10,995

Rhodonite

Platinum

$12,995

Coralstone

Platinum

$13,995

Blue Lace

Platinum

$14,995

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