It is perceived that the greatest improvement in sound quality moving through the Koetsu range is the shift from the Samarium Cobalt to the Platinum magnet system. The Rosewood Signature Platinum combines the unique characteristics of a natural Rosewood body with a state-of-the-art platinum magnet system and is one of the most popular cartridges in the range.
Sublime Ease, Liquidity, Clarity, Balance & Focus. The Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum represents the zenith of analog sound. These reverential musical instruments are all about musical transcendence and transformation. Drop the stylus into the groove and connect with the flow of the music and the emotion in the artist’s message. You forget about all the audiophile terminology & convention. All that’s left behind is music distinguished with utmost ease, liquidity, vibrancy, clarity, responsiveness, and focus. The kind that leaves you wondering just how much detail, information, and texture you’ve missed on records you’ve heard hundreds of times.
Stereophile, Jonathan Scull, 2007
The float, the beauty, the almost single-ended quality of female vocals was exquisite. And it wasn’t just the ladies that got me off. The palp factor was so high on “Moon Maiden,” from The Intimate Ellington (Pablo 2310-787), that when it was over, I felt like asking the Duke what he thought of the sound.
|Body||Natural Rosewood with Clear Lacquer|
|Coil Wiring||Silver plated high purity copper|
|Output Voltage||0.3 mV|
|Frequency Range||20Hz to 100kHz|
|Channel Separation||25db / 1kHz|
|Inner Impedance||5 Ohm|
|Channel Balance||0.5db / 1kHz|
|Recommended Impedance||30 Ohm|
|Recommended Tracking Force||1.8 – 2.0g|
|Compliance||5 X 10-6cm / dyne at 100Hz|
|Recommended Load||80-1,000 ohms|
Features & Specifications
Natural Rosewood with Clear Lacquer
Silver plated high purity copper
20Hz to 100kHz
25db / 1kHz
0.5db / 1kHz
Recommended Tracking Force
1.8 – 2.0g
5 X 10-6cm / dyne at 100Hz