Koetsu Urushi Tsugaru (Gold) MC Phono Cartridge


Made in Japan


Variant: Mono
Sale priceA$10,500.00
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Appointed with a magnificent gold speckle finish, the Koetsu Urushi Tsugaru phono cartridge is the fruit of an extremely labour-intensive process that ultimately yields one of the best sounding and looking phono cartridges the world has ever seen. In addition to the 99.9999% pure copper wiring, advanced magnets and the precision custom-made stylus the hand-crafted Urushi Tsugaru features a gorgeous Urushi body.

On the Urushi Tsugaru, the finishing process hardens the hand-carved rosewood body and accounts for a much more detailed, nuanced presentation than that which is possible with a non-lacquered rosewood body. Combine these exceptional traits with Koetsu’s fabled tonal richness, balanced harmonics and layered midrange and you have a rare musical instrument that seduces with organic, ultra-precise sound and an heirloom quality appearance.

Reviewers for many years have commented that Koetsu cartridges do something magical unlike any other cartridge. If you want to experience music with real warmth, texture, smoothness & timbral richness without a hint of brightness then Koetsu cartridges are a must-audition.

Product Specification


  • Natural Rosewood with Urushi Lacquer


  • Moving Coil

Coil Wiring

  • Double Coil with Silver plated high purity copper


  • Samarium Cobalt


  • Boron

Output Voltage

  • 0.4 mV

Frequency Range

  • 20Hz to 100kHz

Channel Separation

  • 25db / 1kHz

Inner Impedance

  • 5 Ohm

Channel Balance

  • 0.5db / 1kHz

Recommended Impedance

  • 30 Ohm


  • 9.0g

Recommended Tracking Force

  • 1.8 – 2.0g


  • 5 X 10-6cm / dyne at 100Hz

Recommended Load

  • 80-1,000 ohms


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