This hand-built cartridge uses the acclaimed Gyger II nude diamond stylus. A fine-line elliptical type with a 6 µm
small radius it gives smooth, extended highs, low distortion and
reproduces a highly detailed and dynamic sound. Advanced diamond tip
polishing ensures excellent tracking ability and reduces record wear.
Because it fills the record groove more completely due to its larger
major radius, the Gyger II represents a major upgrade over normal
elliptical stylus types.
Low Mass Pocan® Body
The 1000 series uses a strong one piece body which holds the fixed parts
securely in place. Made from a special type of ultra-rigid, glass
reinforced polyester called Pocan, the body can be tightly bolted to the
head shell for maximum efficiency and optimum sound quality. The user
replaceable stylus carrier slots tightly into the body with a locating
pin preventing unwanted vibrations which would otherwise colour the
sound. An integral mu-metal can keeps the generator parts shielded from
hum-inducing stray magnetic fields. Because Pocan has a high
strength-to-mass ratio, the overall mass of the G1000 series cartridges
is kept below 6.5 g. Low mass and moderate compliance keep the natural
arm/cartridge resonance within safe limits for easy matching to a wide
range of tonearms.
High Efficiency Magnetic Circuit
Finely etched mu-metal is laminated to form the pole pieces around which
are fitted two formerless coils of four thousand turns each. This
unique design reduces mass and also makes for a very efficient magnetic
circuit producing a higher than average output. This construction also
reduces the loss at high frequencies inherent in conventional designs,
making for a smooth and extended frequency response.
Reduced Moving Mass
The 1000 series uses a unique ultra-low-mass, micro-miniature Alnico V
magnet made to a tolerance that can be achieved by no other manufacturer
worldwide. Welded to the magnet is a gold plated nickel tie-bar which
provides an earth path for vinyl static charge build up and stabilses
the cantilever in unwanted vibrational modes. The whole ultra-low-mass
assembly is then mounted in a special butyl rubber polymer with
optimised damping characteristics.
20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 3 dB
within 2 dB @ 1 kHz
better than 25 dB @ 1 kHz
6.5 mV +/- 1.5 dB, 1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec
24 mm/N (lat); 16 mm/N (vert)
Equivalent tip mass
Vertical Tracking Angle
150 - 200 pF
Cartridge Mass (inc. fixings)
0.5" (12.7 mm)
1.5 - 2.0 g (1.7 g nom.)
1012GX - D12GX
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