THIS IS RE-LISTING ON THE FIRST DAY THE ACCUPHASE AND THE GENESIS 1000 WERE OFFERED FOR SALE. IT APPEARS THAT THE CURRENT BETA VERSION OF AUDIOGON HAS MANY BUGS TO BE WORKED OUT.
An ACCUPHASE AC-2 Moving Coil cartridge (estimated 250 to 350 hours) for a price of $250 OBO.
Made by ZYX for Accuphase.
In the late 70’s and for most of the 80’s and 90’s, Nakatsuka-San designs can be spotted in the form of the famed trio (pun intended) of Accuphase cartridges and the very closely related Monster Cable cartridges, just to name a few.
The AC1 and AC2 look identical, but there are slight technical specification differences. The AC3 does not possess the elegant gold body, but instead has a smaller black body. The two earlier versions of the cartridge use an aluminum/magnesium cantilever that is reinforced with a beryllium rod. The AC3 has a boron cantilever with the same type of beryllium rod treatment.
Technical Specifications (AC-2):
Stylus Type: line contact 6 x 35 um
Compliance: 15 mm/µN
Tracking Force : 1.5-2.5 grams
Mass: 9.5 grams
Load Impedance: 3 ohms
Output Voltage: 0.18 mv
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 60kHzm
An MONSTER CABLE ALPHA GENESIS 1000 MC cartridge for a price of $100 (NO DIAMOND-NEEDS RETIP).
Made by ZYX for Monster Cable.
For long life and linear action, a very pure elastomer has been chosen for the damper—an area of research in which Mr. Nakatsuka of ZYX has specialized since the mid-1980s, when he developed the Alpha Genesis series of cartridges for Monster Cable. Similar technology that is used in the ZYX R-1000 Airy S that retails for $3,450 (see the Stereophile article by performing a Google search for Monster Cable Genesis 1000 or a Google search for ZYX R-1000 Airy S .
Stylus Type: No Diamond-Needs a Retip (Google SoundSmith to find a retip staring at $150, Sound Smith have three different kind of retips)
Compliance: 15 mm/µN (original stylus)
Tracking Force : 1.5-2.5 grams (original stylus)
Mass: 4.2 or 6.5grams (it may be either based on my research)
Load Impedance: 4 ohms
Output Voltage: 0.2 m
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 75kHzm (original stylus)
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