JVC 4MD-20X MM stereo phono cartridge like new.
JVC´s top model MM phono cartridge with Shibata stylus.
This stylus is capable of reproducing ultra high frequencies and suitable for wide range of 2 channel/4 channel/ CD-4/Matrix records.
The cartridge is in NM condition with low hours. Extremely carefully handled with soft cotton gloves.
[b]The cantilever is perfectly straight and is 100 % on-axis. The stylus sits perfectly vertical on record when viewed from front. The stylus has exactly 75 hours play on clean records. [/b]
Type: moving magnet
Output Voltage: 2.0 mV @ 1 kHz/50 mm/s
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 60.000 Hz
Tracking Force: 1.5 -2.0 g
Channel Separation: > 30 dB @ 1 kHz, 20 dB @ 30 kHz
Channel Balance: Load Impedance: 47k Ohms - 100 kOhms
Output Impedance: 2500 ohms
DC resistance: 500 Ohms
Stylus Tip: Shibata
Cantilever: low mass alloy
Dynamic Compliance: 35x10-6cm/Dyne
This comes with sturdy shipping parcel with original box.
a review : http://www.vinylengine.com/cartridge_reviews.php?make=JVC&model=4MD-20X&Search=Search
Asking price: 180 €
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Registered shipping Worldwide: 20 €, Europe 15 €. Insurance upon request.
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Shibata is patented by another company, was it Victor / JVC if I recall correctly? I don't know how long patents like that are valid in Japan, but if they still have to pay for making it and using the name, that might explain the relatively high prices of Shibata styli. The "VividLine" dimensions seem very close to the original Shibata dimensions (VividLine 5x76µm vs Shibata 6x75µm) so I think it's possible the VividLine is a clone/variation of the Shibata shape that they don't have to pay any royalties for. There's also a 2nd variation of the Shibata stylus with a smaller major radius (something along the lines of 50µm) that is used at least by Ortofon in some of their cartridges.
Yes, it was JVC, who designed (in conjuction with Namiki) the Shibata stylus for the CD-4 quadraphonic system they designed with RCA, and it was named after the JVC engineer responsible, Norio Shibata. While testing it, JVC discovered it had advantages for stereo reproduction as well, including lower distortion, lower stylus wear, and lower record wear, so they patented it.
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