I bought this cartridge from reputable Audiogon trader Tim.
He offered return for it if not satisfied, I didn’t. Cartridge has been on my turntable for year and half.
Sound was glorious; reason for me to pass on is my equipment not in Koetsu
league and need funds for other audio endeavor. I estimated hours I clocked were
about 300, and Tim promised it has low hours when in his ownership. My estimate
it has still more than half of its useful life for the new owner to enjoy.
Needle is straight, sitting gracefully on my tonearm. Unfortunately I cannot
provide extreme close up of stylus but it is in excellent condition. I always
dressed tip with Stylast for every play to protect both LP and the diamond. No
original box but will packed properly double box for shipping. Here are some
Koetsu Rosewood Signature.
Cartridge weight: 9g
Tracking force: 1.8-2g
Loading impedance: more than 100 ohms
Shipping and insurance extra, no Paypal fee as usual.