Shun Mook AudioReference 3 MC Phono CartridgenewShun Mook Audio Reference 3 MC Phono Cartridge - BRAND NEW - made in CaliforniaBRAND NEW - SHUN MOOK'S LATEST CARTRIDGE - REFERENCE 3!Shun Mook's experience with ebony material led to the development of a phono cartridge whose body and internal parts were all made from a spec...7000.00

Shun Mook Audio Reference 3 MC Phono Cartridge - BRAND NEW - made in California

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New Retail Price: $7,000.00


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Ships fromApple Valley, CA, 92307
Ships toWorldwide
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Shun Mook's experience with ebony material led to the development of a phono cartridge whose body and internal parts were all made from a specially treated black ebony. In order to make the tiny parts, no cost is spared to obtain micro machines to fabricate the Shun Mook parts.

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Shun Mook works closely with ZYX Corp of Japan, using their ZXY Premium Airy3 3D engine. The brand new Reference 3 cartridge features 6N single crystal copper coils, a micro-ridge stylus, and has a lower output of 0.24mV, 4 ohm internal impedance and a recommend load of less than 100 ohms. Sonically it shows more micro detail and improved dynamics.

Each unit is painstakingly tuned by actual listening in Shun Mook's preference Hi Fi system. This process usually takes about 20 hours. For analog fanatics this is a cartridge to behold. Only 25 cartridges available, worldwide! 

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Feedback (Reference 2):
"...having collection of few hundreds of top cartridges was craving for this. Was skeptical enough not to buy it for five years. What can you do with $2k cartridge to make it worth $6k? The answer is voodoo exist and it calls Shun Mook Ref 2. Every penny works and from my listening experience you got another $6k in credit. It is among 5 best cartridges I've ever heard. After about 50 hours of euphoria I had enough cool to get some analysis. The most evident is resistance to static. Once the static gone everything else plays as it should. The background is darker and deeper. Sound stage is wider. That's enough to bring up true voice of recording. Another super important note the sibilants are history..."
- Victor Simakov, cartridge collector and expert


Type: Moving Coil (Dynamic) "REAL STEREO" Generator System 
Cryogenic Treatment Temperature: -196 ℃ (-320°F)
Output Voltage: 0.24mV (3.54cm/sec, 1kHz)
Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz
                          ±1dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz 
Channel Separation: >30dB 〔1kHz〕
Channel Balance: <0.5dB 〔1kHz〕
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.0g
Tracking Force Range: 2.0g - 2.5g
EQ Compliance horizontal: 15×10-6cm/dyne
                          vertical: 12×10-6cm/dyne
Internal Impedance: 4.0 Ω
Load Impedance: >100Ω
Coil wire: X Type, 6N Crystal Copper, dia. 0.035mm/CRYO
Cantilever Material: Boron solid φ 0.30mm
Stylus: Micro-Ridge Solid Diamond 0.07mm
Contact Radius / Life Time: 3μm×60μm, 2000Hour/2.0g
Output Terminals: φ1.25mm gold plated
Net Weight: 8.5g

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