ORTOFON MC 30 SUPER II for $125.00 OBO
ACCUPHASE AC-3 BUILT BY ZYX for $100.00 OBO
MONSTER CABLE GENESIS 1000 BUILT BY ZYX for $50.00 OBO (needs retip)
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For sale are the following three moving coil phono cartridges. I am the original owner of all three.
A ORTOFON M30 SUPER II MC cartridge (estimated 250 to 350 hours) for a price of $125 OBO.
This model employs the Ortofon Nude Replicant diamond mounted on a conical aluminum cantilever,
For more information see:
Stylus Type: Nude Ortofon rep 5/80um
Compliance: 16 mm/µN
Tracking Force : 1.6-2.0g
Mass: 10 grams
Load Impedance: > 10 ohms
Output Voltage: 0.2 mv
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 40kHzm
An ACCUPHASE AC-3 MC cartridge (estimated 250 to 350 hours) for a price of $100 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.
Stylus Type: boron tube reinforced w/beryllium rod microtrack 2 x 70um
Compliance: 18 mm/µN
Tracking Force : 1.5-2.5 grams
Mass: 7.5 grams
Load Impedance: 3 ohms
Output Voltage: 0.2 mv
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 60kHzm
An MONSTER CABLE GENESIS 1000 MC cartridge for a price of $50 (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: 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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