The excellent Silver (a upgrade replacement of the renowned discontinued 5-Star Black) is a moving magnet cartridge featuring the highly acclaimed Gyger II stylus profile which has excellent tracking ability, superb detail retrieval & minimal surface noise. It is housed in a one piece molded body fitted with non-magnetic threaded inserts for ease of mounting & alignment.The Silver is brand new off of a Radius table with 0 Hours playtime. NZ RRP for this is $1276. I am selling for a fraction of the price as I am currently using an MC, which suits my system better. SPECIFICATIONS:
Type Moving Magnet
Output 6.5mV @ 5cm
Stylus fineline Gyger II
Tracking weight 1.8-2.2
Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 2dB
Separation > 25dB
Channel balance < 2dB
Weight 6.5 g
What Hi Fi
The Silver is better than ever, but a hefty price rise takes the edge off an otherwise excellent cartridge. For the best part of two decades, this moving-magnet design has remained a great-sounding cartridge. The Silver digs up a terrific amount of detail, & has a fuller tonal balance without losing any of the precision or tautness of the original. It is also also less fussy about partnering arms & so will work better than the Black in most arms & is a doddle to fit.
The performance of the Corus Silver is fast, exciting and highly detailed. Bass is tight and responsive and there is plenty of overall attack and drive. For those looking for an affordable yet musically rewarding and involving sound the Corus Silver is the obvious choice.
AudioLab Stereo & Home Theatre
The Black was good but Silver's upgraded stylus assembly ensures significant clarity, detail, and speed, plus an agile yet deep bass response. Overall the Corus Silver is a superb value for the money and offers a high quality vinyl experience for relatively little outlay. For those wanting the best musical reproduction from a moving magnet, look no further.
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