Up for sale a very nice MC cartridge from the golden age of vinyl. This is a Fidelity Research MC201 in a brand new condition. I never used it was kept on my collection. It has a wonderful sound, deep bass, clear treble and a very musical sound like a Koetsu`s. It has original box, manual, screws and tip saver.
It is very rare to find in this condition.
“The MC201 does not use magnetic material for the coil core, therefore, there is no moving magnetic material in the magnetic circuit and only coil moves. So FR called it real Moving Coil Cartridge. As a result, there is no distortion of the type that usually arises from typical imperfect transducer 'magnetic core' MC Cartridges.
High coercivity magnet and developed yoke construction dramatically increase efficiency of the magnetic circuit (approx. 1.6 times over the FR-1MK3F), and yet it allows the number of coil windings to be reduced.
The tracking cantilever is feather light and two-thirds the size of other MC cartridges, which enables higher tracking ability than those of previous MC cartridges.”
The FR is the predecessor of the Ikeda. Its sound is much better than today's cartridges like vdH, BMS, etc.
MC step-up transformers are recommended for use with MC201.
It is ready to play many of hours of beautiful music.
The specifications of this MC201 are:
Serial number: 083288
Output voltage 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec: 0.16mV
Tracking force: 1.5 to 2.0 g
Coil impedance: 8 Ohms
Load impedance: 10 Ohms or higher
Stylus type: 0.3 x 2 mil line-contact solid diamond stylus
Weight: 7.8 g
For the payment I accept Paypal – add 3% fees -, or bank wire transfer. The cartridge be well packed with care. However, I bear no responsibility for any shipment fault or any damage or any consequence due to shipment error. All informations were made with my best knowledge. I'm a private seller so there is no warranty or return. My item is from a non-smoking and pet-free home.