I am selling my Kondo IO-J moving coil cartridge with the KSL Lexus silver phono cable it came with. The cartridge and phono cable are in very good condition, except, one of the lead cables to the cartridge had a tear and was soldered back. I compared it to the US distributor's (Sounds of Silence) IO-J set up and they sound identical.
Kondo's only cartridge, a statement by itself. In April, 1981, the original IO made its debut in the Danish market. In October, 1992 it was launched from England after a technology transfer to the UK distributor then. And, now IO is again being produced back home in Japan. It is now called Kondo IO-j ("j" stands for Japan). At the same time, the IO-j has been improved even further based on new developments in Kondo Japan. Kondo lO-j draws out of your analogue discs (records) richer string tonality, more real soundstage, more natural voice, wider dynamic range, and much more musical detail. One will note a very stable sound thanks to the very firm structures. Some developments based on the acoustic dynamics point of view led us to realize the completely new structure. The Kondo IO-j comes with IO dedicated KSL silver tonearm cable consisting of lead-out wires with female tips and phono cable.
Type Silver Moving Coil (MC) Output Voltage 0.012mv 5cm/sec Internal Impedance 1 Ohm Stylus Elliptical Tracking Force 1.8g Body Aluminum Output Silver lead-out with female tips Accessories KSL-Vz Tonearm Cable, Stylus cleaner Weight 10 grams.