Ikeda - Kai - Handmade in Japan: MC Reference Supper desirable Cartridge:
As new factory boxed as new and only carefully used 300 - 400 hours
Regularly $8,500 great opportunity only $3,895.
IKEDA Sound Labs new KAI Reference MC Cartridge is the highlight of over four decades of experiences in cartridge design.
The KAI is designed to rank amongst the very best out there together
with Lyra Atlas and Goldfinger Statement. It represents Ikeda san's
over 4 decades of experiences in cartridge design. The KAI represents
his finest masterpiece ever made in his entire analog career.
The new KAI moving coil cartridge is the culmination of technology and craftsmanship to now represent his best efforts to date.
Each cartridge is hand assembled, precisely aligned and inspected one by one.
Output voltage is 0.19 mVrms,
coil impedance is 2.5 Ohms
stylus force is 1.8 gram (+/-0.2 grams).
is from 10Hz to 45kHz,
channel separation is over 27dB
balance is within 1.0dB (1kHz).
The newest flagship Ikeda KAI MC cartridge is the very special model
that uses the high quality materials and components in each part of
cartridge in order to further improve the performance over conventional
The body unit is made of a solid aluminum alloy and the base
mounting the generator unit is made of the strongest Titanium by lathing
a piece of aluminum alloy and Titanium one by one precisely. The body
unit is buff polished and then coated with an Ikeda Blue Alumite. These
special materials and the craftsmanship will bring out thoroughly the
possible abilities of both the micro-ridge stylus chip which will be
able to trace a groove accurately up to the super high range and also of
the cantilever made of Boron which can secure a superior delivery of
In addition, thanks to the highly efficient Permalloy core, low
impedance coils, ideally shaped magnet yoke and the generator unit
embedded samarium-cobalt magnet; it is possible to reproduce the sound
as close as the original at the highest level.
Ikeda KAI cartridge is always sophisticatedly assembled, precisely
aligned and inspectingly produced one by one by spending plenty of time
with the fulfillment of various kinds of conditions required for the
best phono cartridge as a playback device, for instance, in order to
extract the musical elements as it is recorded in LPs/SPs, especially
the absolute performance hidden in the specifications.
is best to call David and visit: www.weinhartdesign.com with questions
in Los Angeles Showroom 310-472-8880 or on my cell after hours and
weekends 310-927-2260 any time from 10AM - 10PM.
Design has lots of other items new and used and if you're in Los
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are always interested in purchasing quality Audio and Video items, LP collections and most quality trades are welcomed.
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California State Sales Tax of 9.5% applies for items picked up or shipped to a California address.
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form of payment on all sales out of the U.S. and Canada. We prefer this
method of payment and also makes shipping to addresses other than
VISA, MC and Papal are gladly accepted within
the U.S. and Canada as long as the charge is approved and shipping to
the billing address on record and adds 3% to cover costs.
call me directly in my world class showroom in Los Angeles weekdays @
310-472-8880 or any reasonable time on my cell including weekends @
310-927-2260 and I can answer your questions and help you with all of
your new and pre owned needs.
Changing the Way You Listen,
Weinhart Design, Inc.
President & CEO [email protected]
The Audio and Video Expert
2337 Roscomare Road, Studio #1
Los Angeles, California 90077