This cartridge was slightly and lovingly used. It has less than 80 hrs of playing time. If anything that number is understated and the actual amount is less. It has just broken in, and really begun to bloom. Really don’t want to part with this gem, but I must. Absolutely no damage or problems. Check my feedback and buy with confidence.
I am the original owner.
A little about the Blackbird: Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possible fidelity in its price class. Each cartridge is assembled using time honored, labor intensive techniques, hand calibrated and critically auditioned to meet the most rigorous standards of consistency. The main advantage of high output moving coil cartridges is the elimination of any additional gain stages, resulting in an overall reduction of the noise floor. With 2.5mV directly driving a standard 47k Ohm RIAA phono stage, the best possible signal to noise ratio is realized.
I will ship in the original box, then bubble wrap and double-box the original to ensure no damage while in shipping.