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My Sonic Lab Hyper Eminent EX Low Ooutput Phono Cartridge

SKU: Hyper Eminent EX

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Product Description

The sound of My Sonic Lab cartridges are the result of master cartridge designer Yoshio Matsudaira seeking natural reproduction by minimizing signal loss, internal distortion, and phase distortion. All My Sonic cartridges utilize Matsudaira-san's unique SH-¼X magnetic core. This special core material has higher permeability and flux density than the typical iron core material used in MC cartridges. It allows My Sonic Lab to use fewer coil windings than other moving coil cartridges, minimizing music robbing distortions and maximizing signal output. This high efficiency approach equals wide dynamic range, fast transient response, low distortion and high signal-to-noise ratio. In other words, expect tremendous natural detail and clarity and to hear new layers of information in your favorite records.

The Hyper Eminent EX cartridge is made from super hard A7075 aluminum with strengthening measures achieved with an ion surface hardening treatment. This treatment creates a sandwiching effect and eliminates the inherent resonances of a single material. The result is a 10x harder surface than the body of Eminent EX.

This extra hard body, combined with the warm and natural sound of the Super Duralumin cantilever, makes the Hyper Eminent detailed but never lean sounding.


SH-¼X core

Extra Super Duralumin A7075 alloy body

Super Duralumin cantilever

Semi-line contact stylus

Internal impedance 1.8Ω

Output voltage 0.5mV

Compliance 10x10-6cm/dyen

Weight 9.5g

Recommended tracking force 1.9-2.2g

Recommended loading 100-800Ω (ideal is around 400Ω)

My Sonic Lab is a Japanese company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-end phono cartridges for vinyl record playback. The company was founded in 2003 by Yoshio Matsudaira, who has over 35 years of experience in cartridge design and production.

My Sonic Lab is known for its innovative and unique approach to phono cartridge design, incorporating technologies such as a dual-coil design and an ultra-thin beryllium cantilever. Their cartridges are also known for their ability to extract a high level of detail and musicality from vinyl records.

In addition to their phono cartridges, My Sonic Lab also produces a range of accessories and tools for vinyl record playback, including stylus cleaners, record clamps, and alignment tools.

All orders are processed within 48 hours from date of order.

We offer Free Ground Shipping on all orders regardless of size.  

  • If you would like to receive your order quicker you can request Express shipping during Check-Out in the Comments section.  Additional charges will apply.
  • In-stock items are shipped from our Vancouver warehouse and will reach major Canadian cities in 5-7 business days.
  • Items not in stock will either ship from one of our manufacturer partners' warehouses or in rare cases first must be sent to Vancouver and then to you.  

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