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My Sonic Lab Signature Gold Low Ooutput Phono Cartridge

SKU: Signature Gold

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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 Signature Gold was released for My Sonic Lab's 10th anniversary. Matsudaira-san evaluated every aspect of his previous Eminent designs for areas to be improved. A stronger two-component chassis, higher grade internal wiring and improvements in the suspension led to a more refined sound. However, it is the 10% larger SH-¼X core that makes the Signature Gold excel at energetic expression and power. Compared to the Eminent designs, Signature Gold has more extension, slam, power, and dynamic range.

Winner of the prestigious Stereo Sound Magazine 2012 Grand Prix Award.


SH-¼X core

Extra Super Duralumin A7075 alloy body

Super Duralumin cantilever

Semi-line contact stylus

Internal impedance 1.4Ω

Output voltage 0.5mV

Compliance 10x10-6cm/dyen

Weight 10g

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.

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  • 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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