Very unique and highly rare Philips cartridge. This is the best MM cartridge that Philips ever made. Originally designed for quadraphonic playback, but also widely praised for its beautiful warm sound for stereo playback.
Complete with the original Philips Shibata style cut diamond which is no longer available and is now very rare.
This really is a great upgrade for your record player.
Both element and needle are in very good condition. For the condition of the diamond see the macro photos.
Complete with the original box and screws for mounting.
The special needle top has a so-called Shibata shape, the rounding is a bit more flattened compared to an elliptical needle.
The rounding of the diamond is 10x7 um.
Frequency range is 20-45,000 Hz, straight within 2 dB up to 20,000 Hz.
Channel separation is better than 25 dB.
The moving mass is less than 0.8 grams.
Intermodulation distortion is less than 1%.
Will be very carefully packaged and shipped insured.
- GP 422 Gold - Shibata Stylus
- Type of Equipment
- Cartridge and/or needles
- Nr of items
- + Extra item (see description)
- Year of Manufacturing
- 140 g
- Tested and working
- Tested and working/playable