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Miyajima Lab Kansui MC Phono Cartridge

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Miyajima Lab Kansui MC Phono Cartridge


I repeated an experiment to produce the cartridge which is better than Shilabe.
I changed some parts and a manufacturing process.
And, I completed cartridge "Kansui".
Kansui did not exceed all of Shilabe, but I felt splendor of Kansui while I listened to many records.
Balance, stillness, etc...
When you listen to a magnificent orchestra, I think that you understand it.


Manufacturer's Website Miyajima Labs

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Miyajima Kansui Specifications

Body type : African blackwood
Frequency response : 
20Hz to 32kHz
Output level : 0.23mV
Impedance : 16 ohms
Recommended load : 100 ohms
Tracking force : 2.0 - 2.5g  2.25g recommended
Stylus type : 
Shibata
Compliance 100Hz : 
7×10-6cm/dyne
Weight : 10.4g

Please find reviews below

" STEREOPHILE " 2015 Class A Recommended Component

Miyajima Labs Kansui: ✩
Like the Miyajima Shilabe, the Kansui uses a cross-ring motor design, weighs 10.4gm, has an internal impedance of 16 ohms, is fitted with a Shibata stylus, and has a curvaceous body of African Blackwood. Because it has a higher compliance, however, the Kansui can track at a significantly lower tracking force for greater speed and resolution. Though it lacked the Haniwa HCTR01's resolution of spatial information, the Kansui offered a meatier and more intimate sound, with forceful bass, rich textures, and solid images, said MF. (Vol.34 No.11)

" Hi-Fi+ " Magazine Review , Issue 120 

" The Miyajima Kansui is a cartridge capable of some uniquely intelligent and ear-opening sounds. It has an old world feeling to it, but needs careful partnering with other components to get energy levels right. While naturally introverted in character, it is brimming with insight and come thoroughly recommeded! " - Raphael Todes, HI FI Plus, February 2015

" 10 Audio " Online Magazine Review , Highest Award Perfect 10

http://www.10audio.com/miyajima_kansui.htm

10 Audio 'Perfect 10 Award'

" High Feidelity " Online Magazine Review

http://highfidelity.pl/@main-233&lang=en

" STEREOPHILE " Magazine Review , Class A Recommended

http://www.stereophile.com/content/2012-recommended-components-turntables-tonearms-cartridges-etc

Like the Miyajima Shilabe, the Kansui uses a cross-ring motor design, weighs 10.4gm, has an internal impedance of 16 ohms, is fitted with a Shibata stylus, and has a curvaceous body of African Blackwood. Because it has a higher compliance, however, the Kansui can track at a significantly lower tracking force for greater speed and resolution. Though it lacked the Haniwa HCTR01’s resolution of spatial information, the Shilabe offered a meatier and more intimate sound, with forceful bass, rich textures, and solid images, said Michael Fremer" Stereophile