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Miyajima Lab Madake MC Phono Cartridge

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Miyajima Lab Madake MC Phono Cartridge

Miyajima used Japanese bamboo (madake) for a new cartridge. Mr.Thomas Edison used this special madake to the filament of the electric bulb in old days. This special madake is produced only from the mountain of Kyoto, Japan. Mr.Thomas Edison found this highest quality madake from 1,200 kinds of bamboo of the world. This madake is the firm bamboo which grew in the rich soil of the iron content. Because I was looking for the firm cantilever which was not metal, it was the accidentally same condition. I negotiated to obtain special madake in Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine of the mountain of Kyoto. Because I respect Mr.edison of the inventor, "Edison" is included in the name of my Japanese audio shop. Therefore, they handed over some madake to us in an exception. Madake of ideal materials has special sound quality.

Manufacturer's Website Miyajima Labs


Miyajima Madake Specifications

Body type : African blackwood
Frequency response : 
20Hz to 32kHz
Output level : 0.23mV
Impedance : 16 ohms
Recommended load : 100 ohms
Tracking force : 2.5g  
Stylus type : 
Compliance 100Hz : 
Weight : 9.7g

Please find reviews below

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 " High Fidelity " Online Magazine Review, Awarded "GOLD FINGERPRINT"

" STEREOPHILE " 2015 Class A Recommended Component

Miyajima Labs Madake: $$$
As MF observed, "For all intents and purposes, the Madake is a Miyajima Kansui fitted with a mostly bamboo cantilever"—madake being the Japanese word for bamboo, and mostly referring to the fact that there's some aluminum in there, too. Compared to Miyajima's previous designs, this wood-bodied, low-output, moderately low-compliance stereo MC cartridge surprised MF by being a "faster performer that manages to considerably extend the top end without making it sound thin or bright." He concluded: "[If you] can afford it, you'll definitely want to add the Madake to your arsenal." (Vol.37 No.12)

" 10 Audio " Online Magazine Review , Perfect 10 Award

10 Audio 'Perfect 10 Award'