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Miyajima Lab Spirit Mono Phono Cartridge

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Miyajima Lab Spirit Mono Phono Cartridge

"Spirit" is a representative cartridge of the vertical axis concentration method. It is steady deep clear sound quality. And the delicate, speedy sound can express the feelings of the musician.

Manufacturer's Website Miyajima Labs


Miyajima Spirit Specifications

 Product name  Monaural Cartridge "Spirit MONO" 
 Monaural Cartridge "Spirit MONO high"
 78rpm Cartridge "Spirit 78rpm"
 Weight  About 10g
 needle pressure
 "MONO" 2.0g - 4.5g
  (recommended 3.5g)

 "78rpm" 3.0g - 5.0g
  (recommended 4.0g)
 impedance  "Spirit MONO" About 6Ω
 "Spirit 78rpm" About 6Ω
 (About 0.7mV output)

 "Spirit MONO high" About 30Ω
 (About 3.7mV high output)
 Compliance  around 8×10-6cm/dyne
 Appropriate temperature  20-30 Celsius (most suitable 25 C)
 68-86 Fahrenheit (most suitable 77 F)
 Stylus Shape  "MONO" 0.7 mil conical
 "78rpm"  3 mil conical


Please find reviews below

" STEREOPHILE " 2015 Class B Recommended Component

Miyajima Spirit Mono: $
Like all Miyajima cartridges, the Spirit Mono uses a proprietary "cross-coil" motor, the fulcrum of which is optimized for linear dynamic performance; like all of the company's mono cartridges, this one has a single coil and an 18µm-radius spherical stylus tip—and is unresponsive to vertical groove modulations. In short, the Spirit Mono is true mono. According to HR, the low-compliance, moderate-output (0.7mV) Spirit Mono "had a very seductive way of making records sound full-bodied and tangible. Images of musicians were realistically scaled, and there was always a noticeable sense of space." The Spirit Mono is also available with a 76µm stylus for 78rpm records, or in a version called the Spirit Mono High, with an output of 3.7mV. (Vol.37 No.10 WWW)

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" Audioasylum " Review

" Stereophile " Magazine Review