Koetsu Black Goldline Phono Cartridge.
For many, the Koetsu journey starts with the Black Goldline. Its warm and full bodied sound makes it an excellent choice for all genres of music.
"From the clarinets in the opening to the deeply textured final chord of the first movement, the Koetsu's performance was impossible to ignore: This wasn't just pretty sound in place of the music but sound as a part of the music." Art Dudley, Stereophile
Named in honor of the Japanese artist Honami Koetsu, the company was started by Yoshiaki Sugano. A boxer, artist, sword maker and automotive executive, Sugano-san was a true renaissance man. His love of western classical music led him on a journey to improve the musicality of common phono cartridges. Through his experimentation he pioneered the use of high purity materials such as 6N copper and rare platinum iron magnets.
For more than thirty-years, Koetsu has masterfully blended the highest purity technical materials with ones of natural beauty to create the most sought after cartridges in the world. Sugano-San's legacy is carried on by his son Fumihiko who apprenticed under his father to become a master cartridge maker. Every Koetsu cartridge is hand made in Japan and inherently limited in nature.
Anodized Aluminum Body
Copper Coil Wiring
Samarium Cobalt Magnet
0.4 mV Output
10.8 g Net Weight
Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g
Recommended Load 80-1,000 ohms.
Koetsu cartridges are meticulously crafted using very specific materials. If your cartridge should require service, your authorized Koetsu dealer can arrange for your cartridge to be shipped to Japan for a factory rebuild. All of the parts except for magnets and the body will be replaced to ensure long enjoyment from your investment in a Koetsu.
Koetsu NZ distributor is Parmenter Sound.