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  Jeweltone  JT-R II ribbon phono cartridge LOMC
 
Up for sale is mega rare JEWELTONE JT-R Ⅱ Ribbon Moving Coil Type Phono Cartridge. This model is manufactured by the famous Japanese Phono Stylus Company, NAGAOKA under the Brand Name “ JEWELTONE “. Unusual construction consists of Ribbon ( One Turn ) coil and powerful ALNICO magnet with TITANIUM cantilever.
This design promises free from stress output caused by conventional magnetic coil (inductance) and TITANIUM cantilever is much better material nature for use in low-mechanical impedance. Result is uncanny presence and details with dynamic contrast in its sound. I am anxious that there is very few working example exists. This one is in perfect operational and cosmetic condition with 150 hours of play time. It was in my collection for years.
 
Specifications:
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 30kHz
Stylus Tip: Special Elliptical Diamond 0.4 × 0.8mil.
Channel Separation: 25dB at 1kHz
Output Voltage: 0.04mV at 1kHZ/5cm/sec.
Load Impedance: 3 ohm
Tracking Force: 1.6g to 1.8g
Overall Weight: 19g
 
Sell: $525

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS.
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Dynavector Karat Nova-2 diamond cantilever MC complete

I have very rare Dynavector Nova-2 phono cartridge for sale. This is low output MC with diamond cantilever. The cartridge has 20 hours on the needle. It is in NM condition.

The cartridge comes with stylus guard, mounting ware all papers and boxes. Even the craw bar is there.

Specifications:

Output: 0.4 mV
Tracks: 2 g
Loads: 50-300 Ohms
Unloads: 20 Ohms
Compliance: 11

Sell: $900

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Van Den Hul Condor XCM

Van Den Hul Condor XCM phono cartridge. This is low output moving coil.
 The cartridge is in perfect condition. It's on my table now and it is reference cartridge for my main system. This is the best Van Den Hul cartridge I've heard to date. I enjoy every minute I play it. The cartridge has 150 hours by now. The cantilever is perfectly straight.
The original box and ware are  included. The shell and leads are not part of this sale.

Specifications:
Output: 0.4 mV
Tracks: 1.3-1.5 g

Sell: $2750

Shipping is $10 inside USA. $25 anywhere in the world by first class. $50 by Priority USPS​

  


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Miyabi Mark Levinson MLC-1 phono cartridge LOMC

Miyabi Mark Levinson MLC-1 phono cartridge for sale. The cartridge is in perfect operational and cosmetic condition. The stylus has 20 hours of play time and is in MINT condition.
It comes with the boxes and stylus guard.


Specifications:

Output: 0.2 mV
Tracks: 1.8-2.2 g
Loads: >5 Ohms
Unloads: 4 Ohm
Compliance: 11

Sell: $2750

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Rega Apheta top of the line Moving Coils cartridge

I have very rare and mysterious cartridge Rega Apheta for sale. The cartridge has 50 hours and in perfect operational and cosmetic condition. It comes with stylus guard and shipping box.

For those who auditioned Apheta it brings SPU like sound with solid fat base and heavy mids. To me it sounded like very good Air Tight, Koetsu  or Allnic.

Specifications:

Output: 0.5 mV
Tracks: 1.5-1.7 g
Loads: 100 Ohms
​Unloads: 15 Ohms

Sell: $575

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Van Den Hul Empire MC-1000
 
I have very rare Van Den Hul MC-1000 phono cartridge for sale. The cartridge is in perfect operational and cosmetic condition.
The cartridge was top of the line when Van Den Hul  were making some of his creations for Benz Micro and Empire USA.
The cartridge comes with wooden box and mounting bolts.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 1.6 mV
Tracks: 1.3-1.7 gram
Loads: 200 Ohms
Unloads: 9 Ohms
 
 
Sell: $550​​

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Blue Oasis rare MC phono cartridge medium output
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I have very rare Blue Oasis cartridge for sale. The cartridge was sold in early 2000s at remarcable $3500.
 The cartridge has boron cantilever. micro ridge stylus with 150 hours of playtime only.
The cartridge comes with wood shipping box and mounting ware.
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Specifications;
Output: 0.4 mV
 Tracks: 2.0 grams
Loads: 20 Ohms
Unloads: 5 Ohms
Compliance: 9
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Sell: $1100

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Supex SDX-1100B LOMC black boron cantilever

I have Supex SDX-1100B cartridge for sale. This is MC type with 0.2mV low output.
The cartridge is in perfect condition with straight cantilever, sharp stylus. This is rare sapphire boron version with low output and very quiet background.

SDX-1100B Specifications:

Type: Moving-coil
Output voltage: 0.2 mV (1 KHz, 3.45 cm/sec.)
Frequency response: 10 - 50,000 Hz
Channel Separation: More than 27 dB
Channel balance: Less than 0.6 dB
Impedance: 2 ohms (1 kHz)
Load impedance: More than 2 ohms
Compliance: 9.0 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Tracking force; 1.5 g - 2.1 g (recommended value 1.8 g)
Cantilever: boron sapphire.
Type of stylus: 0.3 x 0.7 mil VITALPOINT Diamond
Weight: 4.7 g

Sell: $900

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Miyabi / 47 original MIYABI phono cartridge LOMC

Miyabi /47 phono cartridge for sale. This is low output moving coil type.

The cartridge has 150 hours of play time. It comes with the box and mounting ware. The shell pictured is not part of this listing.

Specifications:

  
Output: 0.3 mV
Tracks: 2.0-2.4 g
Loads: 40-100 Ohms
Unloads: 4 Ohms
Compliance: 11

Sell: $2650

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Supex SD-900 MK IV LOMC

I have Supex SD-900 MK IV cartridge for sale. This is 0.2mV low output moving coil. Supex line is famous for it’s great tracking and neutral sound reproduction.

The cartridge is in great condition. Operates perfect. Cantilever is straight. Tip is sharp. Very clean and neat. The cartridge has 50 hours. This is close as it could be to Koetsu line. By any standards, this is an outstanding cartridge. Superb tracking. VinylEngine gives the highest rating of 5 stars to this model.


Specifications:

Output: 0.2mV
Tracking: 1.0-1.5g
Compliance: 13


Sell: $525

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Supex SDX-2000 HOMC phono cartridge
 
Supex SDX-2000 phono cartridge for sale. The cartridge was in my collection for years. recently bought brand new copy- this one for sale.
 The cartridge is in very good operational and cosmetic condition. Tracks, plays up to specs. No sonic issues at all. The suspension is untouched and un-changed. The Fine Line ultra light stylus tracks with 90 microns- unheard for most cartridges
Hours before purchase was 150. I put another 50 playing it for 3 weeks total. The cartridge has boron cantilever. It comeas with all boxes and papers.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 1.75 mV
Tracks: 1.5-2.1 g
Loads: 47 kOhms
Unloads: 78 Ohms
Compliance: 11

Sell: $850
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Sensitive sound Splash X5 phono cartridge
 
Sensitive Sound Splash phono cartridge for sale. The cartridge is newest production from Russia. The cartridge is MC type with 0.5 mV output. The stylus is Micro Ridge on solid boron cantilever. The sound is very close to Van Den Hul Grasshopper or Colibri. Very good dynamics, open air tops and smooth liquid mids.
 
Specifications:
Output: 0.5 mV
Loads: 5 Ohms
Unloads: 20 Ohms,
Tracks : 2.0 g
 
The cartridge comes withall boxes and mounting ware. The cartridge has 50 hours- mostly testing records.
 
Sell: $750

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Ortofon SPU GTE top performance high output MC  with transformer                                           

Ortofon SPU GTE phono cartridge for sale. This cartridge outperformes hundreds of other Ortofons. In fact most people put it in the same league with Rohmann and Anna. Without the lyric and emotions- great soundstage, amazing dynamics and base. What else- good tracker and plays on all arms equally well.

The cartridge has about 15 hours after Namiki Japan retipping. Clean and solid suspension.
It comes with box and stylus guard.

Specifications:

Output: 6.5 mV
Tracks:1.8-2.8 g
Loads: 47 kOhms
Compliance: 10

New: $1900
Sell: $550

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Korvet GZM-028                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Extremely rare Korvet GZM-028 cartridge for sale.
This is one of the best cartridge produced by former USSR. When I got it I could not believe that MM cartridge can sound so naturally relaxed. The superior tracking, tight base and magical mids- these are just few words that described  the beauty of this Soviet engineering marble.

The cartridge has beryllium cantilever and special oriented crystal nude diamond. This is real natural diamond, not synthetic like 100% of all modern styluses made of. The cartridge, boxes and mounting ware are in perfect NM condition. The cartridge has just 30 hours on my table and it is MINT. The cartridge loads at 1.2 mV that is unusual for the MM cartridges, but it well compensated with the sonic bliss. All packaging, mounting ware and papers are present.
  
Specifications:
Output: 1.2mV
Tracking: 1.0-1.5g
Antiskating set: 0.8-1.2g
Load: 47 kOhms 
Unload: 1000 Ohms


Sell: $350

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  Excel MC-100E phono cartridge HOMC high output MC
  
Excel MC –100E rare cartridge for sale. The cartridge guts and assembly made by Benz Micro Switzerland.
 
The cartridge is 2.3mV high output- no step up transformer needed.
 
 The cartridge is in perfect cosmetic and functional condition. It was played for 20 hours.
 
Comes with the original boxes, papaers and mounting ware.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 2.3 mV
Tracks: 1.7-2.1 mV
Loads: 120 Ohms
Unloads: 120 Ohms
Compliance: 8

 
Sell: $250
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Technics EPC- P202C with SH-80S headshell T4P
 
Technics EPC-P202C phono cartridge for sale. This is MM type mounted on rare SH-80S headshell designed for T4P cartridges. The cartridge is a great sounding little treasure hidden from most audiophiles. It has solid boron cantilever, great specs and amazing sound. The cartridge is NOS and has 30 hours of play time.
 
Specifications
Type: moving magnet
Magnet circuit: all HPF core, precision ground finish
Cantilever: pure boron pipe
Damper: Technics temperature defense damper
Magnet: Samarium cobalt
Frequency response: 5Hz to 80kHz
Output voltage: 3.6mV
Channel separation: more than 22dB
Channel balance: within 1.7dB
Load: 47 kHz
Stylus tip: 0.2 x 0.7 mil elliptical diamond
Stylus pressure range: 1.25g (+-0.25g)
static compliance: 12
Weight: 6g
Weight with SH-80S headshell: 13.4 g
 
Sell: $250

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Entre MC-5 Boron LOMC cartridge

  
Entre MC-5 Boron rare cartridge for sale. This is low output moving coil type.
Cartridge is in NM condition with low 100 hours. It comes with all boxes and goods.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 0.25 mV
Tracks: 1.6-1.8 grams
Loads: >10 Ohms
Unloads: 3.5 Ohms
Compliance: 17

Sell: $375

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Supex SD-901E+ Super high output MC HOMC

Supex SD-901E+ SUPER cartridge for sale. This is 3.5mV high output moving coil. Supex line is famous for it’s great tracking and neutral sound reproduction.

The cartridge is in very good cosmetic and operational condition. The cantilever is straight. The stylus is perfect.. Very clean and neat. The cartridge has only 250 hours.
The cartridge comes with the original boxes.
Specifications:

Type: high output moving coil      
Output Voltage: 3.5mV 
Frequency Response: 5Hz - 40kHz          
Tracking Force: 1.8g     Mass: 9.0g
Channel Separation: > 27db   
Channel Balance: < 0.5db  
Load Impedance: 47k ohms        
Output Impedance: 3.5 ohms   
            Stylus Tip: elliptical 0.3 x 0.8mil     
Cantilever: aluminium        
Dynamic Compliance: 12x10-6cm/Dyne        

Sell: $525

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Ortofon MC 3000 mega rare top MC cartridge complete set  

 Ortofon MC-3000 phono cartridge for sale.
The cartridge has less then 100 hours and in pristine operational and cosmetic condition. It has all boxes, papers and mounting ware. even the original Ortofon crowbar is there. The MC 3000 and Karat Nova Diamond are the only 2 cartridges in existence that need to be open with that exotic tool.  The cartridge is mega rare. Only few hundreds were made at that time.
The sound is spectacular if you looking for the tightest bass in business. The synergy of ceramic body, carbon fiber cantilever and Ortofon Replicant 100 stylus is as close to perfection as it could be.  I had the MC-3000 MKII with aluminum cantilever- sounded not as different as regular MC-30 Super. The MC7500 was way to bright. So far MC-3000 was my favorite Ortofon, before I got Anna.
 Specification: 
Output: 0.15 mV 
Tracks: 2.0-2.2 g 
Loads: >0 Ohms 
Unloads: 5 Ohms  
Compliance: 13 
 
 Sell: $950

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Ortofon MC-2000 MK II phono cartridge  LOMC

Ortofon MC-2000 MK II phono cartridge  for sale. The cartridge has boron cantilever and line contact stylus. It was re-tipped by Namiki Japan and has 30 hours after re-tip. The suspension is strong- no issues.
The sound is as good as it gets. It is in the league with Anna, A-92 and Rohmann.

Sell $600

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Sony MC XL-33L phono cartridge NEW
 
Sony XL-33L phono cartridge for sale. This is low output moving coil type. The cartridge is brand new and comes with all boxes papers and ware. The sound of XL-33 often compared to XL-44 and XL-55 and  don't need introduction. The cartridge consider to be younger brother of these and is great bargain for the fraction of the price of XL-55.
 
Specifications:
 
Output: 0.3 mV
Tracks: 1.2-1.6 g
Loasds: 40-100 Ohms
Unloads: 40 Ohms
compliance: 20
 
Sell: $275

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Apature Koce phono cartridge MC Denmark

Apature Koce MC phono cartridge for sale. This is re-branded Ortofon product from Denmark.
The sound pattern is very similar with solid base and great mids balance.

Specifications:
 Output: 2 mV
Tracks: 1.4-1.6 g
 Loads: 47 kOhms
Unloads: 800 Ohms
Compliance: 14

Sell: $175

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Promethean Green rare MM phono cartridge

Promethean Green rare MM cartridge for sale. This is iconic USA production. It is heavy modified Grado Master. The cartridge in perfect operational and cosmetic condition.

Specifications:

Output: 5.0 mV
Tracks: 1.5g
 Loads: 47 kOhms
Unloads: 470 Ohms

Sell: $350

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GoldBug Clement II beryllium cantilever phono cartridge LOMC
 
GoldBug Clement MK II phono cartridge for sale. The cartridge is in perfect operational and cosmetic condition. It has 200 hours of play time only. The cartridge performs as it should with great tracking, deepest dynamic base and liquid mids. The Clement MK II is the best sounding among all produced by GoldBug. The same armature, generator cantilever and stylus were used in Mrs. Brier (Briar) the rarest and most thought after GoldBug cartridge.
 
The cartridge comes with the original box, stylus cover, mounting ware and other goods.
 
Specifications:
Output: 0.22 mV
Tracking: 1.2-1.4 g
Loads: >60 Ohms
Unloads: 14 Ohms
Compliance: 17
 
Sell: $650

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Lyra Lydian  medium output MC 

  
Lyra Lydian cartridge for sale. This is 0.5 mV medium output MC type.
The cartridge is in great working condition.
Cantilever is straight and stylus is -sharp. The cartridge was played for 250 hours before being replaced with other and stored.
 The cartridge has detachable body shell to suit deferent tonearm mass. The sound is stunning. The cartridge is very tweakable. Putting body shell on and off brings illusion of 2 different cartridges being played. Also changing VTA makes very unusual effect. It actually tunes up the focal point of your speakers. I guess construction of the stylus makes this effect. Soundstage becomes almost visible.
This is the most fun I’ve had tweaking the cartridge ever.
 
It comes with boxes and mounting screws.
Specifications:
Output: 0.5 mV
Tracks: 1.5-1.7 gram
Loads:10-47 kOhms
Unloads: 4 Ohms
Compliance: 12


Sell: $650

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Mark Levinson phono cartridge LOMC  Madrigal Carnegie

Mark Levinson cartridge by Madrigal labs for sale.
It is one of the best balanced and neutral cartridges out there. You can listen to any kind of music and have equal enjoyment. No fatigue at all.. This is rare quality among MC cartridges.

The cartridge has 250 hours and in very good cosmetic and operational condition.

Sell $450

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Sumo II rare phono cartridge LOMC
 
Sumo MK II phono cartridge for sale. The cartridge is in perfect operational and cosmetic condition. It has 100 hours of play time only. The cartridge performs as it should with great tracking, dynamic base and liquid mids.
 
The cartridge comes with the original box, stylus cover, mounting ware and other goods.
 
Specifications:
Output: 0.25 mV
Tracking: 1.4-1.8 g
Loads: >40 Ohms
Unloads: 14 Ohms
Compliance: 15
 
Sell: $450

Box is solid metal. Weight 3-4 Lb packed

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Highphonic MC R-5 cartridge elite Denon ruby cantilever 

Highphonic MC R-5 for sale. The cartridge has ruby cantilever with line contact stylus It is all original. The cartridge has 50 hours of play time. The Highphonic cartridges are elite line of Denon. They were made spcifically for High End reproduction vs. radio station use of regular Denons. The vinyl Engine gives 5 stars to this rare gem.

Specifications:

Output: 0.12 mV
Tracks: 0.7-1.1 g
Loads: 100 Ohms
Unloads: 40 Ohms
Compliance: 18


Sell $550

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Dynavector EconoCoil NOS new HOMC

Dynavector EconoLine phono cartridge. These were made for Asian markets only. The cartridge is high output moving coil. Brand new 0 hours
Specs are on the photo


Sell $350


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Oracle Paris high output moving coil
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Oracle Paris phono cartridge for sale. This is high output moving coil type. No step up needed; it plays great through regular MM phono. The cartridge is in perfect operational and cosmetic condition. It has 50 hours of play time only. It comes with original boxes and mounting ware.
 The Oracle Paris is one of the best sounding harmonic and dynamic HOMC I've heard in a long time. The Oracle does not reveal the identity of this cartridge maker- so this is really  majic and mystery combine.
The shell is not part of the package.

Specifications:

OUTPUT :                                1,6mV 
FQ RESPONSE :                      20-40.000Hz 
INTERNAL IMPEDENCE :      170 ohms
LOADING IMPEDENCE :       Greater than 25K ohms
COMPLIANCE :                      8µm/mN 
CHANNEL SEPARATION :     greater than 28db 
WEIGHT :                                10 grams 
TRACKING FORCE :              1,4g +/- 0,2g 
CANTILEVER :                         Magnesium alloy 
STYLUS :                                 Fine Elliptical Shape 
CARTRIDGE BODY :              6061T6 Magnesium Aluminum Alloy
 

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Sell: $650


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Benz Micro MC-3  Van Den Hul​    $550                               Supex SP 900 MONO            $625

ADC TRX-2  diamond cantilever   $450                                Ortofon Kontrapunkt A     $425

Linn Arkiv B    $675                                                               Phasemation PP-300        $700                                         

Supex SD-301     $425

         GoldBug Mrs. Briar   $900
                  AKG P100         $1500                                                         S.A.S. MM-1          $440
              Audiocraft AC-05M       $575                                                Grace F-9 Ruby         $475
​            Symphonic Line RG-8 Gold ​       $2500                                 BlueElectric Shake Streamliner       $2850​​
                      SAS- MM1         $450                                                    Ortofon MC 25FL          $275
Win Labs Megasonix MC-10                $900                  Fidelity Research  MC-44                             $350
           Fidelity Research MC-45     $375                                               ADC Astrion       $575
                     GZM Korvet 008    $400                                                       Denon 103 FL     $525
    ​                 Yamaha MC-1s      $275                                                          Yamaha MC-1x      $375                    
                              SONY   XL-55 MK II             $700                                         KOETSU ONYX                       $3100
           Miyabi MCA Ivory              $3150                                  Oracle Thalia            $750
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