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Blackbird Hi

US Retail $1,249.00

Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possilbe fidelity in its price class, Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic. Each cartridge is assembled using time honored, labor intensive techniques, hand calibrated and critically auditioned to meet the most rigorous standards of consistancy.

The main advantage of high output moving coil cartridges is the elimination of any additional gain stages, resulting in an overall reduction of the noise floor. With 2.5mV directly driving a standard 47k Ohm RIAA phono stage, the best possible signal to noise ratio is realized. Nothing but music emerges from your most treasured recordings.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Cartridge Type:
High output MC

Stylus Type:
Low mass elliptical

Cantilever:
Long grain Boron

Dynamic Compliance:
(x10-6 cm/dyne)12

Frequency Response:
10Hz-50Khz

Output Voltage/Channel:
2.5mV

Internal Impedance:
135 Ohms

Channel Separation:
35dB @ 1kHz

Channel Balance:
0.5dB @ 1kHz

Tracking Force Range:
1.8 ­ 2.2 grams

Cartridge Weight:
9.6 grams

Mounting System:
Standard 0.5” hole spacing