Legacy Series

Description

To ensure a cartridge reproduces an accurate transcription of the record groove, the cartridge components must be rigidly mounted to the tonearm, whilst simultaneously allowing the tiniest movements of the diamond stylus to be transmitted, via the cantilever, to the sensing coils. The Legacy boasts an ultra low resonance magnesium metal body which is both very light and extremely strong. For convenience and rigidity, it has threaded inserts allowing the cartridge to be easily mounted and accurately aligned into the headshell. The stylus is a very low mass ‘Vital’ fine line diamond, which is highly polished and gives extremely low distortion. To maintain rigidity, this is attached to a hard alloy cantilever which transfers the maximum level of detail from the diamond to the coils; the latter are hand wound using only the highest purity copper. To achieve the optimum compliance required to deliver a smooth, extended frequency response, the stylus damper is formed from a bespoke rubber mixture. Lastly, a precision, rare earth, Neodymium iron boron magnet helps deliver outstanding dynamics.

Specification

Transducer Characteristics
Frequency response:     20Hz - 22kHz +/-3dB
Channel balance:    1dB max. at 1kHz
Channel separation:     25dB min. at 1kHz
Sensitivity:        0.25mV ± 1dB @ 1kHz
Static compliance:     16mm/N  Vertical tracking    angle: 20°
Stylus radius:    Vital fine line
Stylus type:    Non-replaceable

Electrical Characteristics
Load resistance:    100ΩΩ
Load capacitance:    100 - 1000pF Internal
        inductance: 3 µH
Internal resistance:    7ohms

Mechanical Characteristics
Cartridge weight:    8g
Fixing centres:    0.5in (12.7mm)
Playing weight:    1.5g - 2.Og (1.75g nom)