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Posted by JerryS (R) on May 30, 2005 at 17:42:35

In Reply to: Koetsu rosewood suspension collapsed what to do ? posted by lovetube on May 29, 2005 at 23:09:36:


Cartridge Man in England was the defacto Koetsu repair center during a few years in the 90’s when Koetsu was unavailable. Stereophile has reported favorably on the results.



The Koetsu Rosewood is a high-end phono cartridge designed and manufactured by the Japanese company Koetsu. Koetsu is renowned for producing some of the finest moving coil (MC) cartridges in the world, known for their exceptional craftsmanship, sound quality, and unique design.

The Koetsu Rosewood cartridge is named after its distinctive housing, which is crafted from a rare species of rosewood. This wood is chosen not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its acoustic properties, which are believed to contribute to the cartridge’s sound signature. The rosewood housing is carefully machined and polished to achieve an exquisite finish, making each Koetsu Rosewood cartridge a work of art in itself.

In addition to its rosewood housing, the Koetsu Rosewood cartridge features a precision-crafted MC generator and diamond stylus, meticulously hand-assembled by skilled artisans. The cartridge is known for its warm, natural sound characterized by rich tonal colors, smooth midrange, and extended highs. It excels at reproducing the nuances and subtleties of analog recordings, making it a favorite among audiophiles and music lovers seeking the ultimate in sonic fidelity.

The Koetsu Rosewood cartridge is designed to be mounted on a high-quality tonearm and paired with a compatible phono preamplifier and turntable setup to achieve optimal performance. Due to its craftsmanship and premium materials, the Koetsu Rosewood cartridge commands a significant price tag, placing it in the realm of high-end audio equipment.

Overall, the Koetsu Rosewood cartridge is revered by audio enthusiasts for its superb sound quality, meticulous craftsmanship, and luxurious aesthetics, making it a coveted component in high-end analog playback systems.



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