When Jan Allaerts makes a cartridge it's a special process that can take up to a year. As any MC2 Finish owner will tell you, it's worth the wait. There is no other cartridge we've heard which has the balance of impeccable technical performance and absolutely beguiling musicality. Dead quiet groove noise, extreme dynamics and the utmost of detail are matched by the pure naturalness of every note. This is a cartridge with no trade-offs. It is all things to all people. Hear the sound of the master tape.
It was back in 1978 that the company was founded by J.Allaerts. At first the company lended its services to the retailers by doing repairs on various audio and video hardware.
Over the years, the company focused more and more to the field of repair and maintenance
of micro mechanical parts on several parts of cartridge systems.
By doing so an enormous amount of know-how could be gathered but moreover
all these special techniques could be integrated into an consistent insight.
So the company soon got renowned worldwide for its top level moving coil cartridges
competing with the very best available.
|Casing||Manually milled and drilled aluminium|
|Cover||0.2 mm thick,coated with 24 ct. gold foil|
|Color||Anodized in gold colored finish (scratch resistant.)|
|Terminals||Soft iron, shaped by grinding and milling|
|Connectorpins||1.3 x 20 mm, 14 ct. solid gold pins|
|Screw bushes||2,5 mm brass treaded bushes mounded into casing|
|Magnet||Permanent. 5 Cat : rare earth magnet)|
|Coil||2 mm x 2 mm Teflon Type c 1004|
|Coil windings||20 micron gold handwinding wire|
|Stylus holder||Solid boron rod : 0.3 mm x 7 mm|
TIP FG S HIGH TECH diamond,highly polished finish.
|Shock absorption||High Tech rubber, 100 SCHOR|
|Tension wire||Steel wire spring, code 1007|
|Coil impedance||32 Ohm|
|Load impedance||845 Ohm|
|Load capacity||150 pF|
|Stylus pressure||1.8 Grams, (Max Tolerance 0.05 Gram)|
|Output Voltage||200 µV|
|Max tracing capacity||400 µmm|
|Channel separation||70 dB at 100 Hz|
|60 dB at 1 Khz|
|70 dB at 20 Khz|
|Frequency range||3 Hz to 100 Khz|
|Total THD %||0.1 %|
|Total unit weight||10 Grams (incl. socket screws)|