|Warranty length||2 Years|
Type: Moving Magnet
Output: 6.5mV @ 5cm / sec REF. 1 kHz
Stylus: Super fineline Gyger II
Cantilever: Aluminium tube
Tracking weight: 1.8-2.2 (1.9g recm)
Cartridge fixing: Std 0.5 inch (12.7mm)
Recommended load: 47 kOhms
Recommended capacitance: 150 - 300pF
Coil impedance: 660 Ohms
Internal inductance: 570mH
Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 2dB
Compliance: 24mm/Lateral, 16mm/Vertical
Channel separation: > 25dB @ 1kHz
Channel balance: < 2dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent tip mass: 0.45 mg
Cartridge weight: 6.5 g
The Roksan Shiraz MC Cartridge features a stylus which Roksan believe is the world's best diamond profile design.
The Swiss made Gyger II has a super fine line profile offering excellent tracking ability with stunning detail retrieval and low surface noise. The body is made from solid aluminium alloy and fitted with a robust broadcast standard generator uniquely fixed to the body with three spikes giving it precise alignment and coupling without using distortion inducing adhesives. Excessive cantilever movements at certain frequencies are damped by the capacitors mounted directly to the generator over the coil where they accurately preserve the minute signal.
The Shiraz produces relatively high output for a moving coil design, which is important for a good signal to noise ratio and channel separation, but requires careful matching to preamplifier phono stage. Roksan are so confident in the quality of the Shiraz that they claim that once set up correctly the sonic performance cannot be bettered by anything else currently available.