Donatello Phono Cartridge in Gold from Audio Nirvana, a Gold Note low output MC Phono Cartridge. Born from the challenge to design the best sounding cartridge of its category.
Audio Nirvana is a curated selection of audio system and accessories personally hand-picked by Chris Bunjamin.
In 2012, Maurizio Aterini founded Gold Note with his wife Elena Basciano, partner Alessio Oronti, and a team of specialized technicians and engineers. Gold Note becomes a high-end audio brand that speaks a simple but evocative language in order to bring the best of Italian-made to the whole world. The spirit of their audio equipment stems from the fusion of past and future by combining avant-garde technological innovations with a design that seeks ties with tradition, namely Tuscany's artistic history and Florence's innovative Renaissance period.
The Donatello MC cartridge is our response coming out of our engineering efforts to create the best sounding cartridge of its category. Inserted in its exclusive duraluminium body, it results in an ultra light – only 7 grams – cartridge that can perform at its best on every tonearm. With its beautiful, perfectly damped body, this high-performance cartridge is an ideal companion for any tonearm and turntable matching. The Donatello is perfectly damped to help the cantilever achieve the best tracking ability. Its high-precision micro elliptical diamond stylus-tip, designed for top audio performances, will let you enjoy even the smallest musical details. Donatello is available in two models: Gold with a low output level and Red with a high output level to be easily driven by MM phono stages as well.
- Output level: 0.5mV
- Frequency response: 10-40000Hz
- Impedance: 40Ω
- Suggested load: 470Ω
- Compliance: 12×10-6cm/dyne
- Channel separation: > 24dB
- Channel balance: < 1dB
- Suggested tracking weight: 1.8g to 2.1g
- Cantilever: Aluminium
- Diamond: Micro Elliptical
- Copper coil wire
- Samarium-Cobalt magnet
- Mounting hole diamond distance: 9mm
- Finishes: Duraluminium alloy in gold with black logo
Please note that this item is pre-order only and will be available in 4-6 weeks.
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Made in Italy