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  • Ikeda TT. MC phono cartridge. Handmade in Japan. Now at True Audiophile.
  • Ikeda TT. MC phono cartridge. Handmade in Japan. Now at True Audiophile.

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Ikeda TT. MC phono cartridge. Handmade in Japan

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Ikeda TT. MC phono cartridge. Handmade in Japan

Now at True Audiophile

We listened to a lot of cartridges and there are many good ones out there. But Ikeda who has only been doing cartriges by hand for decades are very, very special. No one who has purchased these cartridges has ever been disappointed... TA

Make no mistake. Ikeda's latest and greatest creation has its stylus firmly planted in the neutral and resolving camp of cartridge design. No, the Ikeda 9TT isn't a forgiving cartridge. No, the 9TT won't sugar coat bad recordings. Nor for that matter should it or any cartridge worth their weight in gold. On the other hand, the 9TT brings to the table an uncanny ability to dig more out of those grooves than many other similarly and higher priced cartridges allowing those cherished recordings with seemingly limitless ceilings to continue to blossom.

Out of all the cartridge's attributes, it's perhaps the 9TT's "quietness" and transparency, low level resolution and simply all around effortlessness that sets this cartridge apart from the competition...Positive Feedback

Well, what can I say in conclusion? This is the typical Japanese jewel with the characteristics that define all the music machines that come from that part of the world...Audio Activity, Angelo Jasparro

The Ikeda 9TT is specially designed and developed with the concept that a cartridge should be easier to handle. The TT is the remarkable evolution of the former cantileverless IKEDA 9 series cartridges.

The body is made of a solid aluminum alloy by lathing a piece of aluminum precisely one by one in order to hold the generator unit firmly.

The cantilever is made of a double layered duralumin pipe in order to reduce its actual weight and any possible warping affecting the sound, in addition to gaining stiffness.

The sound sources picked up by the line contact architecture of the stylus chip are precisely delivered to the magnetic coils.  In addition, thanks to the highly efficient Permalloy core, low impedance coils, very strong neodymium magnet and an ideally shaped magnet yoke, it is possible to purely reproduce the sound without having any redundant coloring.

The Ikeda TT can pick up the hidden sound elements and a glamor of music itself engraved on LPs/SPs in addition to the fulfillment for various conditions required for the best phono cartridge. Ikeda always  spends plenty of time fabricating and repeated alignment.

Product Specifications:

Electromagnetic Generator:
Moving Coil (MC)

Output Voltage:
0.16mVrms (1kHz 35.4mm/sec. at 45°peak)

Coil Impedance:
2.0 ohms (1kHz)

Appropriate Stylus Force:
1.8 grams ±0.2 grams

Frequency Response:
10Hz - 45kHz

Channel Separation:
Over 27dB (1kHz)

Channel Balance:
Within 1.0dB (1kHz)

Stylus Chip:
Solid Diamond, Line Contact

Cantilever:
Double layered duralumin pipe

Weight:
10 Grams

Connecting Terminals:
Left Channel, White (hot), Blue (ground)
Right Channel, Red (hot), Green (ground)

 

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Reviews of the Ikeda TT MC Cartridge

Make no mistake. Ikeda's latest and greatest creation has its stylus firmly planted in the neutral and resolving camp of cartridge design. No, the Ikeda 9TT isn't a forgiving cartridge. No, the 9TT won't sugar coat bad recordings. Nor for that matter should it or any cartridge worth their weight in gold. On the other hand, the 9TT brings to the table an uncanny ability to dig more out of those grooves than many other similarly and higher priced cartridges allowing those cherished recordings with seemingly limitless ceilings to continue to blossom.

Well, what can I say in conclusion? This is the typical Japanese jewel with the characteristics that define all the music machines that come from that part of the world...Audio Activity, Angelo Jasparro Read Full Review

Out of all the cartridge's attributes, it's perhaps the 9TT's "quietness" and transparency, low level resolution and simply all around effortlessness that sets this cartridge apart from the competition...Positive Feedback Read Full Review

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