Miyajima Labs Saboten Cartridge. Entry, yet Sonically Anything BUT
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The Saboten has more detail than Takumi.-- TA quick review
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One of the big characteristics of this cartridge is that it uses spine of the Japanese cactus to a cantilever. There are copies of this concept by other manufacturers. However, they are not as musical nor as price friendly.
The Madake cantilever delivers a naturalness that is avoids the common metallic sound normally associated with this pice. Instead it creates a natural sound.
The process of making the materials out of bamboo is painstaking in order to create something that is firm and thin.
The spine is made out of the cactus that is carefully selected and sorted prior to any cutting.
Uncommonly the spine is attached directly to its exact base.
The stylus used joins the diamond needle to a thin aluminum cantilever made of 0.5 millimeters in diameter.
Saboten has a lingering sound.
Saboten is rich in its reproduction and allows the listener to feel its superb sonics even in lesser priced systems.
Easy to use and set up.
The main body is Lignum Vitae which is said to be the world's hardest tree.
About the special cantilever
About the special cantilever for the Madake and Saboten
Miyajima has a reason to cover a special cantilever with an aluminum cantilever.
|Product name||Stereo cartridge -Saboten-|
|Impedance||About 15 ohms (About 0.18mV output)|
|Frequency range (-3dB)||20 Hz to 25 kHz|
|Tracking force||2.0 g|
|Stylus Shape||bonded elliptical diamond stylus|
|Compliance (10Hz)||around 9×10-6cm/dyne|
|Appropriate temperature|| 20-30 Celsius (most suitable 25 C)
68-86 Fahrenheit (most suitable 77 F)
|Size||W 17.8mm × D 21.9mm (excluding terminals)|
|Body|| Lignum vitae