Miyajima Labs Saboten Cartridge. Cactus Cantilever.

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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 

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About the special cantilever for the Madake and Saboten

Miyajima has a reason to cover a special cantilever with an aluminum cantilever.
The ideal is to bring the tip of the stylus closer on the extension of the center of the unique cantilever.
Vibration is transferred  to its special cantilever from a stylus.



 Maker  Miyajima-Laboratory
 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)
 Weight  About 8.4g
 Size  W 17.8mm × D 21.9mm (excluding terminals)
 Body  Lignum vitae 















Miyajima Labs Saboten Stereo Cartridge. Now at True Audiophile

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