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Cardas Myrtle Heart MC Cartridge

Cardas Myrtle Heart MC Cartridge

$3,450.00 Regular Price
$2,195.00Sale Price

The Cardas Myrtle Heart is a Benz Ruby 3 cartridge that has been mounted on a Cardas Myrtle Wood Body.  It has all of the characteristics of a Benz Ruby 3 Cartridge.  The Myrtle Wood Body smooths out the sound of the Benz cartridge and makes it more musical sounding than the original Benz body.  It works well with a 1:20 Step up transformer.  That would either be the SKY 20 in HIGH or the SKY 40 in LOW.


Myrtle Heart Specification:

Body: Machined Vented Myrtlewood

Cantilever: Solid Boron rod, 0.28mm diameter

Stylus: Nude line-contact diamond, mirror polished

Stylus Tip Radius: 5 x 120um

Vertical Tracking Angle: 20-22 degrees

Coil: Square Ruby jewel plate, Copper wire

Weight: 9.1 grams

Output Voltage: 0.3mV @ 3.54 cm/s

Internal Impedance: 45 ohms

Frequency Response: 10-50,000 Hz +/- 1dB

Channel Balance: Better than 0.5dB

Channel Separation: Better than 35dB @ 1kHz

Tracking Ability @ 315 Hz with a tracking force of 2 grams: >80 um

Dynamic Compliance" 15 um/mN

Recommended Loading: 500-47,000 ohms

Optimum Tracking Force: 1.8-2.0 grams

Recommended Tone arm Mass: Medium to high

Recommended Break-in period: 40 hours