JICO SETO-HORI MC Ceramic Phono Cartridge

SKU: A100900

  • $999.00

Details
  • • Micro-ridge diamond tip for superior reproduction of voice, sound, & harmonics
  • • Boron cantilever provides a low mass and extreme efficiency of transmissions and vibrations
  • • Ceramic cartridge body with a natural walnut wood base
  • • 2.0 g tracking force
  • • Made in Japan, genuine JICO® cartridge with each cartridge quality inspected & sound tested

JICO SETO-HORI MC CERAMIC PHONO CARTRIDGE

The SETO-HORI MC ceramic cartridge is hand-crafted in Japan with artful expertise to achieve optimized fidelity. The micro-ridge diamond's polyhedral shape reaches into the deepest recesses of the record groove to retrieve details previously inaccessible to other styli. This shape extends the lifespan of the stylus by reducing diamond and record wear. The boron cantilever provides a low mass and extreme efficiency of transmissions and vibrations. The base connected to the ceramic SETO-HORI cartridge is made of natural walnut wood. 

“Kata-Tori” (mold making) and “Yaki-ire” (burning) are key processes for ceramic-ware. One of the problems with ceramic is shrinkage, which is why it has been said ceramic-ware is not suitable for cartridge bodies. JICO collaborated with a laboratory in the city Seto to study the shrinkage of ceramic pottery. The result is in the final process, JICO craftsmen finely adjust the ceramic body thus creating the one of a kind SETO-HORI cartridge.

SETO-HORI Specifications
Output voltage: 2mV
Output balance: <1.5dB/1kHz
Stylus force: 2.0g
Channel separation: 25dB/1kHz
Frequency response: 15-32,000Hz
Output impedance: 130Ω/1kHz
Boron cantilever
Product net weight: 11g
Shielding case: Ceramic ware from Seto and Walnut tree.


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New Life for Shure V15V

The Shure V15 has always been an even handed, great tracking cart. Perhaps verging on the boring, for some tastes. The JICO SAS styli retain the lush midrange, even handed presentation of the cart, but with a shot of adrenaline and perhaps a tad more revealing than the original styli. Super product!

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Works a treat on my JVC quadraphonic system and despite the dreaded custom charges, it was still cheaper than modern equivalents and NOS stylus available elsewhere.

Nothing Like the Real Thing

When Shure was no longer a stylus option, and I saw JICO here n there (ahem ahem) I was suspicious, but thankfully checked the sole supplier I saw website directly, LPTunes, and got a Straight Answer ASAP to my question whether their stylus were refurbished or factory NEW, which they proved to be. Not only do my LP's play CLEARER than they did with the SHURE styluses; they actually play LOUDER! Could be Just My Imagination. Who knows?