We immediately fell in love with Phasemation cartridges. We started by playing the PP-300 versus the PP-2000 and were astonished by the fact that even though those two cartridges are different (the PP-300 is based on the original generator developed for the P1-G cartridge and the PP-2000 which launched the latest generator developed by Phasemation…) the sonic signature was absolutely coherent between both cartridges but… the PP-2000 was proportionally better than the PP-300… and do not think one second that the PP-300 is a level entry cartridge : it is certainly not and can compete with much pricier cartridges.
By experimenting with the Phaseamtion cartridges, we discovered that they would work with most modern arms with medium effective mass to high effective mass. If the manufacturer gives there compliance at 100 Hz for 8.10^-6cm/dyne, we measured them at 14.10^-6cm/dyne at 10Hz which makes them de facto medium compliances cartridges. For instance, Technics uses the Phasemation PP-2000 for making demos with the brand new Technics SL-1000R turntable which uses a 10″ version of the SL-1200GAE tonearm, a rather low effective tonearm mass. We do prefer to use them with Schick or Schröder tonearms of medium to high effective mass.
Another point that might be of help : the 0.3mV of output are strong 0.3mV making it cartridges easy to match with integrated MC phonostages who often cannot handle low output cartridges.
Our advice ? Just try them : you will adore them.
Redesigning the magnetic circuit
The magnetic circuit of P-1G has been reconsidered in full scale; as a result, the shapes of front yoke and pole piece have been redesigned. Therefore, the shapes well suited for efficiency and magnetic uniformity have been successfully realized. It has been realized that the output is increased without increasing the mass of vibration section.
Redesigning the body structure
The material of P-1 body has been reconsidered from the beginning in order to get the best balance of sound quality. The materials of base and body have been respectively changed to stainless material and duralumin. Furthermore, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) *1) coating is conducted; thereby, the sound quality being well suited for the rigidity and vibration-damping properties and being also suitable to be a flagship has been realized.
*1 DLC（Diamond Like Carbon）is a generic name of carbon film to be produced with vapor phase synthesis utilizing ion processing; and the high rigidity and high electric insulation similar to a diamond are provided for it.
Inheriting the high quality materials for audio sound
High quality materials for audio sound verified in P-1G and other models are inherited; and they are well-acknowledged until now for the following parts:
Cantilever made of pure boron material,
Magneto coil, pure iron coil, bobbin and wire damper made of 6N oxygen-free copper wire, and others.
Please contact the dealer when exchanging the needle.
|Power Generation Method||Moving Coil Type|
|Applicable Stylus Force||1.7 to 2.0g|
|Output Voltage||0.29mV(horizontal direction of 1kHz 50mm/s)|
|Compliance||8.10(e-6)cm/dyne @100 Hz, 16.10(e-6)cm/dyne @10Hz|
|Playing Frequency Range||10Hz to 30kHz|
|Separation||30dB or more (1kHz)|
|Channel Balance||Within 1dB (1kHz）|
|Range of Recommended Temperature||20℃ to 26℃|
|Stylus Chip||Diamond(line contact / curvature 0.03×0.003mm)|
|Cantilever||Pure Boron φ0.26|
|Magnet||Samarium Cobalt Magnet|
|Magnetic Circuit Composition Material||Permendur|
|Base||Stainless(Diamond Like Carbon processing)|
|Body||Duralumin(Diamond Like Carbon processing)|