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 by 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.
The Phasemation PP-300 moving coil cartridge is the 10th anniversary model of our brand establishment. Even though it is the new basic model, It has a unique ‘midrange-treble-part with high freshness’, ‘the resonant bass part’ which the conventional MC cartridge could not realize, and also ‘space expression ability’, because the knowhow of our PP-1000, the Pasemation flagship, has been applied.
1. technology from the Phasemation PP-1000 magnetic circuit technology
To the magnetic circuit structure the technology of PP-1000, the flagship model, is applied; and by refining materials and manufacturing and finishing cost advantage has been enhanced. Furthermore, by changing to samarium-cobalt magnet, the recreation of excellent feeling of sound field and freshness has been successfully realized, which has been difficult for our conventional P-3.
2. Inheriting the Body for High Quality Audio Sound
We inherit duralumin previously-well-acknowledged against P-3 as the materials of base and body. Furthermore, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) *1) coating is conducted; thereby, the structure excellent at rigidity and vibration-damping characteristics is 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.
3. Inheriting the Materials for High Quality Audio Sound
We inherit the following materials for high quality audio sound well-established in PP-1000 and others: Cantilever made of pure boron material well-acknowledged previously, magneto coil made of 6N oxygen-free copper wire, pure iron coil bobbin and others.
|Magneto method||Moving coil method|
|Appropriate stylus pressure||2.0 g|
|Output voltage||0.28 mV or more(1 kHz, 50 mm/s, Horizontal direction)|
|Compliance||8.10(e-6)cm/dyne @100 Hz, 14.10(e-6)cm/dyne @10Hz|
|Playable frequency range||10Hz to 30kHz|
|Separation||30 dB or more (1 kHz)|
|Channel balance||1 dB or less (1 kHz)|
|Mass of body||11.1 g|
|Stylus chip||Diamond(Line contact; Curvature: 0.03 x 0.003 mm)|
- Stereo SoundBEST BUY COMPONENTS 2012-13 Phono Cartridge 1st Prize
- Stereo SoundBEST BUY COMPONENTS 2013-14 Phono Cartridge 3rd Prize
- Ongen PublisingAudio Excellence Award 2012 Bronze Prize
- Ongen Publisinganalog Grand Prix 2013 Gold Award
- Seibundo-shinkosha2012 MJ Technology of the Year Analog Components Award
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