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Transfiguration Axia S Moving Coil Cartridge

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£1,995.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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Entry model into the delights of a Transfiguration MC

Transfiguration Axia moving coil cartridge

Thanks to dedicated, passionate and innovative designers, like Seiji Yoshioka of Transfiguration, LP playback has achieved heights never imagined back in the days that bit-counters were pronouncing it dead.

Transfiguration has developed two different ring-magnet constructions. The double, as here in the Axia (the Phoenix and like previous models of Spirit and Aria) place a ring magnet both in front of and behind the coil, allowing the coil to move in a balanced and focused magnetic field. The intimate positioning of coil and magnet creates an unprecedented focus of the magnetic field, resulting in a coherence of the musical presentation that is different from all the others.

The intimate positioning of coil and magnet creates an unprecedented focus of the magnetic field, resulting in a coherence of the musical presentation that is different from all the others. Those who place timing high on their list of priorities will recognise the importance of the ring-magnet construction. Any time there occurs a timing (phase) shift in the complex field of sine waves that combine to re-create the sounds of harmonically rich instruments, voices, echoes (hall sounds), the possibility arises that not only will the temporal puzzle that is music not be quite put back together properly, but also, due to phase-shift that varies with frequency (often the case with an inductor -- one reason why Transfiguration cartridges constantly strive for as low an impedance coil as possible), this can lead to actual tonal inaccuracies, which many consider a priority.

Design Concept:
Utilising a double ring magnet for a moving coil cartridge has enabled five unique design improvements:

Just two coils within double ring ‘neodymium’ magnets.

No yokes.

No magnetic irregularities.

Coils at the crux of the magnetic focus.

Intimate coil/magnet coupling.

Simple resonance – free beautiful body design.

Technical details:
1. No Yokes

The two neodymium magnets and freedom from yokes enable the coils to be placed directly within the magnetic field. NOT just close but literally inside. Rising dynamics or sharp transients never mask the detail.


2. Anti resonance cartridge body.

The solid non-resonant cartridge body with deeply cut away sides utilises both shape and material to create a totally inert environment for the electromagnetic elements. These elements are more effectively insulated from arm, turntable and tracing noises, further reducing any tonal colouration of the music and lessening the intrusion of distracting mechanical noises.

3. Twin silver coils on the cantilever fulcrum
Minimises dynamic mass and mechanical impedance, enabling instant, accurate reaction to every groove detail, including the ability to handle massive transients without overshoot or break-up.

4. Push pull damping
A special compound has been meticulously designed and fabricated to provide total stylus/coil alignment and control. Its non-sensitivity to temperature change keeps the damping coefficient stable and improves tracing accuracy.

5. Special alloy core
For coil assembly increases sensitivity by 23dB, improves signal to noise ratio eliminating a usual source of distortion

6. Low mass tip

Ogura PA (3 x 30µm) tip shares many of the advantages of the Flagship MC cartridge – “The Orpheus”. Its function is to reproduce the character of the original recorded sound - not add or subtract it's own deiciencies.

Cartridge mount
The cartridge has been deliberately and uncompromisingly designed as a top rate product. Mechanically it locates the cartridge on a plane, which provides least variation in tracking angle relative to tonearm movement.

TECHNICAL DATA

Physical

body: solid aluminium, non-resonant with deeply cut away sides

cantilever: 0.3mm Æ solid boron

stylus: ogura PA (3 x 30mm) solid diamond

core/coils: high grade permalloy square core & pure silver coils

magnetic material: neodymium (front & rear)

weight: 7g

Electrical

output voltage: 0.4mV (3.54cm/s - 1kHz)

internal impedance: 8 ohms

frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz + 1.5dB 20kHz – 40kHz + 2dB

channel separation: > 27dB (200Hz - 1kHz)

channel balance: < 0.5dB at 1kHz

Dynamic tracking ability >68µm at a tracking force of 1.8g at 315Hz.

dynamic compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne

set up instructions

recommended loading >20 ohms

recommend’ tracking force 2g

optimum working temp’ 23º celsius

break in period 30 hours

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

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