Transfiguration Phoenix S Moving Coil Cartridge

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Transfiguration Phoenix 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 ring magnet, as here in the Phoenix ( the Axia 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.

The Phoenix technical specification

body: aluminium, resonance controlled
cantilever: boron
stylus: ogura PA (3 x 30µm) solid diamond
core/coils: hi grade permalloy square
core with pure silver coils
magnet: neodymium – rear, samarium cobolt - front
weight: 7.8g

output voltage: 0.4mV (3.54cm/s, 1kHz)
internal impedance: 7 ohms
frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz +1.5dB
20kHz – 40kHz +2dB
channel separation: > 27dB (200Hz - 1kHz)
channel balance: < 0.5dB at 1kHz

tracking ability >70µm at tracking force 2.0g at 315Hz
dynamic compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne

Set up instructions
recommended loading: >7 ohms
recommend’ tracking force: 2.0 g
optimum working temp’: 23º celsius
break in period: 30 hours

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