Transfiguration Proteus Moving Coil Cartridge

£3,995.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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Liquid, powerful, delicate, transparent… and teeming with life.

We love this cartridge!

Transfiguration Proteus is their flagship moving coil phono cartridge, a product of sonic brilliance and a major step forward in analog performance. 

Transfiguration worked hard to improve the already stunning Orpheus L and Proteus is a major step closer to the ideal where the ultimate audio components will be those that simply don't seem to exist - so good that they add nothing and subtract nothing. The 'straight wire with gain' situation.

The biggest strength of the Proteus is its lack of character, but herein lies its strength. The better the system that it is used with, i.e. the faster, more tonally and transiently seamless, dynamically unlimited, with extended frequency range... the more it will reveal within the music and you will continue to discover previously hidden information on your records.

One of the finest cartridges we've ever sold or had the pleasure of listening to.

Body: aluminium, resonance controlled
Cantilever: 0.3mm solid boron
Stylus: PA (3 x 30µm) solid diamond
Core/coils: Ultra grade 3S - µ metal square core with 5N silver coils
Magnet: neodymium – front & rear
Weight: 7.8g
Output voltage: 0.2mV (3.54cm/s, 1kHz)
Internal impedance: 1 ohm
Frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz +1.5dB, 20kHz – 40kHz +2dB 
Channel separation: > 30dB (200Hz - 1kHz)
Channel balance: < 0.5dB at 1kHz
Tracking ability: > 70µm at tracking force 2.0g at 315Hz
Dynamic compliance: 13 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Recommended loading: > 10 ohms
Recommend’ tracking force: 2.0 g
Optimum working tempurature: 23º celsius

Break in period: 30 hours.

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. 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.

COLLECT IN STORE OR HOME INSTALL:At the request of the manufacturer some items cannot be supplied by mail order but you can click and buy them and then elect to collect them from our store or arrange a home install (if applicable). Applicable items clearly state that they are Collect in store or home install. Once ordered you will receive a message prompting you to contact us by phone or email to arrange for us to deliver and install or to reserve and collect from our store at your convenience, you will also be advised of the delivery time / stock availability as not all Home install / collect in store items are held in stock. 

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