ZYX R-100-02H MC Cartridge
A best buy for high end entry level - still typical of the zyx range renownded for it's Koetsu like bass levels and full bodied sound. This cartridge exudes power with it's excellent dynamics and energy.
The Zyx R-100-02H is the second model in the Zyx range, and a true classic among mid-range cartridges.
The Zyx sound could be characterised as supremely lucid, precise, and transparent. Matched with high-quality equipment, Zyx cartridges can produce music with breathtaking realism. Scott Markwell, writing of the Zyx R-100H in AV Guide, said, "It gives me more of a true sense of the music, its essence, if you will, than anything else I have used in the past several years," a description that could apply across the entire Zyx range.
The R-100-02H has an output of 0.48 mV and can be used with most modern tonearms. A special lower-output version, the R-100-02, rated at 0.24 mV, is also available by special order.
Output 0.48 mV
Frequency response 10 Hz to 80 kHz
Frequency response, ± 1 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Channel separation >30 dB (1 kHz)
Channel balance <0.5 dB (1 kHz)
Recommended tracking force 2.0 g
Tracking force range 1.7 to 2.5 g
Compliance, horizontal 15 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Compliance, vertical 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Trackability >80 μm/2.0 g
Internal impedance 8 Ohms
Coil wire 6N copper, 0.03 mm dia
Recommended load impedance >100 Ohms
Cantilever Boron rod, 0.3 mm dia
Stylus Micro-ridge solid diamond
Contact radius 3 μm x 60 μm
Output terminals 1.24 mm gold-plated
Net weight 4.2 g