The Cusis S offers extended frequency response and incredible detail retrieval whilst retaining a level of musicality that is second to none.
All of Michell's Cusis cartridges share the same moving coil design. At the heart of the cartridge is a samarium-cobalt magnet which is combined with pure iron to create a very stable magnetic field within the cartridge.
30μ pure copper wire is used to precision wind the cartridge coils onto an ultra-lightweight armature, which is mounted onto a specially designed damper.
The damper has been specifically designed to give the stylus assembly the perfect support, which ensures the stylus tracks the groove precisely.
The number of coils, resultant output and body material, have all been optimised for each model’s stylus assembly, to give the best possible audio output.
The construction of the cartridge has been carefully designed to eliminate vibration and resonance. The aluminium chassis is designed to absorb unwanted vibration and give a rigid platform to mount the cartridge parts.
The body materials, shapes and exterior patterns have also been designed to further reduce vibration and resonance, resulting in truly unrivalled levels of detail and neutrality.
MICHELL CARTRIDGE SPECIFICATIONS
|Model ||Cusis E ||Cusis S ||Cusis M |
|Tracking Force ||2.0g ||2.0g ||2.0g |
|Loading ||100 Ω ||100 Ω ||100 Ω |
|Frequency Response ||20-25000 Hz ||20-35000hz ||15-45000Hz |
|Output Voltage ||0.35mV ||0.4mV ||0.25mV |
|Weight ||8.9g ||8.9g ||8.1g |
|Cantilever Material ||Aluminium ||Boron ||Boron |
|Stylus Profile ||Elliptical ||Shibata ||Ultra-precise Microline |
|Channel Balance ||<1dB ||<1dB ||<1dB |
|Channel Separation ||23dB ||25dB ||28dB |
|Compliance ||8x10-6cm/dyne ||8x10-6cm/dyne ||8x10-6cm/dyne |
|Tracking Ability ||70µ / 2.0g ||70µ / 2.0g ||70µ / 2.0g |
|Internal Impedence ||4.5 Ω ||4.5 Ω ||3 Ω |
|Type ||Moving Coil ||Moving Coil ||Moving Coil |
|Coil Material ||Pure 30µ Copper ||Pure 30µ Copper ||Pure 30µ Copper |
|Run-in Period ||> 40 Hours ||> 40 Hours ||> 40 Hours |
|Body Material ||Acetyl ||Acetyl ||Carbon Loaded Acrylic |