Aladdin - MM pick-up
The Aladdin Cartridge affords high end performance from a very moderately priced cartridge. It will provide a level of clarity and beauty from your vinyl that will make you take out your record collection and listen to it all over again.
Stylus and cantilever design? Only the best available in its class, because that's where the rubber meets the road, in cartridge terms.
Just at the price point where most cartridge manufacturers make their profit by using a very low cost "bonded" elliptical or even conical stylus, we use "nude" single piece Elliptical shaped Diamond stylus.
The Aladdin overturns the myth that "moving coil" cartridges are the only path towards perfection. After all, what is the "advantage" of the moving coil type of cartridge? Low moving mass, right? We got less. Much less. And if you understand moving mass, Less IS more.
The cartridge exhibits a lower EFFECTIVE moving mass than most all MC types of cartridges. Far lower. Why is that good? Because when you lower the effective moving mass, it's easier to control. If it's easier to control, the stylus can stay in better contact with the groove walls. That's good, because if you can't stay in contact with the groove walls, you can't hear what's on the record.
Is a moving coil preamp required? No. The Aladdin is a "Moving Iron design" - designed to be used with a standard Moving Magnet preamp. No transformers. No finicky multi-stage ultra high gain preamp required.
Aladdin Teknisk specifikation:
Nåletype Nøgen Ellipse, 0.120mm SQ
Nåle radius 6 x 17 µm
Nåletryk 12mN / 1.2 gm (high)
Anbefalet 14mN / 1.4 gm (medium)
Effektiv masse 0,35 mg
Compliance 28 µm/mN (high)
22 µm/mN (medium)
Frekvens område 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
Kanal separation 1000 Hz >24 dB
(stereo) 50-15,000 >20 dB
Channel difference <1.8 dB (Stereo)
<1.0 dB (Mono)
5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS >2.12 mV
Vægt 6,8 g
Impedans >/= 47 kohm
Kapacitet 100 - 200 pF
(400-600 pf kan bestilles ved special order)
'Information taken from Soundsmith
The Aladdin is a derivative of the Soundsmith Carmen model, but employs a sophisticated energy management system found in much higher cost Soundsmith cartridges. This energy system allows spurious vibrations (created in all cartridges) to travel from the generator through the body of the cartridge and into the tone arm, taking full advantage of the tonearm's critical funciton of damping to function at its best.
"How does the Carmen perform? In a word, magnificently."
"The most musical, clean, focused and fast sounding cartridge I've ever used!"
"...nothing but thorough musical pleasure and frequent amazement."
George Graves, The Audiophile Voice
"About as clean and articulate a tracker as you're likely to experience for any price—the kind of cartridge that made me forget about audiophile performance checklists and just kick back and listen for pure musical enjoyment."