Koetsu Red T
The Koetsu Rosewood is a cornerstone of high-performance analogue playback history.
By carefully selecting ultra high purity materials and aging parts to perform optimally, Sugano-san formed a cartridge that recreates real breathing music extracted from the grooves of your record collection
Specifications Koetsu Red T
Natural Rosewood Body
Copper Coil Wiring
Samarium Cobalt Magnet
0.4 mV Output
8.9 g Net Weight
Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g
Recommended Load 80-1,000 ohms
Named in honor of the Japanese artist Honami Koetsu, the company was started by Yoshiaki Sugano.
A boxer, artist, sword maker and automotive executive, Sugano-san was a true renaissance man.
His love of western classical music led him on a journey to improve the musicality of common phono cartridges.
Through his experimentation he pioneered the use of high purity materials such as 6N copper and rare platinum iron magnets.
For more than thirty-years, Koetsu has masterfully blended the highest purity technical materials with ones of natural beauty to create the most sought after cartridges in the world.
Sugano-San's legacy is carried on by his son Fumihiko who apprenticed under his father to become a master cartridge maker.
Every Koetsu cartridge is hand made in Japan and inherently limited in nature
These sonic and visual masterpieces are available in limited quantities and are offered by only the most knowledgable audio retailers