Koetsu Urushi Sky Blue

£4,998.00

All Koetsu Urushi models use silver cladded ultra-high purity copper coils.

This process involves a silver sheath being slowly drawn over the copper.

Many say the Urushi body Koetsus offer an even more exciting sonic signature compared to the standard Rosewood models

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Koetsu Urushi Sky Blue

The Japanese art of Urushi is a tradition dating back 10,000 years.

This natural lacquer is sourced from the caustic sap of the indigenous Urushi trees.

The Urushi is applied by the hands of select Japanese artisans.

Once the lacquer cures it hardens around the natural rosewood body changing its resonant frequency.

All Koetsu Urushi models use silver cladded ultra-high purity copper coils.

This process involves a silver sheath being slowly drawn over the copper.

Many say the Urushi body Koetsus offer an even more exciting sonic signature compared to the standard Rosewood models.

“The hauntingly realistic level of three-dimensionality the Koetsu brought forth stunned me.” Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio

“How can a phono cartridge’s tiny stylus tracing an LP’s microscopic grooves make great sounding music?

To me it’s a magic trick that never gets old with just about any decent cartridge, but with the Koetsu Urushi Sky Blue cartridge it happens on a wildly higher level, so musical epiphanies occur on a regular basis.”

“I went out of my way to play records of questionable sound quality, a lot of Motown, Stax and very early Rolling Stones LPs that were more than 50 years old, and the ‘Blue always made them sound better than I’m used to.”               Steve Guttenberg, cNet

Specifications Koetsu Urushi Sky Blue

Koetsu Urushi Sky Blue

Urushi Lacquered Rosewood Body

Silverplated Copper Coil Wiring

Samarium Cobalt Magnet

Boron Cantilever

0.4 mV Output

9g Net Weight

Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g

Recommended Load 80-1,000 ohms

 

Brand

Koetsu

Koetsu History

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

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