Koetsu Urushi Vermilion


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 Vermilion

Koetsu Urushi Vermilion

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.

However, the Urushi Vermillion uses a unique combination of silver and copper wiring, with fewer turns than other Urushi models, resulting in lower mass and output.

Sonically, the Vermillion is the fastest and most detailed sounding Urushi.

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

“The music was so captivating and involving that time became irrelevant and the music was everything.” 10Audio.com


Specifications: Koetsu Urushi Vermilion

Specifications: Koetsu Urushi Vermilion

Urushi Lacquered Rosewood Body

Double Coil – Silver / Copper Coil Wiring

Permendur Magnet

Boron Cantilever

0.2 mV Output

9g Net Weight

Recommended Tracking Force 1.8-2.0g

Recommended Load 50-500 ohms




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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