KUZMA CAR 20 Cartridge
Hi Fi Plus Review CAR 20 Cartridge
All Kuzma products share the same, no compromise design philosophy , in order to produce products which are simple to use, reliable and capable of the highest quality of analogue playback. This policy extends to the choice of only the highest quality materials and the high level of craftsmanship.
How to extract maximum musical information from vinyl records is, in theory, very simple. The cartridge needle should follow the grooves on a record, rotating at the correct speed. The needle movement is then transferred via cantilever to cartridge coils. The rest of the chain should be as solid as possible, the cartridge being connected to a tonearm. This is, in turn, connected to a chassis which also supports a bearing and platter which carries the record.
Kuzma CAR cartridges are made to our specifications by a Japanese company with over 50 years experience in this field. The same approach, with regard to design and manufacture of cartridges housings is used as in other Kuzma products. A combination of brass and aluminium parts made by us gives rigid and inert support to the signal generator, allowing the diamond tip to extract musical information from the record grooves without distortion.
MODEL CAR–20 CAR–20H
Type Moving Coil
Coil Wire STD Copper
Cantilever Material Aluminium
Stylus Synthetic Elliptical
Frequency Response 10 Hz - 33 kHz kHz
Output Voltage (3.54 cm/1 kHz) 0.3 mV / 2 mV
Channel Balance (1 kHz) <1 dB / <1.5 dB
Channel Separation (1 kHz) >23 dB / >21 dB
Tracking Force 2.0 gr
Compliance 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Trackability >70 μm/2.0 gr / >60 μm/2.0 gr
Internal Impedance 4 Ω / 130 Ω
Load Impedance <100 Ω / 47 kΩ
Net Weight 17 gr