BEST BUY COMPONENTS 2012-13 Phono Cartridge 1st Prize
BEST BUY COMPONENTS 2013-14 Phono Cartridge 3rd Prize
Audio Excellence Award 2012 Bronze Prize
analog Grand Prix 2013 Gold Award
2012 MJ Technology of the Year Analog Components Award
Product Outline and Concept
We release PP-300, the model of 10th anniversary of our brand establishment, as the new basic model. It has 'the midrange-treble-part with high freshness', 'the resonant bass part' which the conventional MC cartridge could not realize, and also 'space expression ability', because the knowhow of our PP-1000, the Pasemation flagship, has been applied.
1. Feed-back of PP-1000 magnetic circuit technology
To the magnetic circuit structure the technology of PP-1000, the flagship model, is applied; and by refining materials and manufacturing and finishing cost advantage has been enhanced. Furthermore, by changing to samarium-cobalt magnet, the recreation of excellent feeling of sound field and freshness has been successfully realized, which has been difficult for our conventional P-3.
2. Inheriting the Body for High Quality Audio Sound
We inherit duralumin previously-well-acknowledged against P-3 as the materials of base and body. Furthermore, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) *1) coating is conducted; thereby, the structure excellent at rigidity and vibration-damping characteristics is realized.
*1) DLC (Diamond Like Carbon） is a generic name of carbon film to be produced with vapor phase synthesis utilizing ion processing; and the high rigidity and high electric insulation similar to a diamond are provided for it.
3. Inheriting the Materials for High Quality Audio Sound
We inherit the following materials for high quality audio sound well-established in PP-1000 and others: Cantilever made of pure boron material well-acknowledged previously, magneto coil made of 6N oxygen-free copper wire, pure iron coil bobbin and others.
Magneto method Moving coil method
Impedance 4 ohm
Appropriate stylus pressure 2.0 g
Output voltage 0.28 mV or more(1 kHz, 50 mm/s, Horizontal direction)
Compliance 8.0x10(e-6) cm/dyne
Playable frequency range 10Hz to 30kHz
Separation 30 dB or more (1 kHz)
Channel balance 1 dB or less (1 kHz)
Mass of body 11.1 g
Stylus chip Diamond(Line contact; Curvature: 0.03 x 0.003 mm)