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Audio Note IQ1 MM Cartridge

Audio Note IQ1 MM Cartridge

Regular price £452.40 GBP
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*In accordance with the wishes of Audio Note, this product cannot be purchased by mail order, so will always show as 'out of stock' here, if you would like to purchase one please get in contact for more information*

*Audio Note items are supplied to order, please allow approximately 8 weeks for build time*

The IQ1 is the entry level cartridge from Audio Note. Made in the UK to Audio Notes specifications, this cartridge offers an exceptionally well balanced sound, one that has a tonal rightness to it and dynamic conviction that lends the sound real body and presence.

The lightweight but rigid body features threaded inserts making installation a breeze. The stylus is a Gyger Type 1 which is fitted to an aluminium cantilever. The generator uses very fine copper wire and the magnets are made from alnico. 

All of the styli in the Audio Note IQ range are interchangeable, so you can upgrade/downgrade the performance of a cartridge simply by changing the stylus assembly from other models in the range.

Technical Specifications:

Load Resistance: 47K Ohms
Load Capacitance: 150 - 200 pF
Internal Inductance: 570mH
Internal Resistance: 660 Ohms
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz, +/- 2dB
Weight: 6.3g
Fixing Centres: 12.7mm / 0.5"
Tracking Force/Weight: 1.5g - 2.5g (1.75g nominal)
Channel Balance: 2dB @ 1KHz
Channel Separation: 25dB @ 1KHz
Sensitivity: 6.5mV +/- 1.5dB (1KHz @ 5cm/sec)
Static Compliance: (N lateral) 24mm / (N vertical) 16mm
Equivalent Tip Mass: 0.45mg
Vertical Tracking Angle: 24 Degrees

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