Transfiguration Proteus Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

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Transfiguration Proteus Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Transfiguration Proteus Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

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Transfiguration Proteus Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

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  • Description

    The Transfiguration phono cartridges feature the unique yokeless ring-magnet technology developed by the company’s passionate founder, Seeji Yoshioka. His designs seek neutrality and accuracy over coloration, without sounding hard-edged or lean.

    The Proteus represents the pinnacle of all that Seiji Yoshioka has learned and achieved in his pioneering and perfection of the ring-magnet construction in phono cartridges. Proteus is the name of an early Greek sea god known for his ability like water, to change forms, flowing from one to the next. This aptly describes Transfigurations Proteus and its chameleon-like ability to become whatever music it sees. Liquid, powerful, delicate, transparent...and teeming with life. Listening to the Proteus on a top turntable and arm combination, the usual audio industry descriptors fail...there is only music, intensely communicative music.

    When you are ready to unleash the gods of music hidden in the grooves of your favorite LP's, it is time for Proteus!

     

    Technical Details

    • Push pull damping - A special compound has newly been meticulously designed and fabricated to provide total stylus/coil alignment and control. It's non-sensitivity to temperature change keeps the damping coefficient stable and improves tracing accuracy.
    • Twin coils on the cantilever fulcrum - Minimizes dynamic mass and mechanical impedance, enabling instant, accurate reaction to every groove detail, including the ability to handle massive transients without overshoot or break-up.
    • Special alloy core for coil assembly - This increases sensitivity by 35dB, improves signal to noise ratio eliminating a usual source of distortion.
    • Neodymium magnet - Thanks to the much higher induced magnetism of the neodymium magnet in the rear of the double-ring magnets, the coil-turns of the generator have been reduced. It is very helpful to reduce the internal impedance to 1 Ohm, which contributes to the improvement in the solidarity with transparency.
    • Low mass tip - Ogura PA (3 x 30µm) tip shares many of the advantages of this flagship MC cartridge with the Phoenix and Axia. Its function is to reproduce the character of the original recorded sound - not add or subtract its own deficiencies.
    • Anti-resonance cartridge body - The solid cartridge body utilizes both shape and material to create a totally inert environment for the electromagnetic elements. These elements are more effectively insulated from arm, turntable and tracing noises, further reducing any tonal coloration of the music and lessening the illusion of distracting mechanical noises.

    PROTEUS – Specifications

    physical

    Body: aluminium, resonance controlled
    Cantilever: 0.3mm solid boron
    Stylus: PA (3 x 30µm) solid diamond
    Core/Coils: Ultra grade 3S - µ metal square core with 5N silver coils
    Magnet: neodymium – front & rear
    Weight: 7.8g

     

    Electrical

    Output Voltage: 0.2mV (3.54cm/s, 1kHz)
    Internal Impedance: 1 ohm
    Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20kHz +1.5dB; 20kHz – 40kHz +2dB
    Channel Separation: > 30dB (200Hz - 1kHz)
    Channel Balance: < 0.5dB at 1kHz

    Dynamic

    Tracking Ability: > 70µm at tracking force 2.0g at 315Hz
    Dynamic Compliance: 13 x 10 to the minus 6 cm/dyne

     

    Set Up Instructions

    Recommended Loading: > 10 ohms
    Recommend Tracking force: 2.0 g
    Optimum Working Temp: 23º celsius
    Break In Period: min. 40 hours

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Transfiguration Proteus Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

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Description

The Transfiguration phono cartridges feature the unique yokeless ring-magnet technology developed by the company’s passionate founder, Seeji Yoshioka. His designs seek neutrality and accuracy over coloration, without sounding hard-edged or lean.

The Proteus represents the pinnacle of all that Seiji Yoshioka has learned and achieved in his pioneering and perfection of the ring-magnet construction in phono cartridges. Proteus is the name of an early Greek sea god known for his ability like water, to change forms, flowing from one to the next. This aptly describes Transfigurations Proteus and its chameleon-like ability to become whatever music it sees. Liquid, powerful, delicate, transparent...and teeming with life. Listening to the Proteus on a top turntable and arm combination, the usual audio industry descriptors fail...there is only music, intensely communicative music.

When you are ready to unleash the gods of music hidden in the grooves of your favorite LP's, it is time for Proteus!

 

Technical Details

  • Push pull damping - A special compound has newly been meticulously designed and fabricated to provide total stylus/coil alignment and control. It's non-sensitivity to temperature change keeps the damping coefficient stable and improves tracing accuracy.
  • Twin coils on the cantilever fulcrum - Minimizes dynamic mass and mechanical impedance, enabling instant, accurate reaction to every groove detail, including the ability to handle massive transients without overshoot or break-up.
  • Special alloy core for coil assembly - This increases sensitivity by 35dB, improves signal to noise ratio eliminating a usual source of distortion.
  • Neodymium magnet - Thanks to the much higher induced magnetism of the neodymium magnet in the rear of the double-ring magnets, the coil-turns of the generator have been reduced. It is very helpful to reduce the internal impedance to 1 Ohm, which contributes to the improvement in the solidarity with transparency.
  • Low mass tip - Ogura PA (3 x 30µm) tip shares many of the advantages of this flagship MC cartridge with the Phoenix and Axia. Its function is to reproduce the character of the original recorded sound - not add or subtract its own deficiencies.
  • Anti-resonance cartridge body - The solid cartridge body utilizes both shape and material to create a totally inert environment for the electromagnetic elements. These elements are more effectively insulated from arm, turntable and tracing noises, further reducing any tonal coloration of the music and lessening the illusion of distracting mechanical noises.

PROTEUS – Specifications

physical

Body: aluminium, resonance controlled
Cantilever: 0.3mm solid boron
Stylus: PA (3 x 30µm) solid diamond
Core/Coils: Ultra grade 3S - µ metal square core with 5N silver coils
Magnet: neodymium – front & rear
Weight: 7.8g

 

Electrical

Output Voltage: 0.2mV (3.54cm/s, 1kHz)
Internal Impedance: 1 ohm
Frequency Response: 10Hz – 20kHz +1.5dB; 20kHz – 40kHz +2dB
Channel Separation: > 30dB (200Hz - 1kHz)
Channel Balance: < 0.5dB at 1kHz

Dynamic

Tracking Ability: > 70µm at tracking force 2.0g at 315Hz
Dynamic Compliance: 13 x 10 to the minus 6 cm/dyne

 

Set Up Instructions

Recommended Loading: > 10 ohms
Recommend Tracking force: 2.0 g
Optimum Working Temp: 23º celsius
Break In Period: min. 40 hours