Ikeda Sound Lab 9 TS Moving Coil Cartridge

July 24, 2014

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Panagiotis Karavitis has posted a review of the Ikeda Sound Lab 9 TS Moving Coil cartridge ($2800) at Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions:

“Back in the days of vinyl glory Ikeda and Fidelity Research built reputations for low distortion, natural sounding cartridges. The humble PMC-1 did not make a bad impression playing next to the 9TT and the 9TS and made me realize why so many vinyl enthusiasts go after the more sophisticated FR-7 series. There is a house sound in the Ikeda brand, one with melody preferred over absolute precision and timbre cherished over control. It might sound trite but your entry ticket to the Ikeda sound just got slightly more affordable with the 9TS.”

You can read the full review here.