ZYX Ultimate Exceed Diamond
New Gold-Silver alloy coil wire (G-S)
In the conventional Ultimate series cartridges, there were three coil wire choices – crystal copper, gold and silver. In the new Ultimate Exceed series of cartridges, there are two coil types – crystal copper and gold / silver alloy.
Although the resistance value of the G-S alloy type wire increases due to alloy processing, you can enjoy the unique, delicate, mellow and wide-band sound that combines the merits of gold and silver.
The Ultimate DIAMOND utilizes a State-of-the-Art cantilever design using a square diamond rod (□0.22mm). This creates a cantilever of low mass, the highest rigidity and superior dampening that allows the DIAMOND to track and respond to the most dynamic passage with great accuracy and extremely low resonance. In addition, this light and rigid diamond cantilever provides the quickest sound transmission of any material, allowing the fastest time response of the magnetic circuit.
Lapis lazuli Balancing Weight
A spherical object fixed to the front nose of the cartridge is a balancing weight to accord the sweet spot of the cartridge body and the gravity point of vibration system. Having checked up materials and repeated audio monitoring, a nonmetal Lapis lazuli ball having hardness 5.0, specific gravity 2.5, diameter 8mm, and weight about 1 gram is put in at the most appropriate position to form the best cartridge structure.
The Lapis Lazuli ball has another important merit than centroid control. Due to its composition blended of a few kinds of sodalite having spherical shape, vibrating wave flown from the north pole of the ball is absorbed in the crystal architecture mingled inside, and vibrating wave running down the ball surface is finally cancelled at the south pole of the ball.
Composite Carbon Terminal Board
This world-first hard terminal board has been employed as the terminal board to lock up output terminal pins and statically holds the unit against any sorts of extraneous vibrations.
And besides this terminal board can be grounded to the phono-stage amplifier through the ground line of right channel output.
You must listen the purest sound by eliminated capacitance between 4 terminal pins.
World First C-1000 Carbon Cantilever in Moving Coil Cartridge
The ZYX Ultimate series (100, Airy, 4D, OMEGA, DYNAMIC and ASTRO) use a carbon cantilever for the very first time in a moving coil cartridge. The carbon rod is made from 1000 pieces of composite carbon fiber, hence the name C-1000 carbon cantilever.
This composite carbon fiber is more rigid than aluminum, iron and titanium. In addition, its specific gravity is just half that of boron. Therefore we can be sure that the C-1000 carbon cantilever is the ultimate and ideal cantilever material for analogue record playback.
The carbon cantilever gives us the widest frequency range and a superior tracking performance. A further major benefit is that the mechanical sound signal picked up at the stylus can travel through to the coil in a straight and direct fashion by way of the 1000 pieces of mechanical carbon lines. This ensures that reflected, repeated or modulated mechanical sound signals are completely absent. The overall result is that you will enjoy the finest, most natural, most dynamic and true to source sound that you have ever experienced.
Cartridge Case For REAL STEREO
Item 11,12 and 13 of the vital design points make very complex demand of the body’s electrical properties. Non metallic body which has two kinds of hard material is necessary in order to achieve these properties, and to prevent external disturbances from influencing the generator system and also it prevents eddy currents in the case from effecting the generator output signal and the resonance occuring on the body surfaces.
Super High speed reproduction engine
This circuit is specially processed to null magnetic resistance within magnetic gap, and enables high speed power generation against signals over entire bandwidth straightly without time delay. And besides this circuit can perfectly eliminate any eddy currents remaining at once.
The stylus used Ultimate series has the edges of the diamond shank set parallel to the sides of the cantilever. Using this type of stylus, the hardest axis of the crystal is aligned to act as the contact point with the record groove. This gives stable and smooth tracing and produces a very refined sound, with the additional benefit of giving the stylus an extended life time 2000 hours.
The stylus is of the Micro-ridge type, which was originally developed in Japan and offers the highest performance. The contact radius is always 3μm by the ridge made with 6μm thickness.
Pure 6N OFC Crystal Copper Wire Generator Coils
This perfect crystal copper wire produced by special process, in order to achieve an even sound balance across the entire audible range.
HO:High output Model
|Type||Moving Coil (Dynamic)
“REAL STEREO” Generator System
|Cryogenic Treatment||Temperature: -196 ℃ (-320оF)|
|X:6N Crystal Copper φ 0.035mm
GS:Gold – Silver φ 0.035mm
|Output Voltage||0.24mV (HO:0.48mV) (3.54cm/sec, 1kHz)|
|10 Hz – 100 kHz
20 Hz – 20 kHz
|Channel Separation||＞ 30dB 〔 1kHz 〕|
|Channel Balance||＜ 0.5dB 〔 1kHz 〕|
|Recommended Tracking Force||2.0gm 〔 20 ゜C-25 ゜C 〕|
|Tracking Force Range||1.7gm – 2.5gm|
|Internal Impedance||X:4.0 Ω (HO:8.0 Ω) GS:24.0 Ω|
|Load Impedance||＞ 100Ω|
|Cantilever Material||Natural Diamond□0.22mm|
|Stylus||Micro-Ridge Solid Diamond□0.1mm|
|Contact Radius, Life Time||3μm×60μm, 2000Hour/2.0gm|
|Output Terminals||φ1.25mm K18 Solid Gold 〔EIA〕|
|Terminal Board||Composite Carbon Plate|
|Net Weight||7.9gm(TB2 pre-mounted), 9.1gm(SB2)|