DaVinciAudio Labs: Gold-Plated MC Cartridge Experiences a ‘High’ (ish)

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Paul Rigby writes .....

The ultra high-end, gold plated Grandezza now has sister model to share its limelight in the form of a slightly higher output model

DaVinciAudio Labs’ Grand Reference Grandezza MC Cartridge is one of the more serious cartridge contenders currently on the market and is priced around the $8k-$10k figure. Designed by DaVinci’s Peter Brem, the company produced every aspect of the cartridge except for the samarium-cobalt magnetic engine, which is supplied by the Swiss company, Benz Micro.

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The design offers a hefty, gold-plated body. Inside that is a ‘nude’ stylus and magnetic engine.

The very low impedance of less than 3 Ohms is matched by the very low output of just 0.17mV. This has caused a few issues because it reduces the choice of phono amplifier to those who can stoop so low.

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The company has now agreed to produce a slightly higher output model that hits the heady heights of 0.26mV with an impedance of 3.5 Ohm.

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