Darius Valiunas' field coil MC cartridge


A very unique Darius Valiunas' air core direct couple field coil MC cartridge. Valiunas is a long time DST cartridge connoisseur and and very experienced cartridges repair expert. Below is more info...

Darius Valiunas Standart MC cartridges are wired on the iron carcass, but that iron influences Eddy Current. That stops coil movement on big amplitudes, so we hear a compressed sound. There is another type of cartridges[air core ones]that have no problem with Eddy Current, but they have the poor bass respond. Therefore the front coils make big movement amplitude, bass from these air-core cartridges is good. The magnetic field from electromagnet is very stable and it creates good dynamics on bass respond. When you are listening to the field coil cartridge, you never get tired of its sound. Music intonations are undistorted, and they are like from the master tape. The shape of the coils and field are constructed in the way to keep linearity on warped, uncentered vinyl. These cartridges will never be mass-produced, but it is always possible to make an order individually.