X-QUISITE CA MC CARTRIDGE REVIEW IS COMING


Micha Huber is known for his distinguished analog creations and has already proven this with the minimalist and highly refined analog products in the form of turntables and iconic double-tube tonearms. Now he continues his analog legacy with brand new products and company. Huber is a perfectionist, as all his products show, and his latest creation and venture X-quisite is no different! 

The very first glance at a beautiful and meticulously crafted X-quisite X-quisite CA MC pickup system brings excitement. But the magnificent outer shell is only part of the genuine audiophile thrill. The excitement continues with the CA inner heart of the X-quisite, the low output MC inner core, and the unique and patented monoblock ceramic transducer technology. 

This handcrafted micromachine features a coil of pure copper, carefully matched with an advanced aluminum-wood sandwich housing for the most engaging sound characteristics. In addition, each pickup is handmade piece by piece and Micha Huber personally calibrated. Swiss precision at its best! 

As always, here is the initial unpacking high-resolution photo set. Stay tuned for more in due course.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Cantilever and coil body: Monobloc ceramic unit, patented design
  • Coil: Pure copper 4N
  • Diamond shape: Micro ridge
  • Magnet unit: Neodym-Armco, reduced eddy current loss
  • Body: Aluminium-wood
  • Connection: 1/2" – 4pin, gold plated
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°
  • Weight: 14,8g
  • Tracking force: 1,9…2,1g
  • Output voltage: 0,3mV @ 5cm/s
  • Compliance: 12µm/mN
  • Frequency response: 20 - 30‘000Hz
  • FIM disortion: max. 0,2%
  • Impedance: 2x 24Ω
  • Recommended load: 400 - 800Ω