New Fidelix MC-F1000 Cartridge.

The new Fidelix MC -F1000 direct-coupled MC pickup from Japan (440,000 yen) has a long history dating back to 1990, with the first model CP-VA, which was made in very small batches, and these are still in use. Its basic structure is similar to JVC's MC -L1000. It is a method in which the movement of the needle is directly converted before it passes through the cantilever. The STAX CP -X and CP -Y were identical in structure and resembled the NEUMANN DST62. 


  • MC cartridge with direct coupling
  • Stylus pressure: 1.3g to 1.6g (recommended range)
  • Frequency response: 8Hz-45kHz (test records used AD -1 and TRS -1005)
  • Output voltage 0.18mV 5cm/sec 1kHz lateral
  • Impedance: 6Ω
  • Load impedance: 10 Ω or more, preferably in the G (Giga) Ω range
  • Effective coil diameter 0.8mm (12 turns in 3 layers of 4 turns each with 17μ wire)
  • Weight: 8.4g
  • Height of needle tip:  17mm