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Item:            AUDIO NOTE-Kondo io phono cartridge
Location:    Inner Melbourne
Price:           $3800
Item Condition: excellent (recently retipped)
Reason for selling: too many cartridges
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct bank deposit only
Extra Info:

An early example of Audio Note-Kondo io mc phono cartridge. 

I purchased this from Japan and had the cartridge checked and retipped by ANA Mighty sound in France.  Retipped with Van del haul stylus.  Damper have been checked and suspension rebuilt.  

 

So this is literally a new cartridge.

Played for about 10 hours for testing since rebuilt.  They are quite rare and hardly come up for sale.  The cost of the rebuilt alone is in excess of $2000.

I have quite a few cartridges so just have to let go some to better home.

 

Output 0.1 mv with 1 ohm impedance so will work with a minimum of x30 step up ratio and high gain phono stage.

 

ANA mighty sound is highly reputable cartridge repairer and builder in France.

Their Sculpture A3 cartridges were used by Thomas Schick, Frank Schroeder in Sibatone (western electric), Vitus and Thrax demo rooms among others in the recent 2019 Munich high end show.

 

Additional info for those interested:

http://anamightysound.com/

 

François from Ana mighty have repaired and rebuilt Koetsu and SPU for me previously.  They are always careful to ensure the original sound signature of the cartridge design are retained, especially for the classics like koetsu and AN/Kondo.


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Reminder to self - THIS is why to need to get a job again!

 

So I can again buy awesome gear like this...

 

A great cart for someone.

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Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, Red MacKay said:

Reminder to self - THIS is why to need to get a job again!

 

So I can again buy awesome gear like this...

 

A great cart for someone.

Nah.  Just rent out your body Red.  Make some decent cash.  I tried it made $50 in an hour. And that was someone telling me to put my cloths back on 😳

Edited by Bill125812

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