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Cartridge cantare transrotor

Cartridge cantare transrotor

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The Transrotor Cantare is really excellent and has nothing to envy to its cousins!

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The Transrotor Cantare is a serious competitor to other manufacturers in this price range where you can find almost exclusively products such as Audio Technica, Denon, Ortofon and Goldring who have been making cartridges for over 50 years.


The Transrotor Cantare, which connoisseurs will easily identify as a representative of Goldring's Eroica series. 

The normal Eroica uses a Gyger II cut diamond, while the Cantare, made exclusively for Transrotor, has a so-called harmonic cut. 

A Line-Contact cut carefully polished by the Japanese gemstone cutter Ogura.

The harmonic diamond is located at the end of a rather short aluminium needle holder, which protrudes from a very light (5.3 g) plastic case (Pocan). The Cantare is optimised with regard to the weight of the system and the flexibility of the needle (18 m/mN) for use in medium-weight tone arms.

Sonically, the Transrotor Cantare presents itself as a neutral but precise cell. This means, of course, in the first place that it is not noticeable by exaggerations. This does not mean that it is boring or too soft. The cantata can very well reproduce the strong attacks of a piano with good dynamics, without being overdone, even if the sound itself is not as transparent as the merlo reference

In the same price range as the Cantare, Transrotor offers the Uccello Reference, a moving magnet system also equipped with a harmonic diamond and also manufactured by Goldring. 

The two cartridges are very similar tonally, although the Cantare has a slightly more precise and concise sound image.

If you have to make a choice, I would recommend the Uccello reference if you have an MM phono amplifier, but if you have a suitable MC preamplifier, I would recommend the Cantare, which will give you more precision, even if you don't have a turntable.

Features :

Transducer :

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 30 kHz ± 2 dB
  • Channel balance: 2 dB max. at 1 kHz
  • Channel separation: 25 dB min. at 1 kHz
  • Output voltage: 0.5 mV ± 1 dB at 1 kHz
  • Diamond flexibility: 18 mm/N
  • Diamond weight: 0.20 mg
  • Reading angle: 24º.
  • Diamond grinding : Harmonic
  • Diamond type : Non-replaceable

Electrical characteristics:

  • Termination resistance: 100 kΩ
  • Load capacity: 100 - 500 pF
  • Self-inductance: 12 μH
  • Intrinsic resistance: 8 Ω

Mechanical characteristics:

  • Bearing force: 1.5 - 2 g (Nominal: 1.7 g)
  • Mounting holes: 12.7 mm (0.5 in)
  • Cell weight: 5.5 g

Cartridge Transrotor MC Cantare

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