Audio Note IQ-I MM Cartridge

Audio Note IQ-I MM Cartridge


IQ-I Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Developed by Audio Note and manufactured by Goldring, 1he IQ MM range of cartridges is built with premium quality components and offers exceptional tracking, dynamic range and longevity.

All models have a highly rigid yet lightweight body made from Pocon. These feature integral threaded inserts that enable easy installation on the tonearm head-shell and offer a significant improvement over the traditional nut & bolt fixing.

The internal coils in all IQ cartridges are made from extremely fine, high purity, ‘four nines’ copper wire. The suspension is stiffer than usually found on Moving Magnet cartridges, with the cantilevers being made from specially hardened aluminium or from titanium.

The complete stylus assembly is removable, making replacement or upgrade very simple and cost effective: for example, it is possible to start with an IQ-I and eventually replace the stylus assembly with the vastly superior version used in the IQ-III.

AN Level Zero
Cantilever Aluminium
Stylus Gyger II Diamond
Internal Impedance 660 Ohms
Load Impedance 47K Ohms
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20KHz, +/-2dB
Channel Separation 25dB at 1KHz
Sensitivity 6.5mV +/- 1.5dB, 1KHz @5cm/sec
Compliance (Typical) 24mm (horizontal) / 16mm (vertical)
Stylus Pressure 1.5g – 2.5g (1.75g nominal)
Weight 6.3g

* Due to Audio Note (UK)'s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice

NOTE: the IQ range is designed for use with a MM compatible phono stage with input impedance of 47K Ohms. Total capacitance in parallel (including arm lead and amplifier capacitance) should not exceed 200pF. If used with other load resistance and capacitance levels are used, the frequency response of the cartridge may depart from the specified values.

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