The world’s first and only “Tunable” and "Customizable" phono cartridge
We are proud to introduce to the audiophile market our first product, the Audio MusiKraft shell system based on the legendary Denon DL103 and 103R phono cartridges. A modification to the original cartridge is required as our shell system replaces the standard plastic casing. Our shell was designed by Stefan Figiel and Richard Quirion, longtime vinyl aficionados. Years of research and development were invested, during that period many prototypes were auditioned and voiced. The present shell is the culmination of all this work and offers many advantages in ways of bringing the Denon 103 to a higher level of performance, along with personalizing the sound and looks to one's tastes. When liberated from its plastic casing and merged to our shell, you will be able to hear the full potential of the classic Denon cartridge.
Features and Innovations
- Material combinations on the same housing (metal and wood)
- Precise machining (strict ± 0.001" tolerance)
- Straightforward and quick phono cartridge installation
- Unique lightweight magnesium shell model
- Four (4) metal materials offered
- Interchangeable wood inserts to combine tonality and/or aesthetics (24 available species in the web shop, but 70 more exotics available upon request)
- Three (3) fine tuning micro-screws for voicing
- Five (5) different geometric positions for overhang adjustment
- Simplified front and lateral reference alignment
- Quick interchangeability and assembly
- Reusable shell
Audio MusiKraft shells are presently offered in four materials:
- Aluminum (clear and champagne anodized)
- Lithium (hand polished)
- Magnesium (chemical conversion coated)
- Bronze (gold plated or patinated)
For questions and answers regarding to help you choose among the available motor models and alloys, please refer to our Frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.
All our models are fully customizable; refer to the respective product descriptions for the available options.
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