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Gold Note MACHIAVELLI MKII MC Cartridge Red


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MACHIAVELLI MKII Cartridge Available in Red (High Output)

The Machiavelli Red is the new Gold Note high-output MC phono cartridge features easy internal impedance and high gain to enables great sound performance matched with any MM phono preamp or MC phono properly set-up. The Machiavelli Red aluminum alloy light and rigid cantilever handles a high precision Elliptical diamond developed with Adamant-Namiki, the world most famous professional Diamond manufacturer.

The diamond tip is mechanically inserted and blocked into the new cantilever that is consequently handled by a special pipe increases the structure rigidity. The cantilever suspension is made by elastic no deformable harmonic steel spring rigidly blocked to eliminate vibrations enhancing the tracking ability of the cartridge the best. Besides, the increased lighted body of the cartridge, featuring only 10gram mass enables superb vibration control. The thin and long gold-plated pin connectors enable the ideal contact with arm cinches; the good contact unable energy dispersion and better grounding for a more silent music background to reach all minor details listening to the music.

Because the Machiavelli Red 130ohm high internal impedance and 2.0mV output level it can be easily matched with any active phono preamp MM and even correctly set-up MC ones, without Step-Up transformers.
Please Note: to preserve the uniqueness all Machiavelli Red cartridges have the serial number indelibly engraved in the recessed area of the top of the cartridge body.


Machiavelli Red Specs

Typology: MC High Output
Output Level: 0.5mV
Frequency response: 10-40000Hz
Impedance: 40Ω
Suggested load: 470Ω
Compliance: 10×10-6cm/dyne
Channel separation: > 28dB
Suggested tracking weight: 1.8 to 2.1g
Cantilever: Aluminum
Diamond: Micro Elliptical
Diamond Size: 7.5×15.5μm
Coil Wire: Copper
Magnet: Samarium-Cobalt
Mounting hole diamond distance: 9mm
Weight: 10 grams
Body: 7000 Duraluminium alloy



“The new Machiavelli moving coil cartridges feature an “extra rigid cantilever” while the thin and long gold-plated pin connectors are designed to connect “perfectly with arm cinches”, reducing energy dispersion and improving grounding”

-Paul Rigby Machiavelli Mk.II Pair From Gold Note – The Audiophile Man


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