AESTHETIX ABCD-1 MC CARTRIDGE DEMAGNETIZER (Not for use with Moving Magnet Cartridges)
The Aesthetix ABCD-1 MC Cartridge Demagnetizer removes unintended magnetic charge that builds up inside the moving coil generating system thus restoring original performance in a matter of minutes. Moving coil phono cartridges use very strong magnets such as neodymium and samarium cobalt. When the moving coil absorbs some of the magnet's charge, it does not generate the minute variances it once produced as it moved within the magnetic field of the phono cartridge thus resulting in decreased dynamics and definition.
Demagnetizing your moving coil cartridge with the Aesthetix ABCD-1 recovers the dynamics, harmonic opulence and emotion of your favorite records and LPs as it prolongs the life of your phono cartridge. The Aesthetix ABCD-1 is battery powered for ease of use and worldwide operation.
"I used the Aesthetix [ABCD-1] MC Demagnetizer throughout the listening session. Like other well-designed cartridge demagnetizing devices, it ramps up, holds, and then ramps down a low-distortion, high-energy sinewave. It's very reasonably priced and works as well as more expensive models!"
- Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Vol. 25 No. 7