Acutex M312III STR phono cartridge

Acutex M312III STR phono cartridge

"My memory of how sweet this cartridge was may be clouded by time, but as I recall this was the most musical of any I have ever owned." 1


Acutex M312III STR phono cartridge

Product Info


The Acutex M312IIISTR cartridge is the top model within the Acutex International Cartridge series manufactured by Nippon Azden. It uses a novel and patented Induced Magnet system with three poles designed to fix the stylus pivot point and reduce crosstalk and distortion. This along with the STR stylus provides rich tonality, outstandingly clear channel separation, and superior resolution of harmonic detail, verve and depth.

Acutex M312IISTR Cartridge Specifications:
Tonearm mount: 1/2 inch or 12.7 mm
Type: Tri Pole Induced Magnet
Output voltage at 1kHz, 5 cm/sec: 4.0 mV
Frequency response: 20 - 35,000 Hz
Impedance: 2.7 kΩ at 1 kHz
DC resistance: 610Ω
Load impedance: 30 - 100 kΩ
Channel separation: 30 dB at 1 kHz / 27 db at 10 kHz
Output balance at 1 kHz: within 1.0 dB
Tracking force range: 0.9 - 1.9 g
Compliance: 24 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Stylus: Symmetrical Tri-Radial (STR)
Cantilever: Special aluminum alloy
Dimensions: 17.5(H) × 17(W) × 29.0(D) mm
Weight: 6.2 g
Color of body: Gray
Stylus replacement: N-312 III STR, Red color
Accessories included: 6 screws, 4 nuts, 2 washers, 1 screwdriver, 1 brush

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Footnote 1: "ACUTEX M312 III STR Phono Cartridge", Pink Fish Media. Music and audio discussion of M312 III STR.

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