The Vessel cartridge upgrade set for Fluance RT-80 (RT80) turntable

The Vessel cartridge upgrade set for Fluance RT-80 (RT80) turntable

"LP Gear's The Vessel A3SE cartridge is an absolute world-beater at $99. To say I was wowed is a huge understatement, and I very clearly preferred The Vessel A3SE to a lot of $400 cartridges I have tried before. The presentation is slightly forward in perspective, with sound that is silky-smooth, rich, clean, precise and detailed, with beautiful tonality from deepest bass to highest treble. The superlatives just flow when describing it, just as beautiful music flows from this exceptional cartridge." - Don Lindich, Sound Advice Q&A Newspaper Column"1

LP GEAR® Ultimate ½ inch mount headshell
Precision 2.5 mm special Duralumin for strength and low resonance
SOAR HD5 headshell wires for exceptional sound quality
Aligned length ∼52 mm for use with many tonearms
Alignment adjustable for extra precision and compatibility
Free alignment protractor
15.6g weight with mounted The Vessel A3SE cartridge


The Vessel cartridge upgrade set for Fluance RT-80 (RT80) turntable


Product Info

- Significantly upgrades sound quality above and beyond the factory installed AT91 cartridge

The Vessel A3SE is a wonderfully disruptive cartridge. Its exquisite, organic and natural Full Spectra Sound significantly lifts the Fluance RT80's sound quality above and beyond the factory installed AT91 cartridge. The beautiful, natural tonal balance, richly harmonic presentation and spatial resolution convey sentience™ — the human element, tension and energy beyond hearing, beyond listening ensconced in the grooves of your vinyl. It's more than just the sound, The Vessel cartridge communicates the emotional energy in the groove. You'll hear it, feel it and experience it. The A3SE features a beautifully-made Super Elliptical diamond and uprated parts and materials handcrafted in Japan. Upgrading is as simple as swapping the stylus.

The Vessel A3SE Cartridge Specifications
- Type: Moving Magnet
- Frequency range: 20-25,000 Hz
- Output voltage @ 1kHz: 3.0 mV
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: <1.5dB
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: 22dB
- Dynamic compliance (100Hz): 8 × 10-6 cm/dyne
- Tracking ability at 2.0g : 60 µm
- Cantilever: Special type aluminum pipe
- Stylus type: Super elliptical
- Stylus tip radius: 7.6µm × 15.5µm
- Tracking force: 2.0 g
- Internal impedance @ 1kHz: 670 ohms
- Internal inductance: 270 mH
- Recommended load resistance: 47 kOhm
- Recommended load capacitance: 100-300pF
- Cartridge color, body/stylus: Black/Gold/Sky Blue
- Weight: 6.0 g
- Mounting hardware included: 4 × Screws, 2 × Nuts
- Stylus replacement: A3SE stylus


Footnote 1: Don Lindich, "Sound Advice Q&A Newspaper Column", Sound Advice, February 3, 2017.
Footnote 2: Ibid.
Footnote 3: HiFi Guy, LP Gear "Vessel" Cartridges.
Footnote 4: Customer e-mail Feb 12, 2017.

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