Phasemation

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MC cartridgePP-5000

A new flagship MC cartridge that draws out the music’s reality and the artist’s passion

Phasemation started with the P-1 cartridge in 2002, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the brand's founding. To commemorate this anniversary, we have created a new flagship cartridge, the PP-5000, which is a new milestone in the field of cartridges and said to be the origin of the brand.
Based on the knowledge gained through continuous research on cartridges, the PP-5000 has a diamond cantilever to achieve even greater spatial expression, sound image localization, and bass sound playing which is suitable for a flagship cartridge.

Recieved Prizes

Stereo Sound PublishingStereo Sound Grand Prix Grand Prix Award 2022
Ongen PublishingAudio Excellence Award 2023 Special Grand Prize
SEIBUNDO SHINKOSHA PublishingMJ Technology of the Year Analog Components Honorable Mention
ONGAKU NO TOMO SHA COTP. STEREO magazineBest Buy Components 2022 Phono cartridge over ¥500,000 1st Place Year Compo

Main Featurs

Diamond Cantilever Expands The Amount of Information

For the cantilever, we for the first time adopted a diamond cantilever. The amount of information has been expanded by enhancing the propagation speed.

Improved the trackability by reviewing the vibration system

The vibration system, including the damper, has been improved to match the new cantilever. The trackability has been improved for better tracing.

Pursuing the precision of the mounting angle of the natural diamond chip

The stylus tip is made of natural diamond, which is becoming rare to be sold it the market. The mounting angle precision of the stylus tip has been reduced from ±5 deg to ±3 deg for a more accurate tracing capability.

Improved the polishing preciseness for magnetic circuit components

By adding a new polishing process to the permendur yoke of magnetic material to make the magnetic field more uniform, the reproduction of minute signals has been improved and achieved a more spatial expression.

Body structure of a new generation

The stainless-steel base is newly coated with TiN (titanium nitride) to achieve a beautiful golden color as well as corrosion resistance and sufficient hardness. The duralumin cover is coated with DLC, a coating that has earned a reputation from the past. In addition, the new shape of the body controls unwanted vibrations and is suitable for flagship models and has a more direct sound quality.

Specifications

Power Generation Type Moving Coil Type
Impedance
Appropriate needle pressure 1.7 to 2.0g
Output voltage 0.3mV or more (1kHz 50mm/s horizontal direction)
Compliance 8.5μ /mN [8.5x10-6cm/dyne]
Playback frequency range 10Hz to 30kHz
Separation 30dB or better (1kHz)
Channel balance within 1dB (1kHz)
Cantilever Synthetic diamond (0.2mm square)
Stylus tip Natural diamond (line contact / curvature 0.03 x 0.003 mm)
Magnet Samarium cobalt
Magnetic circuit material Permendur
Base Material Machined from stainless steel / TiN treatment
Body Material Duralumin machined / DLC treatment
Body weight 14.3g

*DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) is a generic term for carbon thin films with high hardness and electrical insulation properties similar to diamond, created with a vapor phase synthesis method using ions.