Axia S

axiaThe Axia S may well impress and surprise the music lover’s first foray into the world of Transfiguration – moving coil cartridges. The design reveals a coherently musical and natural presentation, setting it apart from many exaggerated “Hi-Fi” interpreters. Its ability to recreate musically correct timing facilitates a seamless and exacting rendition, together with an effortless and flowing accuracy of timbre, convincing depth and authenticity of every note’s acoustic ebb.


hifi-World-3001Highly recommended and will, I am sure, provide many hours of listening pleasure – Tony Bolton, HiFi World


Utilising a double ring magnet for a moving coil cartridge has enabled six unique design improvements.

  • Two coils within double ring magnets – front : samarium cobalt – rear: neodymium
  • No yokes
  • No magnetic irregularities
  • Coils at the crux of the magnetic focus
  • Intimate coil/magnet coupling
  • Resonance – free body design


Body : Solid aluminium, non-resonant with deeply cut away sides
Cantilever : 0.3mm Æ solid boron
Stylus : Ogura PA (3 x 30mm) solid diamond
Core/coils : High grade permalloy square core & 4N silver coils
Magnetic material : Samarium cobolt – front, Neodymium – rear.
Weight : 7g
Output voltage : 0.4mV (3.54cm/s – 1kHz)
Internal impedance : 4 ohms
Frequency response : 10Hz – 20kHz + 1.5dB 20kHz – 40kHz + 2dB
Channel separation : > 27dB (200Hz – 1kHz)
Channel balance : < 0.5dB at 1kHz
Tracking ability : >68µm at a tracking force of 1.8g at 315Hz.
Recommended loading : >7 ohms
Recommended tracking force : 2.0g
Break in period : 30 hours

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