Proteus

Mr Seiji Yoshioka’s pioneering spirit and sustained commitment to the perfection of moving coil phono cartridges is represented by his latest and unfathomable flagship model – “THE PROTEUS”

proteusThe Proteus can only be understood in musical and emotional terms; it skilfully weaves it’s spell by interpreting analogue playback with such natural resolution, scale and dimension, that it leaves you lost in the music. It eloquently performs this by revealing the subtle cues and nuances that gives the listener that magical chill of recognition so often inaudible with other cartridges.

The Proteus triumphs at the highest level by almost disappearing and leaving it’s audience with a palpable sense of intensely communicative music. In other words – pure and simple musical enjoyment. 

Testimonials

1c986318deacf4a2c60b17f5c07afe3b…WHAT I WAS HEARING PUT IT UP THERE WITH THE BEST, MOST MUSICALLY INVOLVING CARTRIDGES I’VE HEARD AT ANY PRICE – Michael Fremer, Stereophile. HiFi__Logo_1THE TRANSFIGURATION PROTEUS IS AS GOOD A CONDUIT TO THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC AS ANYONE NEEDS, AND IS WAY BETTER THAN MOST I HAVE EVER HEARD – Jason Kennedy, HiFi + unnamed

Proteus exudes all the qualities you’d expect from a top line cartridge: delicacy, transparency, dynamic resolve and fidelity are all hallmarks of great sounding cartridges—add musicality, a dash of warmth and tone and DK has a new favorite to tap to. Mounted on the Kuzma 4Point, Proteus delivers sonic spectaculars that play well with any kind of musical genre. Cue up Dean Martin’s Dream with Dean for example (Acoustic Sounds) and be in the studio with Dino. What else could you possibly be asking for? A+++++ Read Review

Features

  • Specially designed 5N silver coils increases transparency and natural detail
  • Hard wired internally mini-leads for greater accuracy which provides more of the music
  • Total control over one of the several variables which can adversely influence the Proteus’ ultimate performance
  • Two coils within double ring neodymium magnets
  • No yokes
  • No magnetic irregularities
  • Coils at the crux of the magnet
  • Ultra tight magnet-coil coupling for improved resolution
  • Body design in special aluminium with true control of the frequency

Specifications

Body : aluminium, resonance controlled
Cantilever : 0.3mm solid boron
Stylus : PA (3 x 30µm) solid diamond
Core/coils : Ultra grade 3S – µ metal square core with 5N silver coils
Magnet : neodymium – front & rear
Weight : 7.8g
Output voltage : 0.2mV (3.54cm/s, 1kHz)
Internal impedance : 1 ohm
Frequency response : 10Hz – 20kHz +1.5dB, 20kHz – 40kHz +2dB
Channel separation : 30dB (200Hz – 1kHz)
Channel balance : 0.5dB at 1kHz
Tracking ability : 70µm at tracking force 2.0g at 315Hz
Dynamic compliance : 13 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Recommended loading : 10 ohms
Recommend’ tracking force : 2.0 g
Optimum working tempurature : 23º celsius
Break in period : 30 hours

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