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    High output, high performance, high longevity.

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    Le Son SL1 MC Cartridge

    FEATURES


    LINE CONTACT STYLUS



    Discover the precision of the SL1’s nude hyper-elliptical stylus. This stylus design, a pioneer in the ‘line contact’ family, offers an expansive contact area with the record grooves.

    Unlike conical or elliptical shapes, the hyper-elliptical stylus ensures a more intimate and precise interaction with every groove, enhancing your listening experience with remarkable clarity and detail.


    DL 103 COnical vs Hyper Elliptical Stylus

    Upgrade to a hyper-elliptical stylus and experience the transformation:

    1. Enhanced high-frequency response brings a new level of sound vibrancy.

    2. Enjoy a longer stylus lifespan for sustained audio quality.

    3. Reduced groove wear means your cherished records stay in pristine condition longer.

    TITANIUM CANTILEVER


    Hyper Elliptical Stylus Le Son SL1 MC Cartridge

    Experience the precision of the SL1’s titanium alloy cantilever:

    1. Titanium, the perfect balance between aluminum and ceramics, offers excellent transient pickup from record grooves. This means you will hear details in your music like never before.

    2. Its exceptional sturdiness also allows for manual needle drops without the risk of damage.

    EBONY WOOD SOCKET


    Le Son SL1 MC Cartridge for Technics 1200

    Crafted for acoustic excellence, the SL1’s socket is precision-machined from a block of ebony wood and meticulously hand-sanded.

    Ebony is specifically chosen for its ability to soften high-frequency sharpness while keeping bass with depth and tightness, ensuring a harmonious and rich audio experience.

    FULL COMPATIBILITY WITH TECHNICS SL-1200s



    Compliance & Weight:

    The SL1 MC Cartridge is expertly matched to the effective mass of the Technics SL-1200 tonearm for optimal performance.


    Height:

    With a height of 17mm, the SL1 achieves perfect Vertical Tracking Angle (VTA) when the Technics SL-1200 tonearm is set to zero.


    Socket Design:

    Its wood socket design allows for versatile alignment methods with the Technics SL-1200 headshell, including Baerwald alignment. Installation is hassle-free with 2 bolts – no nuts needed.

    LE SON SL1 MC CARTRIDGE

    SPECIFICATIONS


    PHYSICAL
    • Cartridge Type: Moving Coil (Stereo)
    • Stylus: Nude Diamond, Hyper-Elliptical Shape
    • Cantilever: Titanium Alloy Tube
    • Coil: 5N Copper
    • Weight: 6.2 grams

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    ELECTRICAL
    • Output Voltage: 1.9mV at 5cm/s
    • Frequency Response: 15 – 35,000Hz
    • Channel Separation: Better than 25dB at 1kHz
    • Channel Balance: Better than 0.5dB

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    DYNAMIC
    • Dynamic Compliance: 15μm/Dyne at 10Hz

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    SETUP
    • Recommended Loading: 47 kOhms (MM preamplifier)
    • Recommended Vertical Tracking Force (VTF): 2.0 – 3.0 grams
    • Reference Vertical Tracking Force (VTF): 2.5 grams
    • Recommended Tone Arm Mass: Medium
    • Break-in Period: 30 hours

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    ACCESSORIES
    • 1 x Stylus Brush
    • 2 x Short Mounting Screws & Washers
    • 2 x Long Mounting Screws & Washers

    EXPERT SUPPORT INCLUDED



    We believe that exceptional audio experiences go beyond just the product; they include the support you receive. This is why, with every SL1 cartridge, we offer dedicated online support to ensure seamless integration into your audio system. Our customer support covers:

    Guided Installation: Step-by-step assistance in installing and aligning the cartridge on your headshell.

    Personalized Setup Recommendations: Expert advice on setting the optimal Vertical Tracking Force (VTF), Vertical Tracking Angle (VTA), and Antiskating for your tonearm.

    Phono Preamplifier Configuration: Guidance in configuring your phono preamplifier for optimal performance.

    With these support offerings, you can rest assured that your SL1 will be perfectly attuned to your system, delivering the best possible sound experience right from the start.

    RISK-FREE TRIAL



    We are committed to ensuring that you are completely satisfied with your SL1 cartridge. This is why we offer a 60 days money-back guarantee, giving you ample time to experience the cartridge in your own system.

    This period allows you to fully appreciate the difference the SL1 makes and ensures it is the perfect fit for your system. For more information on the return process, please refer to section 5 of our General Terms & Conditions.

    Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind and the assurance of a risk-free trial.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


    • Is there a warranty for the SL1 MC Cartridge?
    • With which turntables or tonearms can I use the SL1 MC Cartridge?
    • Can the SL1 MC Cartridge be retipped?
    Is there a warranty for the SL1 MC Cartridge?

    We stand behind the quality and performance of the SL1, and to demonstrate our commitment, we offer a comprehensive 1-year warranty. This warranty begins from the moment you receive your package, ensuring you are covered from the very start.

    For complete details and conditions of the warranty, we invite you to review our General Terms & Conditions. Our aim is to provide you with not just an exceptional product, but also the peace of mind that comes with knowing your investment is protected.

    With which turntables or tonearms can I use the SL1 MC Cartridge?

    Every turntable setup has its unique characteristics, and understanding these is crucial for achieving the best sound. The interaction between the cartridge and tonearm creates a specific resonance frequency, shaped by two main factors: the ‘springiness’ of the cartridge, known as compliance, and the effective weight of the tonearm.

    In an ideal setup, this resonant frequency should fall between 8Hz and 11Hz to ensure optimal performance. The SL1 MC Cartridge, with its compliance of 15μm/mN, is designed to pair seamlessly with medium mass tonearms, which are commonly found in most turntables. Not sure if your turntable fits this category? Don’t worry. Our team is here to assist you. Contact us, and we’ll help verify the compatibility of your setup, ensuring that the SL1 integrates flawlessly with your system.

    Can the SL1 MC Cartridge be retipped?

    We understand that over time, even the highest quality stylus may require retipping. That’s why we offer a retipping service for the SL1 Cartridge at a very competitive price, ensuring your cartridge continues to deliver exceptional audio quality.

    When you feel it’s time for a retipping, simply reach out to us. We will provide you with all the necessary information and guide you through the process, making it as smooth and straightforward as possible. Our goal is to ensure your SL1 remains a vital part of your audio setup for years to come.


    If there is anything else you would like to know or if you need further assistance, feel free to CONTACT US.

    Our team is dedicated to providing you with timely and helpful responses, usually within 24 hours. We are always here to ensure your experience with the SL1 is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.