Machiavelli Mk.II Pair From Gold Note

29th March 2019

The new Machiavelli moving coil cartridges feature an “extra rigid cantilever” while the thin and long gold-plated pin connectors are designed to connect “perfectly with arm cinches”, reducing energy dispersion and improving grounding

Machiavelli Mk.II Pair From Gold Note

The pin connectors, as mentioned in the introduction [above]
You’ll find a “high precision Line Contact diamond” in the Gold Machiavelli model and a Micro Elliptical diamond in the Red model. Both have been developed in collaboration with Ogura the inventor of the Line-Contact diamond shape.

During construction, the diamond tip is mechanically inserted and blocked into a cantilever that is handled by a special pipe to increase the structure rigidity.

Machiavelli Mk.II Pair From Gold Note

Each cartridge features a unique serial number

“The cantilever suspension takes advantage of an elastic and non-deformable harmonic steel spring,” said the company, “rigidly blocked to eliminate vibrations thus enhancing the tracking capability.”


This design features a Boron cantilever, 30 Ohm impedance and 0.4mV output level with a tracking weight range of 1.8 to 2.1g.

Machiavelli Mk.II Pair From Gold Note

The coil wire is made from copper, the magnet from Samarium-Cobalt while the whole thing weighs in at 10g. Price is £2,750 (approx.).


This design includes an aluminium cantilever, 40 Ohm impedance and 0.5mV output but…

Machiavelli Mk.II Pair From Gold Note

…the same 1.8 to 2.1g tracking weight range, wiring, magnet types and weight of 10g. Price is £1,445.

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