The new generation MM cartridge
Vasari’s innovative design is the result of a long research and development phase to create a high-performance MM cartridge. The body is made from a single machined piece of solid aluminium 7000 alloy to ensure high damping power and assisted by an ultra-light aluminium cantilever – inserted directly into the body to minimize any unwanted vibration – so that Vasari can extract even the finest details from the vinyl groove.
The new Vasari Shibata, thanks to the peculiar shape of its stylus designed by Mr Shibata in the 70s – basically an evolution of the elliptical shape with extra special cuts on one end creating a hybrid asymmetrical shape – allows an incredible increase of surface area contact whilst a significant reduction of total pressure into the vinyl groove. The result is that the Vasari Shibata can produce a nearly perfect playback reaching all areas of the vinyl groove but reducing the wear of both the record and the diamond.
Vasari is also available in the Gold model, with a Duralluminio body, and in the Red one, made with a special ultra-damping photopolymer resin. All of the Vasari models have an output level of 4mV.