Donatello

The Donatello MC cartridge is our response coming out of our engineering efforts to create the best sounding cartridge of its category. Inserted in its exclusive duraluminium body, it results in an ultra light – only 7 grams – cartridge that can perform at its best on every tonearm. With its beautiful, perfectly damped body, this high-performance cartridge is an ideal companion for any tonearm and turntable matching.

THE NEW ITALIAN MC PHONO CARTRIDGES

The main idea pursued by designing the Donatello MC cartridge was simply to engineer the best sounding cartridge of its category, enabled by a solid machined duraluminium body and light enough to be handled by any tonearm.

After two years of continuous research, the results exceeded our highest expectations. With its sophisticated computer modeling design, the body made of machined duraluminium weighs only 7 grams.

The Donatello is perfectly damped to help the cantilever achieve the best tracking ability. Its high-precision micro elliptical diamond stylus-tip, designed for top audio performances, will let you enjoy even the smallest musical details.

Donatello is available in two models: Gold with a low output level and Red with a high output level to be easily driven by MM phono stages as well.

Type

Gold: MC Low Output Phono Cartridge
Red: MC High Output Phono Cartridge

Output Level

Gold: 0.5mV
Red: 1.8mV

Frequency Response

Gold: 10-40000Hz
Red: 10-35000Hz

Impedance

Gold: 40Ω
Red: 140Ω

Suggested Load

Gold: 470Ω
Red: 47KΩ

Compliance

12×10-6cm/dyne

Channel Separation

> 24dB

Channel Balance

< 1dB

Suggested Tracking Weight

1.8g to 2.1g

Cantilever

Aluminium

Diamond

Micro Elliptical

Coil Wire

Copper

Magnet

Samarium-Cobalt

Mounting Hole Diamond Distance

9mm

Weight

7g

Finishes

Gold: Duraluminium alloy gold with black logo
Red: Duraluminium red with white logo

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