EMT Has A Rich History Of Phono Cartridge Innovation

Founded in 1940 by Wilhelm Franz in Berlin Germany, EMT, then called Elektromesstechnik, began life as a manufacturer of test equipment for broadcast technology. 

By 1945 EMT had moved three times to new facilities, and then in 1950 EMT had begun manufacturing turntables, which they sold along with Ortofon phono cartridges.  This experience led them to the next step in the company’s evolution in 1956, when their Gerätewerk Lahr (Equipment Factory Lahr) was established under the direction of Wilhelm Franz’s brother, Walter.

EMT’s model 927 and model 930 broadcast turntables had gained a reputation for their quality of design in construction by 1959.  Because of the demand for these turntables and for compatible phono cartridges, EMT had begun to build up their capacity to manufacture phono cartridges.  They were so successful in this venture that they were building Ortofon cartridges under license in 1959 as well.

In 1960 EMT began development of their soon-to-be successful stereo moving coil pickup, the TSD 15.  This model was used in broadcast studios all over the world, and sold in the tens of thousands of units.  This design was also produced in mono versions, and is one of the best selling phono pickups of all time.

In the years to follow, EMT was on the cutting edge of stylus shape innovation, the use of magnesium cartridge bodies, and they even built some of the best loved Thorens turntables of the 1960s. 

 
 

Today, under the leadership of Micha Huber, EMT Tontechnik is still on the cutting edge of technology, and still very much involved in the manufacture of phono cartridges for both domestic and broadcast use, and has manufacturing facilities in both Turbenthal Switzerland and Mahlberg Germany. 

In addition to a wide selection of high performance phono cartridges and pickups, EMT also offers a high quality phono preamplifier and a moving coil step-up transformer that are perfectly matched to the EMT cartridges and pickups.  They are show below the phono cartridges listings on this web page.

All EMT models feature ALNICO magnets and precision milled bodies.  Along with the standard half-inch mount models, EMT also offers their Tondose “broadcast” models in a selection of both stereo and mono versions.  EMT Tondose pickup heads on milled from a single piece of magnesium and are available with the choice of standard EMT, Ortofon A, and SME connectors.

Coil windings options are available that will reduce the output of the EMT models, as well as factory rebuild and repair services and a trade-in allowance program. 

To learn more about the Tondose models and the other options mentioned above, please contact us at 573-696-3551 or customer_service@audiointelligent.com.

Osage Audio Products is pleased to offer EMT as one of our product lines.  The EMT range of low output moving coil phono cartridges offers excellent performance and reliability at a several price points.  If you have questions about the EMT product line, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.

EMT products are available for purchase by telephone, in our showrooms, and in our Online Store.  Be sure to contact us for product availability before placing your order.

 

Half-Inch Mount Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Models

JSD Novel Gold JSD Novel Titan JSD VM JSD Pure
JSD 5 JSD 6 HSD 006 HMD 025 Mono

 


Model

Output
Voltage
5cm/sec

        Stylus
        Shape

 Internal
  Ohms

Loading
In Ohms

 Weight
In Grams

Compliance

Tracking
  Force
In Grams

Retail Price

JSD Novel Gold

1.00mV

Multi-Radius HP

20 Ohms

100 - 200

    18.0

        12

     2.1

  $7995.00

JSD Novel Titan

1.00mV

Multi-Radius HP

16 Ohms

100 - 200

    16.0

        12

     2.1

  $6995.00

JSD VM

1.05mV

Multi-Radius HP

24 Ohms

200 - 300

    12.0

        12

     2.4

  $5495.00

JSD Pure

1.05mV

Multi-Radius HP

24 Ohms

200 - 300

    10.0

        12

     2.4

  $4495.00

JSD 5

1.05mV

Multi-Radius HP

24 Ohms

200 - 300

    10.0

        12

     2.4

  $3795.00

JSD 6

1.05mV

Super Fine Line HP

24 Ohms

200 - 300

    10.0

        12

     2.4

  $3195.00

HSD 006

1.05mV

Super Fine Line

24 Ohms

200 - 300

    10.0

        12

     2.4

  $1795.00

HMD 025 Mono

1.05mV

Spherical 25

24 Ohms

200 - 300

    10.0

        12

     2.4

  $1695.00

 

EMT 128 Phono Preamplifier

Click here to download the EMT 128 owner’s manual.

Specifications

            Type:  Moving Coil
            Input:  1 Pair RCA
            Input Sensitivity:  1mV
            Output:  1 Pair XLR
            Output Voltage:  1.55 Volts
            Voltage Gain:  64dB Nominal / 70dB Maximum
            Signal To Noise:  >70dB
            Total Harmonic Distortion:  <-40dB
            Mode:  Stereo and Mono Switchable
            Equalization:  RIAA and DIN 78 Switchable
           
Retail Price:  $11,995.00

 

EMT STX 5/10 Moving Coil Transformer

Click here to download the EMT 128 owner’s manual.

Specifications

            Voltage Gain:  14dB (1:5) / 20dB (1:10)
            Transformer Wire:  99.99% Pure Silver
            Core:  Very Low Loss Alloy
            Ground Options:  Center Tap / Floating / Input Cold
           
Retail Price:  $7995.00

 

Osage Audio Products is pleased to offer EMT as one of our product lines.  The EMT range of low output moving coil phono cartridges offers excellent performance and reliability at a several price points.  If you have questions about the EMT product line, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.

EMT products are available for purchase by telephone, in our showrooms, and in our Online Store.  Be sure to contact us for product availability before placing your order.

 


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