Transfiguration phono cartridges are “the world’s most musically natural.”

Beginning with the original Transfiguration AF-1in the mid-1980s, designer Seiji Yoshioka has set new standards for clarity, naturalness, and transparency in phono reproduction.  Mr. Yoshioka’s yokeless ring magnet phono cartridge design is truly remarkable and ingenious.

In 1997, Mr. Yoshioka advanced and refined his design by introducing his first double ring magnet design in the Transfiguration Spirit and Esprit models.  This design featured two ring magnets:  one of samarium cobalt in front of the coil, and one of neodymium to the rear of the coil. 

The current series of Transfiguration phono cartridges are a further refinement of Mr. Yoshioka’s designs.  They feature few turns of pure silver coil wire and a permalloy core for even lower electrical resistance.  Other features include solid aluminum bodies and the Ogura solid diamond stylus, as well as a solid boron cantilever. 

All Transfiguration models offer a dynamic compliance and weight that work well with just about any contemporary tonearm. 

The Transfiguration yokeless ring magnet design yields noticeably better timing and pace in the reproduction of music.  It does so by better managing the phase shift common in the sine wave produced by complex musical passages as they are read by the stylus. 

This design feature allows the flow, rhythm, emotion – whatever you want to call it – of the original recorded event to be more faithfully reproduced.  The result is music that sounds “tighter” and more harmonically accurate, and not at the expense of analytical or tuneless sound.

The sound is neither lush not lean, hyper-real nor laid back, dazzlingly colorful nor sterile.  It’s just right.

We at Osage Audio Products are proud to have been chosen as a retailer of Transfiguration phono cartridges.  If you have questions about the Transfiguration product line, or would like to purchase a Transfiguration phono cartridge, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.

Transfiguration phono cartridges are available only by telephone, in our showrooms, or by email.  They are not available in our Online Store.

 

Axia

Specifications:

            Body:  Non-resonant solid aluminum
            Cantilever:  0.3 mm diameter solid boron 
            Stylus:  Ogura PA (3 x 30 µm) solid diamond 
            Core/Coils:  High grade permalloy square core with 5N silver coils
            Magnet:  Front: Samarium cobalt
                            Rear: Neodymium 
            Output Voltage:  0.4mV (3.54 cm/second, 1kHz) 
            Internal Impedance:  4 Ohms
            Recommended Resistive Loading:  > 20 Ohms 
            Frequency Response:  10Hz – 20kHz: +1.5dB; 20kHz – 40kHz: + 2dB 
            Channel Separation:   > 27 dB, 200Hz - 1kHz 
            Channel Balance:  < 0.5dB @ 1 kHz
            Dynamic Tracking Ability:  > 68 µm at a tracking force of 2 grams at 315Hz
            Dynamic Compliance:  12 x 10-6 cm/dyne
            Recommended Tracking Force:  2.0 grams
            Weight:  7.0 Grams

Retail Price:  $2450.00

 

Phoenix

Specifications:

            Body:  Non-resonant solid aluminum
            Cantilever:  0.3 mm diameter solid boron 
            Stylus:  Ogura PA (3 x 30 µm) solid diamond 
            Core/Coils:  High grade permalloy square core with 5N silver coils
            Magnet:  Front: Neodymium
                            Rear: Neodymium 
            Output Voltage:  0.4mV (3.54 cm/second, 1kHz) 
            Internal Impedance:  2 Ohms
            Recommended Resistive Loading:  > 7 Ohms 
            Frequency Response:  10Hz – 20kHz: +1.5dB; 20kHz – 40kHz: + 2dB 
            Channel Separation:   > 27 dB, 200Hz - 1kHz 
            Channel Balance:  < 0.5dB @ 1 kHz
            Dynamic Tracking Ability:  > 70 µm at a tracking force of 2 grams at 315Hz
            Dynamic Compliance:  12 x 10-6 cm/dyne
            Recommended Tracking Force:  2.0 grams
            Weight:  7.8 Grams

Retail Price:  $4250.00

 

Proteus

Specifications:

            Body:  Non-resonant solid aluminum
            Cantilever:  0.3 mm diameter solid boron 
            Stylus:  Ogura PA (3 x 30 µm) solid diamond 
            Core/Coils:  Ultra grade 3S-µ (mu)-metal core assembly with 5N silver coils
            Magnet:  Front: Neodymium
                            Rear: Neodymium 
            Output Voltage:  0.2mV (3.54 cm/second, 1kHz) 
            Internal Impedance:  1 Ohm
            Recommended Resistive Loading:  > 10 Ohms 
            Frequency Response:  10Hz – 20kHz: +1.5dB; 20kHz – 40kHz: + 2dB 
            Channel Separation:   > 30 dB, 200Hz - 1kHz 
            Channel Balance:  < 0.5dB @ 1 kHz
            Dynamic Tracking Ability:  > 70 µm at a tracking force of 2 grams at 315Hz
            Dynamic Compliance:  13 x 10-6 cm/dyne
            Recommended Tracking Force:  2.0 grams
            Weight:  7.8 Grams

Retail Price:  $6000.00


We at Osage Audio Products are proud to have been chosen as a retailer of Transfiguration phono cartridges.  If you have questions about the Transfiguration product line, or would like to purchase a Transfiguration phono cartridge, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.


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