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Order Number: 420-001-99

HS-1A. African black Ebony wood head shell. 
  • The wood is from Japanese NOS supplies. 
  • External size in mm:  18 (W) 50 (L) 18 (H)
  • Weight: 10.4 grams. incl. screws. 
  • Anti Magnetic, gold plated bronze screw set included, for all size cartridges.
  • Standard Cable Set included, with 24k gold plated bronze contacts.
  • Lift handle:  Gold plated bronze. 
  • All non-magnetic metals 

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Order Number: 420-002-17
HS-1A-S. African black Ebony wood head shell. 
  • This is the same head shell as HS-1A, only it has mounted the special YR-01 wire set.
  • See description or YR-01 wire set, some lines below here



Order Number: 420-003-39

HS-2  Japanese "ASADA Process" treated Cherry wood
  • External size in mm:  18 (W) 50 (L) 18 (H)
  • Weight: 10.2 grams.  incl. screws. 
  • Anti Magnetic, gold plated bronze screw set included, for all size cartridges.
  • Lift handle:  Gold plated bronze.
  • All non-magnetic metals
  • Standard Cable Set included, with 24k gold plated bronze contacts.
How to mount the head-shell


 


Order Number: 420-018-33
HS-3  Japanese"Tsuge" wood, from Bux plant.
  • Old (NOS) wood is used here. English: Boxwood. / Deutsch: Buxholz.
  • This wood is used from instruments See also: www.boxwood.org
  • External size in mm:  18 (W) 50 (L) 18 (H)
  • Weight: 8.2 grams.  incl. screws. 
  • Anti Magnetic, gold plated bronze screw set included, for all size cartridges.
  • Lift handle:  Gold plated bronze.
  • All non-magnetic metals
  • Standard Cable Set included, with 24k gold plated bronze contacts.
How to mount the head-shell



Order Number: 320-005-97

YR-01. Upgrade Cables for Head Shell / and or Cartridge.

  • These connectors are made  from bronze,  gold plated. The wires are silver plated,  TEFLON isolated. Designed for connecting  the CARTRIDGE YC-02  to non-Yamamoto Head shells. The diameter to connect to the head shell is 1.0mm.   The diameter to connect to the cartridge is 1.2mm.  Do not reverse wires, or the 1.0mm connector will damage. 
  • For doing your own tuning, you can solder out the original Teflon wires, and replace them by your own choice of wire. 
  • When using Yamamoto Head shells.,  there is also set of wires with the head shell You can choose to use either set of wires. 
  • OFC Wire, 6N copper wire (99.9999%) pure, oxygen free.



Order Number: 320-064-91

BT-01. Titanium Upgrade Screw Set for Head Shells.

  • Made from special alloy Titanium, same as is used for diaphragm of horn drivers
  • Mostly recommended in combination for HS-3, but also for other Head shells.
  • 2.6mm screws
  • Nuts are from Gold plated brass.
  • 4 lengths are supplied in one package, so you will be able to mount any cartridge.



Order Number: 420-019-80
YC-03S Moving Coil Cartridge from black African Ebony wood

MC system is made by Yamamoto for high output voltage at low impedance. 

  • Connection wires YR-01 included (See next product)
  • Output voltage: 0.25mV (1kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
  • Channel separation: 25dB over (1kHz)
  • Channel balance: the 1dB following (1kHz)
  • Cantilever: 0.26mm diameter solid boron
  • Stylus tip: Line Contact Needle
  • Source Impedance: 1.2 ohm
  • Compliance: 7x10-6 cm/dyn 
  • Needle pressure: 1.2  to 2.0g
  • Cartridge Weight 8 gram
  • Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • External Size in mm:  18(W),  30(L),  15(H) 
  • We offer needle Exchange service.



Order Number: 420-020-90
YC-03M Moving Coil Cartridge from black Box wood

MC system is made by Yamamoto for high output voltage at low impedance. 

MONO Cartridge

  • Connection wires YR-01 included (See next product)
  • Output voltage: 0.25mV (1kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
  • Channel separation: 25dB over (1kHz)
  • Channel balance: the 1dB following (1kHz)
  • Cantilever: 0.5mm diameter, aluminum pipe
  • Stylus tip: Round Needle
  • Source Impedance: 1.2 ohm
  • Compliance: 7x10-6 cm/dyn 
  • Needle pressure: 1.5g  to 2.5g
  • Cartridge Weight 6.7 gram
  • Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • External Size in mm:  18(W),  30(L),  15(H)
  • We offer needle Exchange service.



Order Number: 420-023-90

Record Clamp. Yamamoto AL-02.

Machined in solid Bronze, with a plating also known as "smoked silver".

A record has very low weight, laying loose on the platter, and most records are not even fully flat. The needle plays in the groove, at at this point, forces divide equally in two directions. The force which the groove puts on the needle is equal to the force the needle puts on the groove. This force is very large actually, and it makes the record produce a mechanical noise, equal to the music.

For this reason, a record player has a heavy platter, with a damping kind of coverage. However this doesn't bring much if the record lays loose on the platter. Suppose you listen to a tone, coming from a guitar string. It will be reproduced will by the cartridge of course. However the tone from the needle will also find it's way through the record vinyl itself, and after some reflections against the edges, reach the needle a second time, and more times, each with small time delay. Also, harmonics are generated that way. The effect is similar to unwanted room reflections. Since the effect is not so extreme, a person will not hear this directly as reflections. However the human ear will get tired from this sooner. If you ever heard the difference of a listening room with hard walls and a hard floor, and the same room with damping materials, you will know the effect. Sound doesn't change, but you can hear it longer, and not get tired.

So the record clamp is not so much a clamp, it is a necessary element to minimize acoustical resonances and reflections inside the record body, any by this greatly improve the sound. You are listening only to the sound that is produced by the groove, needle, and no longer to reflections and resonances is a loose laying record.




Order Number: 420-024-69


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AL-02. Hydraulic Arm lift

AL-2 is the arm lifter unit which uses a large-sized oil pressure cylinder 16mm in diameter. The African blackwood was used as the sleeve of an attachment part. An arm can be smoothly taken up and down by operating a larger lever. When raising a lifter, it moves up in a short time. When moving down, it moves slowly by oil damping, in this way positioning the needle gently on the record. It is not attached to the tone arm directly, but the arm rests on it. If you ever damaged a record by hand, you must consider using this arm lift. Besides needle damage can occur if you lift by hand.

AL-2 lifter unit can be combined with almost all players possible. Refer to the drawing on the left for use instructions.

 

AL-2 Dimensions:

  • Oil pressure cylinder : 16mm in diameter.
  • Diameter of a bottom of a stand section :38mm
  • The length of a lever : 58mm,
  • Whole height when raising a lever : 60mm,
  • Arm rest part length : 33mm
  • Amount of lifts : Height of about 3mm
  • Lift part : The bottom to 38-53mm adjustment is possible

Attention : The sleeve part of this product is made of wood. Please be careful not to tighten a cylinder fixed screw too much.

 




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