Gold Note have redesigned two of their MC cartridges with new ultra light coils to permit a lower output level.

Gold Note say that the Machiavelli series mkII outperforms the previous models though keeps all the main characteristics, which earned the previous version of the Gold Note cartridges several awards.

There are two models in the Machiavelli mkII series, GOLD and RED, the first one with a high precision Line Contact diamond, the second with a Micro- Elliptical diamond. The Machiavelli Series can be matched with any active phono preamp for MM/MC cartridges without the need of a Step-Up transformer.

Gold Note Machiavelli MkII Gold

Typology: MC low output phono cartridge

Output level: 0.4mV

Frequency response: 10-40000Hz

Impedance: 30Ω

Suggested load: 470Ω

Compliance: 10×10-6cm/dyne

Channel separation: > 28dB

Suggested tracking weight: 1.8 to 2.1g

Cantilever: Boron

Diamond: Line Contact

Diamond Size: 5×20μm

Coil Wire: Copper

Magnet: Samarium-Cobalt

Mounting hole diamond distance: 9mm

Weight: 10g

Body: 7050 Duraluminium alloy

Price around €2750

Gold Note Machiavelli MkII Red

Typology: MC High Output Phono Cartridge

Output level: 0.5mV

Frequency response: 10-40000Hz

Impedance: 40Ω

Suggested load: 47KΩ

Compliance: 10×10-6cm/dyne

Channel separation: > 28dB

Suggested tracking weight: 1.8 to 2.1g

Cantilever: Aluminum

Diamond: Micro Elliptical

Diamond size: 7.5×15.5μm

Coil Wire: Copper

Magnet: Samarium-Cobalt

Mounting hole diamond distance: 9mm

Weight: 10g

Body: 7050 Duraluminium alloy

Price around €1590

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