18. June 2013 · Write a comment · Categories: Hifi News · Tags:

Oswalds Mill Audio (OMA) have launched a graphite headshell which the company believes may be the first of its kindgraphite_headshell-1465 in the world. Other companies have made headshells out of exotic carbon fibre and graphite compounds – these are composed of graphite particles or carbon fibres, in a matrix of resins.

OMA has carved a headshell out of true crystalline graphite, the hardest and most durable form of graphite, which is composed of a lattice of graphite crystals.

OMA developed the graphite headshell using the same type of graphite from which their turntable mat is made, but a harder, higher density grade.

The headshell is a single piece of graphite, with no joints. OMA say that graphite is unparalleled at damping resonances and vibrations, allowing the cartridge to track the groove with minimal interference. OFC leads are included, along with a variety of mounting hardware. Azimuth is fully adjustable via a set screw accessed from the top of the headshell.

Weight (with cartridge leads but without screws) 12.65 grams.

Price – $350


Sponsorship button

Read More Posts Like This

  • Birch Audio

    Birch Audio are a new company based in Omaha, Nebraska and have very clear aims in the manufacture of their loudspeakers  - "To make exceptional minimalist audio equipment". To this end the company currently produces The Raven, The Robin, The Falcon and the Finch loudspeakers. In all their models they use Birch Ply and wideband drivers negating the need for…

  • Diesis Audio at HiFi Deluxe Munich

    Diesis Audio is teaming up with Acrolink and HORO for the HiFi Deluxe show in Munich May 15th to May 17th. In Studio 5, the HORO Arte Turntable will spin the tunes using exclusive boutique Cables from Acrolink. The three systems on show will include Caput Mundi, Aura, Ludos Loudspeakers and the company’s integrated amplifier, Evento 20-11. The newest Young DSD DAC  from M2Tech will take care of…

  • Magna Audio

    We got a message from Surrey based Magna Audio to tell Hifi Pig they are now offering a range of bespoke products and services. Their range of services includes making Tannoy GRF-R and GRF-R reduced footprint version replica speaker cabinets from top quality Scandanavian ply with choices of finish and with crossover customisations being available too. For those of you…

You must be logged in to leave a reply.