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 Palladian MC Cartridge

A recording captures a moment in time.
A single event.
Something that once happened in space and time.
Something that happened once live.

The fact – and sense – that most every recording contains music once created
actually in something we call live is all too often missing when we play back that

When we introduced the aiwon in early winter 2014 we were amazed by its subtle detail, by its ability to recreate tiny, tantalizing details – minor details which so immensely support the emotional impact and the sense of reality in a sonic picture.

Over the next 18 months we experimented with a few samples of the aiwontrying to further fine tune for even more impact in performance.
But it was not before we made subtle changes in some key inherent design
parameters that we entered new ground.

This was the birth of the design which then evolved in the spring of 2016 into the palladian.

The palladian features a hand hammered Timet 1100 Titanium body of
unequalled strength and with an unparalleled ability to transfer energy.
In the palladian we find a strong heart with more energy (coil windings), a body more agile with less inertia (reduced moving mass), featuring further a very special, subtle mix of small measures taken to fine tune each and every parameter of performance allowing for a sonic explosion beyond our expectations and hopes.

The hand hammered body, the quicksilverish shine like a dragon’s skin – The
palladian Timet 1100 body expresses visually its agility, vital dynamic and live-

The palladian brings that spark of live back into the sonic presentation of each
and every recording.
That spark of live – independent whether large or small – that was there when the
performance was once captured.

The palladian is fast, live-like dynamic and breathtaking direct in its color,
immediateness and agility.
An incredible agile, dynamic dancer – a reminiscent of Misha Baryshnikov in his
It is subtle, tender and sublime – yet frightening dynamic, with a sonic punch both
wall-shaking and stunning physical in its impact.

The palladian is.. live ….. in the very best sense and in the true spirit of the

And with the palladian the true spirit of the music is there.

Our statement in phono cartridges ….. our best.

Aiwon MC Cartridge

It is with quite a proud feeling of satisfaction and excitement that we present the aiwon©

(Ancient Greek “the eternal principle of play“).

This is our statement regarding low output moving coil phono cartridge design.

It shares the same general architecture with it’s smaller brother – the aiwon©.

It however displays and incorporates a bundle of different improvements in most vital parts – some easy to spot, some very subtle and hidden – in micro design, material composition, individual fine-tuning and – ultimately … – sonic performance.

The aiwon© is the best example for what improvement is still possible in phono analog front-end sonic performance.

Possible only if all parameters are carefully fine-tuned.

Fine-tuned to thus create much more than the mere sum of the parts.

The aiwon© is “old school” at its very finest.

A sonic performance second to none, – featuring a live-likeness, dynamic contrast, emotion expression and “you are there” character one has to hear to realise what was missing so far – missing in even the very best set-ups.

The aiwon© is carefully handcrafted in Bavaria.

Each aiwon© is handcrafted and carefully fine-tuned to ultimate performance by one person only.

The aiwon© will show you what your audio system is really capable of.

Archon MC Cartridge

The archon© in it’s walnut / leather dedicated presentation box.

The archon time-aligned moving coil phono cartridge is a new design.
Featuring an unique designed uni-body made from a solid block of Timet 1100 – an ultra-strength Titan-alloy. Internal liquid dampening at certain areas provides an unique energy transfer ability to conserve and bring to your ears even the finest and smallest details in sound. Thus enriching the sonic picture with rarely heard inner harmonics and ambiance nuances.

The archon provides a sonic picture which is live-like and tantalising in its openness, vital detailed and rich in its harmonic structure. A very natural, colourful sound – with an outstanding reproduction of human voices and the most realistic timbre. Opening a soundstage which is wide and recreating excellent the recording venue – with organic placement and wide inner dynamics.

The archon is a very-easy-to-mate-with partner for all modern tonearms and an easy match for phono stages.

The archon is an individual numbered limited edition low-output moving coil cartridge assembled and fine-tuned by hand and designed in Bavaria / Germany.

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