KISEKI - PurpleHeart N.S.
  • KISEKI - PurpleHeart N.S.
  • KISEKI - PurpleHeart N.S.
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KISEKI - PurpleHeart N.S.

A legendary cartridge with a pedigree that spans three continents returns to the marketplace and to audiophiles everywhere, thanks to some fantastic entrepreneurs who believe in the LP!



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The Kiseki PurpleHeart N.S. is a true beauty in every sense. Physically, it is made of rare Purpleheart wood, which turns from brown to a golden purple in direct or indirect sunlight. It sports a boron cantilever the size of a human hair. Though 30mm long, it weighs only 7 grams. Its edges are all right angles which make for easy setup. In addition, its strong .48mV output is a chip shot for all MC step-up devices that exist in the world.

“. . . the Purpleheart N.S. produced a rich, inviting harmonic structure right out of the box . . . Broken in and tracking at 2.5gm, the Purpleheart tracked most everything I threw at it.” - Michael Fremer, Stereophile.


Body: PurpleHeart Wood, 30 mm long

Cantilever: Solid Boron Rod: 0.3 mm diameter

Stylus: 0.12 x 0.12 Nude line-contact diamond, mirror polished

Stylus tip radius: 4 x 120 μm

Vertical Tracking Angle (VTA): 20 degrees

Coilbody: pure iron

Weight: 7 grams

Output voltage: 0.48mV at 5cm/s

Internal impedance: 42 ohms

Frequency response: 20 – 30,000Hz ± 1dB

Channel balance: 0.2dB

Channel Separation: 35dB at 1kHz

Tracking ability at 315Hz at a tracking force of 2.6 grams: 80 μm

Dynamic Compliance: 16 μm/mN

Recommend tracking force: 2.0 – 2.6 grams

Optimum tracking force: 2.46 grams


Data sheet

Cartridge type:
M.C. moving coil
Cartridge body material:
PurpleHeart Wood
Line Contact
Output voltage:
0.48mV at 5cm/s