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AVID Ruby Reference Cartridge

AVID Ruby Reference Cartridge

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AVID Reference RUBY MC Cartridge

In a world of super expensive esoteric pickup cartridges, AVID's Reference Ruby is not inexpensive but nowhere near inaccessible.
Not designed to be second best, this cartridge, regardless of cost will sit happily on any turntable and offer a new insight into your record collection.

Employing a 5-axis CNC, the cartridge body is made from aerospace grade aluminium and designed to rigidly couple all internal parts, offering a path for vibration to pass into the tonearm, rather than feeding back to the cantilever assembly, the result being, 'needle-talk' becomes vanishingly low.

This all makes for unflappable groove tracking, reducing distortion and prevents record damage, making all music a pleasure to listen too.

After extensive comparative listening, we decided to use a solid Ruby cantilever. It was actually a total 'no brainer', the improvement in resolution, dynamics, openness, literally everything, left us wondering why others didn't do the same. This even made us question our own judgement, so we evaluated everything again, but so stark were the improvements it made us totally committed to this material.

Super rigid, the longer than usual solid Ruby cantilever leaves no detail overlooked and with less coil windings to reduce cantilever dynamic inertia, subtle details are revealed with breath-taking transparency and allowing lower frequencies to be tight with no loss of controlled.

Stylus design is essential to ensure good tracking and information retrieval and using our solid diamond Micro Ridge profile ensures vanishing low surface noise, further enhancing listening, especially quite passages and classical music.

The design of the body allows for accurate, easy installation and the extending cantilever allows for precise alignment for optimal sound reproduction and a purpose designed stylus guard offers protection whilst not in use.

AVID has gone the extra mile to ensure the Reference Ruby faithfully reproduces what is contained within those precious grooves, so that you can tirelessly explore your record collection and experience music rather than just listen.




: Moving coil

Output Voltage

: 0.32mV

Frequency Response

: 10Hz-50KHz

Channel Separation

: 29dB/1KHz

Channel Balance

: 0.1dB/1KHz

Tracking Force

: 2.0gr (± 0.2gr)


: 8.5x10-6cm/dyne

Internal Impedance

: 4.8Ω/1KHz

Load Impedance

: >100Ω

Cantilever Material

: Solid Ruby

Stylus Profile

: Micro-Ridge

Stylus Material

: Solid Diamond

Contact Radius

: 3µm x 70µm

Net weight

: 9.1gr


: 200 x 180 x 60mm (WxDxH)

Shipping weight

: 1.0Kg (2.2lb)

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Delivery & Returns

Delivery & Returns

We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).

For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.