For the first time in nearly 40 years, Luxman introduces a new MC cartridge, the LMC-5. Previous cartridges – LMC-1 and LMC-2 – came out in 1981-1982. In developing the new product, Luxman sought to create a head that can accurately follow the path, absorbing the slightest deformation.
It took a long time to design the cartridge, using the same principles that Luxman applies to its amplifiers and other components – including careful listening at every stage. As stated, the result is a cartridge that ideologically develops the character inherent in the LMC-1 and LMC-2 with the help of modern technology.
The needle holder is aluminum, it has a Shibata sharpened diamond needle, which, according to the developers, provides less noise and extracts more information from the recording. The large symmetrically wound spool reduces the difference in sensitivity between the channels – it also helps to reduce the weight of the cartridge. The magnet itself is samarium-cobalt.
|Type||MC (Moving Coil)|
|Internal impedance||4.7 Ω (1 kHz)|
|DC resistance||4.7 Ω|
|Tracking force||2.1 to 2.3 g (2.2 g standard)|
|Output voltage||0.4 mV (1 kHz, 3.54 cm/sec)|
|Frequency responce||10 Hz to 35 kHz|
|Channel separation||28 dB (1 kHz)|
|Channel balance||0.5 dB (1 kHz)|
|Recommended load impedance (when head amplifier connected)||40ohms|
|Recommended load impedance (when step-up transformer connected)||2.5 to 10 ohms|
|Coil inductance||9.5 μH (1 kHz)|
|Radius of curvature at tip||7|
|Cantilever||Di. 0.5 mm aluminum|
|Vertical tracking angle||25|
|Suspension wire||Di. 0.08 SWP-A|
|Coil||30 μm UEW|
|Constituent material of magnetic circuit||Pure iron|
|Terminal||Di. 1.2 mm, White: L (+) / Blue: L (|
|Recommended service temperature range||20 to 27|
|Threaded hole||M2.6 mm|
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