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Gold Note DONATELLO Low output MC Phono Cartridge

Gold Note DONATELLO Low output MC Phono Cartridge


The Donatello MC cartridge is our response coming out of our engineering efforts to create the best sounding cartridge of its category. Inserted in its exclusive duraluminium body, it results in an ultra light – only 7 grams – cartridge that can perform at its best on every tonearm. With its beautiful, perfectly damped body, this high-performance cartridge is an ideal companion for any tonearm and turntable matching.


The main idea pursued by designing the Donatello MC cartridge was simply to engineer the best sounding cartridge of its category, enabled by a solid machined duraluminium body and light enough to be handled by any tonearm.

After two years of continuous research, the results exceeded our highest expectations. With its sophisticated computer modeling design, the body made of machined duraluminium weighs only 7 grams.

The Donatello is perfectly damped to help the cantilever achieve the best tracking ability. Its high-precision micro elliptical diamond stylus-tip, designed for top audio performances, will let you enjoy even the smallest musical details.

Donatello is available in two models: Gold with a low output level and Red with a high output level to be easily driven by MM phono stages as well.


Type Gold: MC Low Output Phono Cartridge
Red: MC High Output Phono Cartridge
Output Level Gold: 0.5mV
Red: 1.8mV
Frequency Response Gold: 10-40000Hz
Red: 10-35000Hz
Impedance Gold: 40Ω
Red: 140Ω
Suggested Load Gold: 470Ω
Red: 47KΩ
Compliance 12×10-6cm/dyne
Channel Separation > 24dB
Channel Balance < 1dB
Suggested Tracking Weight 1.8g to 2.1g
Cantilever Aluminium
Diamond Micro Elliptical
Coil Wire Copper
Magnet Samarium-Cobalt
Mounting Hole Diamond Distance 9mm
Weight 7g
Finishes Gold: Duraluminium alloy gold with black logo
Red: Duraluminium red with white logo


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