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Pioneer PC-110/II 6,500yen(around the 1976 time)

man-month type cartridge which adopted the aluminum light-alloy pipe cantilever.

The light-alloy pipe cantilever and special diamond needle (0.5mil) of wall thickness 0.6mm of outer diameters phi of 40mm are adopted as vibration system.
Furthermore, in order to prevent the vibration by excessive motions other than a music signal, even the magnet by which the press fit fixture was carried out from the stylus tip forms on a straight line. This suppressed the cross interferencee of a level swing and a perpendicular swing, and little distorted play is realized.

In order to aim at the improvement in a high region property, it is designed so that vibration system can adjust the amount of braking.

Rating of a mode
Form man-month cartridge
Structure Shielding case: Super permalloy
Frame: Injection mold
Needle point 0.5mil diamond
Vibration system effective mass 0.82mg
Using stylus-force span 1.5g-2.5g (proper 2.2g)
Frequency characteristic 15Hz-25kHz±3dB
Channel separation 25dB or more (1kHz)
20dB or more (100Hz - 10kHz)
Output voltage 3.5mV (1kHz, 50 mm/s, RMS)
Output balance Less than (1kHz) 1.5dB
Dynamic compliance 8.5x10 to 6 cm/dyne (OMR, a 100kHz horizontal and a perpendicularity)
Static compliance 20x10 to 6 cm/dyne (OMR)
Output load impedance 3. 4kohm (1kHz)
Load resistance 30kohm- 100kohm (proper 47kohm+ 170pF)
Mounting dimensions Japanese Industrial Standard and EIA specification
Switching needle PN-110/II(2,400yen)
Dimensions The width 18x height 17.6x depth of 31.7mm
Self-weight 5.1g