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Pioneer PC-330
9,000yen(around the 1973 time)

man-month type cartridge which aimed at the modification of a property by realizing vibration system of a low-mass.

The diamond stylus of a light-alloy pipe cantilever with a 0.5mm of outer-diameters wall thickness of 40micro and the titanium base was combined, and vibration system of the low-mass of 0.6mg is realized.

Since perpendicularly sufficient compliance is given, distortion of the rear component of matrix 4ch with a large perpendicular swing is reduced.

Rating of a mode
Form man-month cartridge
Structure Interior: Super permalloy shielding
Exterior: Injection mold
Needle point 0.5mil
Vibration system effective mass 0.60mg
Using stylus-force span 1.4g-2.0g (proper 1.7g)
Frequency characteristic 10Hz-28kHz±3dB
Channel separation 25dB or more (1kHz)
20dB or more (100Hz - 15kHz)
Output voltage 3mV (1kHz, 50 mm/s)
Output balance Less than (1kHz) 1dB
Dynamic compliance 12x10 to 6 cm/dyne (100kHz is horizontal and vertical)
Static compliance 25x10 to 6 cm/dyne
Perpendicular tracking angle 18 degrees
Output load impedance 2kohms (1kHz)
Load resistance 30kohm - 100kohm
Mounting dimensions Japanese Industrial Standard and EIA specification
Switching needle PN-330(2,800yen)
Dimensions The width 18x height 17.5x depth of 31.7mm
Self-weight 5.1g