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Materials


Q1. Why did you choose wood for cartridge cases?  

 

Firstly, there is one point to be clarified in advance that I am not making cartridge cases with „some“ pieces of wood but only with the varieties of tone wood which are intended for instrument making.  

Anyway, at the very beginning, it was quite naive of me to choose wood simply because I was willing to make something important. Then again, it was quite natural for me because at that time, for me the most important thing was my guitar. I naturally had special interests, even a little bit prior knowledge in luthiers work; moreover, since I had no intention to offer my cartridge at large, wood must have been an ideal material being as it was carvable and beautiful.

Thankfully, I could become more and more convinced with my choice over time. Since I only needed very small pieces of wood, I could do my work without being severely affected by their very nature. Instead, the pieces of wood that I was using, offered satisfying lightness and steadiness providing me with various options to form them. Needless to say, there are many materials that are lighter and harder than wood but I haven’t yet found anything which is superior enough to induce me to dispense with the unique beauty of wood.   

Last but not least, the materials that I chose, wood, bone, brass, all those have one thing in common. The more time goes by, the more elegant they become. 

 

Technics


Q1. What is the specification of TEDESKA mono cartridges?

 

All types of TEDESKA mono cartridge models are equipped with a vertical shaft generator contructed on the air core coil principle. "Air core coil" describes an inductor that does not use a core which is made of a ferromagnetic material. This covers the cases where there is actually air inside of the windings as well as where the coils are wound on a nonmagnetic insulator – We are now adopting the latter method. 

An air-cored inductor is often characterised by great efficiency and dynamism and relatively little distortion. Using this type of inductor is more beneficial when you want to use a high magnetic field strength because its inductance will never saturate. In addition to that, regarding cartridge making, it cannot be overlooked that you can save the weight of the core material which very often results in various favorable characteristics of sound. These are some advantages of air core coil technique from which we benefit.

Q2. What is the specification of TEDESKA Stereo cartridges?

others


Q1. Are you really making your cartridges 100% by yourself? 

Q2. What is the use of Handmade cartridge?