We are now to be able to supply the wonderful Moving Coil Phono Cartridges from the multi national organisation Aidas Audio, designers and manufacturers of some of the best sounding pick up cartridges available today.
All Aidas cartridges are hand made. All of their models employ the same basic concepts, electrical scheme, and body type. They have learnt how to perfect their cartridges by making the minimum necessary changes and highlighting the features that are proven to sound best, paying close attention to each part and detail of their products. Where other brands look for the easy way out, Aidas relentlessly pursue perfecting them.
Aidas’ cartridge generators are unique in shape, quality, and materials. Aidas Audio is among the only three brands that uses the best alloys available.
Aidas are the only brand that uses high power presses to co-joint mechanical parts of the suspension. That eliminates micro-vibration and unwanted damping as opposed to using glue.
Current Phono Cartridge availability:
Aidas Panzerholz MONO
Aidas Panzerholz Diamond – (On demonstration at our listening room)
Aidas Red Heart Black Sound
Aidas Rainbow Durawood
Aidas Rainbow Malachite – (On demonstration at our listening room)
Aidas Rainbow Red Grasp
Aidas Baby Mammoth
Aidas Mammoth Gold – (On demonstration at our listening room)
The Aidas Panzerholz cartridge has body made of Tank wood that also has name Panzerholz and uses an Adamant boron composite cantilever with a 2x damping system. Panzerholz is DIN 7707 compliant and is said to have one of the strongest and hardest wood composites in existence. Many bulletproof shields are made of Panzerholz and they perform extremely well.
All Panzerholz cartridges have boron cantilever with Micro Ridge or Superfine polished Shibata Type III stylus. Special order of Ruby or Sapphire cantilever is 4 weeks turn around. The price for the special order is the same as for boron cantilever models. MONO version Panzerholz is also available.
Specifications – Panzerholz Diamond:
Body: Panzerholz/ tank wood Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron composite or Sapphire Stylus: Namiki super fine Shibata or Micro-Ridge Output: 0.25 mV Magnet system: AlNiCo5 Tracking force: 1.6-1.8 gram Compliance lateral: 13 um/mN Cartridge weight: 8.5-9.1 gram Recommended loading: 40 – 150 Ohms Channel separation: >30 dB/1 kHz Channel balance: >1 dB/1 kHz Coils: 6N copper 0.03 mm Mount: thread M2.5 x 0.45 mm, 1/2 inch or 12.7 mm Coil impedance DC: 4 Ohms Trackability at 300Hz/2.0g: 60 uM Vertical tracking angle: 20° Recommended tonearm mass: lite, medium Break-in period: 50 hours
The Aidas Mammoth cartridges have 3 models: Baby Mammoth, Mammoth and Mammoth Gold.
Aidas Baby Mammoth, Aidas Mammoth and Aidas Mammoth Gold are the new and the most advanced from Aidas Audio line of cartridges.
The generator and driver parts of Mammoth cartridges made of titanium, boron, wolfram, gold, silver, copper, diamond and specially formulated damping compound. More than 200 different compound types were tested. The 2X damping system has unique 2 tiers of compound layers around the generator and tension cord along with cantilever damping pack.
The Aidas Mammoth cartridges’ body made of 21,000 year old Siberian Woolly Mammoth tusk. The ivory physical properties are closest to a human bones and has similar resonance characteristics, not only to skeletal bones, but Auditory Ossicle bones that located in the middle ear. So we have complete harmony presented.
The Aidas Mammoth cartridges packed in the stone box made of Siberian semi-precious stones. Also each package contains the sealed bottle of Siberian Mammoth vodka. The mounting ware, the wrenches and the manual all included. All this shipped inside the attractive black case.
Body: Ivory Cantilever: Boron or Sapphire Stylus: Namiki super fine Shibata or Micro-Ridge Output: 0.28 mV Magnet system: AlNiCo5 Tracking force: 1.6-1.8 gram Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN Cartridge weight: 10.1 gram Recommended loading: 40 Ohms Channel separation: >30 dB/1 kHz Channel balance: >1 dB/1 kHz Coils: 6N copper 0.03 mm Mount: thread M2.5 x 0.45 mm, 1/2 inch or 12.7 mm Coil impedance DC: 4.3 Ohms Trackability at 300Hz/2.0g: 60 uM Vertical tracking angle: 22° Recommended tonearm mass: Light to Medium Break-in period: 50 hours