All Aidas cartridges share the same unique generator and double suspension technology, but differs in body and coil materials.  These differences lead to the incredible four Aidas MC cartridge series:

  • Copper;
  • Silver plated copper;
  • Gold plated copper;
  • Pure Gold.

Copper Series

All Copper series cartridges share same construction and electrical properties. Their main difference is body material which is not only esthetical property. As phono cartridge is very sensitive to vibrations, body material plays an important role. Different body dampening properties makes a unique sound.

The Aidas Durawood cartridges have a beautiful, multicolour ( or grey , mixed grey)  Durawood body. Durawood is DIN 7707 compliant and is said to have similar qualities as Panzerholz – one of the strongest and hardest wood composites in existence.​​ Wood composite ( Green ) is the material consisting of wood dust and a special bonding resin. The material is stone hard with high level of chemical and moisture resistance.

Panzerholz

Specifications:
Body: Panzerholz
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron 
Stylus:  MicroRidge
Output: 0.3mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5
Tracking force: 1.9g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  9.8g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Coils: 6N copper 0.03mm
Mount: thread  M2.5×0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 5 ohms 
Recommended tonearm mass: medium.

Price: £2,895.00


Durawood

Specifications:
Body: Durawood
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron 
Stylus:  MicroRidge
Output: 0.3mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5
Tracking force: 1.9g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  9.5g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Coils: copper 0.03mm
Mount: thread  M2.5×0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 5 ohms 
Recommended tonearm mass: medium.

Price: £3,295.00


Silver Plated Copper Series

Silver PL series cartridges are the next step moving forward in Aidas cartridges portfolio. Their uniqueness are of body material and Silver plated coils. As phono cartridge is very sensitive to vibrations, body material plays an important role. Different body dampening properties makes a unique sound. Different coil material makes even bigger impact on final sound reproduction. 
 
The Aidas Malachite Silver cartridges have a beautiful, multicolor green Tru-stone body. Tru Stone consists of more than 85% actual stone. Tru-Stone blanks are made by a unique process by pulverizing semi-precious stones into a powder, then combines them with other natural pigments and resins. This body does not only looks and feels very high-end but also have very unique damping properties. 

Malachite Silver

Specifications:
Body: Tru-stone
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron 
Stylus:  MicroRidge
Output: 0.3mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5Pins: 24kt pressed Gold ( Brass base) 
Tracking force: 1.9g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  11.3g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Coils: 6N Silver plated copper 0.03mm
Mount: thread  M2.5×0.45mm, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 5 ohms 
Recommended tonearm mass: medium /heavy.

Price: £4,200.00


Gold Plated Copper Series

Gold PL cartridges are the next step moving forward in Aidas cartridges portfolio. Their uniqueness are of different body materials and Gold plated copper coils. As phono cartridge is very sensitive to vibrations, body material plays an important role. Different body dampening properties makes a unique sound. Different coil material makes even bigger impact on final sound reproduction. Gold plated coils do sound natural and detailed.
 
The Aidas Gold PL cartridges come with 3 different bodies: Tru-stone Gold web ,Black African Gabon wood and Brazilian Purpleheart  wood. ​​Bodies are slightly different in mass and damping properties which makes them unique products, both wood types we use have excellent sonic properties. Tru-stone Gold web is a unique beautiful black artificial stone with gold powder inserted in a form of web. Tru Stone consists of more than 85% actual stone.

Gold Web Tru-stone

Specifications:
Body: Tru-stone
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron 
Stylus:  MicroRidge
Output: 0.28mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5Pins: 24kt pressed Gold ( Brass base) 
Tracking force: 1.9g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  12.6g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Coils: Gold plated copper 0.035mm
Mount: thread  M2.5×0.45mm, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 3.5 ohms 
Recommended tonearm mass: medium

Price: £4,700.00


African Blackwood

Specifications:
Body: African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon)
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron 
Stylus:  MicroRidge
Output: 0.28mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5Pins: 24kt pressed Gold ( Brass base) 
Tracking force: 1.9g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  8.1 – 10g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Coils: Gold plated copper 0.03mm
Mount: thread  M2.5×0.45mm, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 3.5 ohms 
Recommended tonearm mass: medium

Price: £4,700.00


GOLD Series

Gold series cartridges are the Top performers in Aidas cartridges portfolio. Their uniqueness are of different body materials and 24kt pure Gold coils. Gold plated coils do sound very natural and detailed. 
The Aidas Gold PL cartridges come with 2 different bodies: Tru-stone Blue River Agate and Mammoth tusk body. ​​. Tru-stone  is a unique beautiful  artificial stone consisting of more than 85% actual stone.

Gala Gold

Specifications:

Body: Tru-stone
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron 
Stylus:  MicroRidge
Output: 0.28mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5
Tracking force: 1.9g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  11.8g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Coils: Pure 999 Gold 0.04 mm
Mount: thread  M2.5×0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 3 ohms 
Recommended tonearm mass: medium.

Price: £4,950.00


Mammoth Gold Mkii – the ultimate Aidas Svasas phono pick up cartridge.

The Aidas Mammoth Gold is the newest and the most advanced of the Aidas cartridges. The cartridge’s body is made with the ivory from 21,000 year old Siberian woolly mammoth tusks.
Mammoth is the best and most unique material Aidas could ever find for his top cartridges. Better than stone, better than exotic wood or metals. 
It has very unique properties, sound wise. It was even compared to other types of bone / horn ( deer) material and is far more superior. It is super strong and damps unwanted vibrations perfectly.

Mammoth Gold Mkii

Specifications:

Body: Mammoth Tusk
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron 
Stylus:  MicroRidge
Output: 0.28mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5
Tracking force: 1.9g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  11.2g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Coils: Pure 99.999% Gold 0.04 mm
Mount: thread  M2.5×0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 3 ohms 
Recommended tonearm mass: medium.

Price: £7,250.00

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