FS: Allnic Rose moving coil cartridge

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Renaissance Wammer
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ON HOLD PENDING PAYMENT
 
 
I just have too many cartridges in the stable at the moment, and the arrival of a Murasakino Sumile is the final straw - something has to give. Which has left me with the near-impossible task of deciding which cartridge to sell.
 
Sadly, I’ve decided this has to be my Allnic Rose. I’m not going to babble on except to say that the review I wrote here for another forum if anything understates the case. I have found it particularly suited to classical music and jazz. 
 
It’s just back from South Korea where I sent it for a checkover before sale, it had a small suspension adjustment and took a whole three weeks to travel there, be worked on, and come back which is pretty marvellous compared to the turnaround time at some other high-end cartridge-makers. I have had it around 18 months but given it’s shared a box with (among other cartridges and at various times) the Sumile, a MySonicLab Hyper Eminent, a Miyajima Madake, an Audio Note Io2, a Fidelity Research FR7, an Ikeda 9TT and several SPUs as well as a clutch of high-end mono cartridges from MSL and Miyajima, it hasn’t had much use at all.

 
Comes with the original boxes, and it now has a stylus guard which wasn’t available when it was first released. It sounds pretty fab into my Allnic HA5000 head amp and H7000V (as you’d expect) but it’s a pretty mainstream MC cartridge at 0.4mv/9ohms and mid-compliance rather than low compliance, at a dynamic compliance of 10 x 10-6 measured at 100hz (so in practical terms at 10hz, probably closer to 14)… very straightforward to fit with its top-down bolts, and easy to dial in with its mostly straight sides. 
 
I’m looking for £1450 for this gem shipped RMSD in the UK, UK retail is £2650.
 
A couple of reviews:
 
https://www.audiophilia.com/reviews/2020/7/27/sigmanallnicrose 
http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0521/Allnic_Rose_Moving_Coil_Phono_Cartridge_Review.htm 


 
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Renaissance Wammer
Wammer
Mar 2, 2021
132
99
48
Sandhurst, UK
AKA
Tom
HiFi Trade?
  1. Yes
The youtube videos on the unique coil mechanism on this cartridge are worth a watch - the principle was to emulate the operation (in reverse obvs) of an LP cutter-head.

Bear in mind this is not a mass-produced cartridge, but made in small numbers by the man himself, an evolution of the Allnic Puritas which goes back nearly 20 years.

 
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