Transfiguration moves forward yet again with the introduction of their new flagship cartridge the "Proteus"
Transfiguration have worked hard to improve on the already stunning Orpheus L.
The Proteus is a major step closer to the ideal where the ultimate audio components will be those that simply don't seem to exist -so good that they add nothing and subtract nothing. The 'straight wire with gain' situation.
The biggest strength of the Proteus is its lack of character.
It is one of those audio components, where the better the system that it is used with (I.E. the faster, more tonally and transiently seamless, dynamically unlimited, with extended frequency range)
...the more it will reveal within the music and you will continue to discover previously hidden information on your records.
PROTEUS technical details
body: aluminium, resonance controlled
cantilever: 0.3mm solid boron
stylus: PA (3 x 30µm) solid diamond
core/coils: Ultra grade 3S - µ metal square core with
5N silver coils
magnet: neodymium front & rear
Output voltage: 0.2mV (3.54cm/s, 1kHz)
Internal impedance: 1 ohm
Ffrequency response: 10Hz 20kHz +1.5dB
20kHz 40kHz +2dB
Channel separation: > 30dB (200Hz - 1kHz)
Channel balance: < 0.5dB at 1kHz
Tracking ability > 70µm at tracking force 2.0g at 315Hz
Dynamic compliance: 13 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Set up instructions
Recommended loading: > 10 ohms
Recommend tracking force: 2.0 g
Optimum working temperature: 23ºcelsius
Break in period: 40 hours
Most musical top cartridge handmade in Japan.